Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Saturday) – It was Oscar’s (Alfred Oscar Lunt) birthday. He said he was 23 years old. Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) came home with me. It is now 28 December 1897, I have been so busy that I have neglected to write in my journal. I will try and remember some of the things that have happened. I can’t see what I was so very busy about, I came to town quite often, went to several practices at Booth’s, it was the opera “Pinafore” we were practicing, we never did produce it for which I was thankful as I think I would have been too scared to do it justice, besides our cast wasn’t very good, some young good singers in the chorus and older people taking the leading parts. Oscar would come up as often as possible when I was in town.


This Day In Our Family History

1837 – Mary Phipps Brand was born in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England to Abraham Brand and Ann Phipps

1849 – Jane Paul was born

1879 – Henry Olpin died in Round Valley, Morgan, Utah, United States

1901 – Herbert Veloy Burton was born

1908 – Obeddelas D Loveridge and Minnie Ann Lunt were married

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – In the evening I went up town. Stopped at Grandpa Sperry’s (Charles Sperry) and he unhitched and put away the horse for me. I went up to Burton’s, Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and Mrs. Burton were getting ready to go to the Theater. After they had gone I practiced on the piano for a while. Annie and Carrie Sorenson came over to bring invitations to Esther, Mrs. Burton and I to the Leap Year Dance. They stayed a while then left. About eight o’clock Oscar Lunt (Alfred Oscar Lunt) cane up, we stayed until the folks returned from the theater. I slept to Burton’s.