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May L. Crawshaw Diary, March 1901 with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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March entries from May L. Crawshaw’s 1901 diary (Mary Louisa “Maye” Crawshaw) are transcribed below the images. Under each entry is a section labeled, People mentioned, which lists people in the diary entry and, if applicable, their probable/possible identities.

March 1-2

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 1-2 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 1-2 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

1 March 1901, Friday

Fair

Mama & I went down street this morning & got me a new coat, half fitting box, dark gray in color.

2 March 1901, Saturday

Rainy & cloudy

Helped Mama this morning. Stanley came home to-night. Played whist & cribbage, He, Ben, Bert & I. Ben got laid off today.

March 3-4

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 3-4 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 3-4 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

3 March 1901, Sunday

Fair

Isabelle came up this afternoon & she & Bert went to church to-night. Stanley had to go to work today, but he came home to-night.

4 March 1901, Monday

Rain

It rained this morning but cleared up this afternoon. Papa was to sick to go to work. Stanley went back this morning.

March 5-6

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 5-6 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 5-6 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

5 March 1901, Tuesday

Rain & Fair

Went with Ethelle after after school & intended to go up to her house, but she had to take a poem overt to Leonie Dores & she asked us to come down & stay so we went up to Ethelle’s & asked her mother & then came down to Leonie’s & played cards with she & Harry Robbins. Bert came home this morning and went to the theatre this afternoon.

6 March 1901, Wednesday

Fair

After school to-night I went skating with Ethelle but as Lottie got in on Baby Bush. Mrs. Chandler came over for Ethelle & would not let her skate on Big Bush. Mama is sick with the grip. I guess it will be the last skate we will get this year. Papa went to work today.

March 7-8

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 7-8 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 7-8 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

7 March 1901, Thursday

It froze so hard last night that Ethelle & I were going skating after school to-night I had to go Walkers so I went & then came home & got my skates then went to Bush found only Russell D. & Arthur Childs their with skates & the 2 Chandler boy without. They went home & got theres & then Harry Robbins came over at 5.30. Ethelle came she had to stay after school. She went home & got her skates & we stayed quite awhile & had a good time. This skate will be the last I am sure.

8 March 1901, Friday

Fair

Bert went down street this afternoon & got two library books. Moods & Work by L. M. Alcott.

March 9-10

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 9-10 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 9-10 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

9 March 1901, Saturday

Fair

Stanley came home tonight. We played cards. Helped Ma & read Moods.

10 March 1901, Sunday

Cloudy

Finished Moods today it is fine but the heroine marries the wrong one.

March 11-12

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 11-12 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 11-12 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

11 March 1901, Monday

Rain

It poured in torrents all day so I didn’t go to school.

Bennie & Stanley went up to Boston as Ben is going to work in the same place.

12 March 1901, Tuesday

Fair

Nothing particular done, said or heard to-day.

March 13-14

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 13-14 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 13-14 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

13 March 1901, Wednesday

Fair

Emma came over this noon & stayed to dinner Bert & I went down to Fannies.

14 March 1901, Thursday

Rainy It rained some to-day Read “Work.” Bert went down street & bought us both a bag. Walked over the hill with Bert, Ethelle & Leonie.

March 15-16

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 15-16 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 15-16 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

15 March 1901, Friday

Fair

Anna Brennan walked up my way tonight & then walked down the back road & a little way down the avenue. I met Papa & walked back with him. Finished “Work” by L.M.A. both that & Mood’s is fine but in Moods Sylvia married Geoffrey Moore instead of Adam Warrick & in “Work,” David dies when I wanted him to live.

16 March 1901, Saturday

Fair

Helped Ma to-day. Bert & I went over to Walkers for meat & then to Isabelle Brassells to get her to stay up here all night. Stanley & Bennie were at home when we got back. Isabelle lent me a book called,” All for Love of a Fair Face” by Laura J. Libby.

March 17-18

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 17-18 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 17-18 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

17 March 1901, Sunday

It has been lovely all day. Isabelle, Bert & I went up to the river and out in to William’s Meadow & up all the points on peninsula’s round the swimming hole. Belle went home tonight & Bert & she are going to church tonight. Stanley & Bennie went back tonight.

18 March 1901, Monday

Rainy

It rained hard all day & so I didn’t go to school.

March 19-20

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 19-20 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 19-20 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

19 March 1901, Tuesday

Fair

Went down to the new house in front of Alice Perkins & played with Sophie & she, Dick Brassell & Earl Hope were there part of the time.

20 March 1901, Wednesday

Fair

Went over to Ethel Chandler’s to-night. Bertha R. went too.

March 21-22

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 21-22 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 21-22 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

21 March 1901, Thursday

Rainy

It looked rainy when I started for school so I wore my mackintosh. It began to pour in the middle of the forenoon & kept on right up till 6 o’clock. I didn’t go this afternoon.

22 March 1901, Friday

Fair

My paper went to the office. It was a Arithmetic.

March 23-24

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 23-24 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 23-24 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

23 March 1901, Saturday

Fair

Helped Ma this morning. Bertie went down street this afternoon & I walked down with her to the Cattle-show gate and then over to Ethel’s for her to come over, but she was waiting for Leonie after awhile she came & we started. When we got here we went over to the woods & found some skunk’s cabbage, then we wandered around & ended up in back of Henshaw’s and saw C. Whitely & J. Hill flying kites & then came home again & played parcheesi & cards then Bert (who had come home in the meantime) & I walked home with Ethelle & Leonie.

24 March 1901, Sunday

Cloudy

John & Emma came this morning and stayed till.

March 25-26

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 25-26 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 25-26 Mar 1901 entries

25 March 1901, Monday

Fair

Bert went to work for Miss Roebuck at the millinery trade today.

26 March 1901, Tuesday

Rainy

Went over to Leonie Dore’s this noon to take her a book that she forgot & went again, also Ethel after school.

March 27-28

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 28-29 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901), 27-28 Mar 1901 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection, Massachusetts.

27 March 1901, Wednesday

Fair

Woke up this morning & found my neck hurt like the dickens it was so bad that I didn’t go to school.

28 March 1901, Thursday

Fair

Still at home my neck is quite bad yet

March 29-30

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 29-30 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 29-30 Mar 1901 entries

29 March 1901, Friday

I am at home today on account of my neck.

If I had been to school I would have got out for two week April vacation

30 March 1901, Saturday

Fair

Ethel Chandler came over this morning to find out whether I could go to the theatre, she stayed about 10 minutes. Stanley & Bennie came home to-night.

March 31

May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 31 Mar 1901 entries
May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901, 31 Mar 1901 entries

31 March 1901, Sunday

Fair

Read different things nearly all day. The boys went back to-night.

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber and compiler, “May L. Crawshaw 1901 Diary, March 1901 with Transcription” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures (https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/may-l-crawshaw-diary-march-1901/ : published 2021); May L. Crawshaw, Diary for 1901, March 1901 entries (Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1901); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

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