Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Sunday) – I went across the street to the Paxman home to view the remains of President Paxman and then attended his funeral services at noon. Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came and spent the evening with me. About all that is written for a few days is I attended school with (Oscar spent the evening with me).

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Wednesday) – Min Abbott (Minnie Lamont Abbott) and I went down to the depot. President William Paxman’s body was brought home on the train. He died Tuesday down in American Fork. We met Bert Sparke’s and he brought us home. I slept at Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry).

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Sunday) – Attended Sunday School. Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) spent the evening with me. Monday (11th) evening Oscar and I went to the Theater. Tuesday (12th) evening I went to a ragbee at Aunt Augusta Sperry’s (Emma Augusta Taylor).

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Sunday) – Was fast day, Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I went to Sunday School. Afterwards Arthur (David Arthur Sperry) and Lillie Black (Lillie May Black) joined us and we went over to the post office, that seemed to be the habit for all to go to the post office after Sunday School, or around the noon hour. As that was about the time the mail came in. from there we walked up to our lot. In the afternoon Minnie Abbott (Minnie Lamont Abbott) and I went to Fast Meeting. After meeting we went to the depot to see who came in on the train from Sanpete, we must have been expecting someone for Aunt Sarah Sperry was on the train. I had supper at Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry) and in the evening Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) spent the evening with me. Went to school all week, am living at Grandma Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller). Friday (8th) afternoon I sang a song in school. Evening I went to a dance in the Little Grande with Arthur, Lillie Black and Esther.

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Tuesday) – I had to sing in Mutual. I chose (Leona Queen of My Heart). Later Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I went to Grandmother Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller – 37). Later the band came and serenaded the home from there they went down to Foote’s Hotel and Esther, Lil Black (Lillie May Black) and I went down a block to main street and stood on the corner listening to the music.

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Sunday) – Arthur (David Arthur Sperry), Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry) and I came up town. In the afternoon Grandfather and I went to church. Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) spent the evening with us.