1907-1912 Handwritten Diary Bellevue Monongahela Allegheny Pennsylvania History For Sale
This FANTASTIC 108 YEAR OLD handwritten antique diary / journal / manuscript book was written by a woman who I think was named MARY HINDINAN. I say "think" because she wrote her name in the front of the diary, but I can't find her in the census records, so her name may be spelleddifferentlythan I think.... I'll scanher nameso you can see it for yourself. I'm pretty sure she lived in ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA because she mentions many communities in this county, including Wilkinsburg, McKeesport, Pittsburgh, Elizabeth, Bellevue.This diary would be great for the person who likes to doresearch, because she left a lot of clues in the diary about her family, and I'm sure there is a lot to discover about Mary! She writes of having a son, Marion, who died in 1902 and she also has a son named William. She tells of Aunt Jane King living with them, and of her illness and death on November 21, 1907. I know if I had more time to spend on research, I'd be able to find her family history, but my time is very limited, so I'll let the winning buyer have the opportunity to do it if they so desire.This is a RARE One-Of-A-Kind Window Into Pennsylvania& American History !!!Mary entries provide a wonderful look into life in Allegheny County over 100 years ago! She mentions many names of the local people too, so this diary would be great for a Historian or descendants of folks from this area.She writes of her husband delivering supplies to many schools, such as Haydens School, Brownsdale School, Bunda School, Elk Horn School, Franklin School, and others. She tells of Scarlet Fever being in the community and ofher sons house being quarantined when their baby comes down with Scarlet Fever. She writes of the death of Aunt Jane King & a family feud that follows, going to an Exposition, of a lady getting thrown off of a street car, an Explosion at Burgettstown, seeing Halleys Comet & an Eclipse of the moon, of boys serenading Kate Gillingham, having gas lines & gas fixtures put into their home, many accidents, deaths, weddings & births, and so much more! It is a WONDERFUL Slice of Americana !!!Mary's entries begin on August 19, 1907 and end on January 7, 1912. There are 127 pages full of handwritten entries! The diary measures 5" x 7 1/2" so there is quite a lot to read! And her handwriting is very legible too!
HERE ARE A FEW EXCERPTS I'VE TAKEN FROM THE DIARY ENTRIES, Please Note That These Are A Very Small Portion Of The Diary, There Is Much More To Read! " .....Mr. H. rode horseback to church.Young man murdered on the road below Charles Pierces about four o'clock in the morning .... Mr. H. gone to Sunny Side with school supplies. Took Aunt Janes dress over to her at B.S. Alleys on his way up. Mr. H. chosen as one of six jurymen on case of murder .... A young Mormon Elder here to sell Book of Mormon .... Big fire at the Monougahela bridge, Burnt the saloon and several dwelling houses .... Auntie very sick, Dr here. Lill and Ed came in evening and stayed a little while. Up all night .... Aunt Jane died fifteen minutes of one o'clock p.m., Sister Florence and myself laid her out .... Florence and Ed came, stayed all night at Florences. They fought me and called me a liar. They want what Aunt Jane gave me .... W. V. Campbell, the executor of Aunt Jane Kings estate brought me Robert Bailie and Mr. Hershey to appraise her goods in my house. With them came Florence McKinney, the Residuary Legatec. and her daughter. We had James Lytle here for our part as witness .... Mr. H. went to school meeting at Jeferson School House, went in sleigh .... Went to see great sesqui parade in Pittsburg .... President Taft took his seat, great disappointment of the people .... Williams son Robert, age three months, supposed to have scarlet fever, house quarantined. Marvin & Mildred with us, little William at his grandpa .... Marshal McKinneys son was killed in coal mine in Virginia, he was a Civil Engineer .... Capt. Wilson buried, found dead in bed .... Mrs. S.C. Lytle stayed here while her son Jamie went to the funeral of Rachel Arthers, an old servant of the Wycoffs .... Bought singer sewing machine, paid thirty dollars and old machine .... Thirteen Balloons started from Indianapolis, Indiana on a race. Two of them came by here about half past 3 o'clock. Two men in each one of them .... Mr. H. attended the dedication of the Soldiers Memorial Hall in Pittsburg .... Sewing Circle gave Ida Peterson Hammin a shower of missalaneous articles as a token of sympathy on account of having everything burnt up .... Morton Black of Monongahela fell dead while dressing .... Sent box to William by express from Monongahela containing books for Wm, a quilt for Marion, and one from Mildred, pair blankets, one bolster, feathers, for bed and some tickings .... James H. McClure, nephew of P.A. Lyttles, shot himself, lived 21 hours after ...."
Some of the many names she mentions in the diary are: R. B. McKinney ~ William & Hershel Sayer ~ (Aunt) Jane King ~ Mrs. S.C. Lytle ~ Harry McClinton ~ Sade Hayden ~ Capt. Joe Allen ~ Mrs. Albert Allen ~ Mrs. George Jamison ~ Ed Hayden ~ Frank Pierce ~ Will Campbell ~ Ed Fickes ~ A. Patton ~ Jese Lecky ~ Harry Creghead ~ Ed Long ~ Bessie Pierce ~ George Linn ~ Sarah Pierce ~Maggie Edmundson ~ Frank Pohr ~ Jess Walls ~ Elsie Wilson ~ Effie Moss ~ Lulu Weaver ~ Perry Gambell ~ Alexander McMahan~ and others!
The Cities/ Towns / Villages / Townships / CommunitiesLocated InAllegheny County,PennsylvaniaAre: Clairton ~ Duquesne ~ McKeesport ~ Pittsburgh ~ Aspinwall ~ Avalon ~ Baldwin ~ Bell Acres ~ Bellevue ~ Ben Avon ~ Ben Avon Heights ~ Bethel Park ~ Blawnox ~ Brackenridge ~ Braddock ~ Braddock Hills ~ Bradford Woods ~ Brentwood ~ Bridgeville ~ Carnegie ~ Castle Shannon ~ Chalfant ~ Cheswick ~ Churchill ~ Coraopolis ~ Crafton ~ Dormont ~ Dravosburg ~ East McKeesport ~ East Pittsburgh ~ Edgewood ~ Edgeworth ~ Elizabeth ~ Emsworth ~ Etna ~ Forest Hills ~ Fox Chapel ~ Franklin Park ~ Glassport ~ Glenfield ~ Green Tree ~ Haysville ~ Heidelberg ~ Homestead ~ Ingram ~ Jefferson Hills ~Leetsdale ~ Liberty ~ Lincoln ~ McDonald ~ McKees Rocks ~ Millvale ~ Monroeville ~ Mount Oliver ~ Munhall ~ North Braddock ~ Oakdale ~ Oakmont ~ Osborne ~ Pennsbury Village ~ Pitcairn ~ Pleasant Hills ~ Plum ~ Port Vue ~ Rankin ~ Rosslyn Farms ~ Sewickley ~ Sewickley Heights ~ Sewickley Hills ~ Sharpsburg ~ Springdale ~ Swissvale ~ Tarentum ~ Thornburg ~ Trafford ~ Turtle Creek ~ Verona ~ Versailles ~ Wall ~ West Elizabeth ~ West Homestead ~ West Mifflin ~ West View ~ Whitaker ~ White Oak ~ Whitehall ~ Wilkinsburg ~ Wilmerding ~ Carnot-Moon ~ Curtisville ~ Imperial-Enlow ~ Russellton ~ Sturgeon-Noblestown.
Adjacent Counties Are: Butler County ~ Armstrong County ~ Wastmoreland County ~ Washington County ~ Beaver County
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