Saturday, December 08, 2007

A Note About the John Braden Diary

I should post every so often what this diary is and dates to let some one just coming to the blog know what these pages are and who wrote it.

John Braden is my great great grandfather. He was born December 19, 1864 in Illinois. He started this diary when he moved to Webster City, Iowa in 1898. The diary spans over a year with a few entries after.

I though since I am putting John Braden's diary on here, it might be a good idea to put some information about his family here too. I was just writing this last entry and looked at some of the dates I have that he wrote in the back of his diary and realized his wife, Lucina would at this time be pregnant with what will be twins. She also has a one year old (she will be my great grandmother) along with a 7 year old boy and a 4 year old boy when we left off in May of 1899. The twins will be born in October of 1899. I do wish I would have Lucina's thoughts on paper too. I am thankful for the diary I have, but it just peeks my curiosity about Lucina life. Here below is the information John wrote in the back of his diary.

John Braden was born in the year of 1864 December the 19th
Lucina Gatton was born in the year of 1867 November the 11th
Lora May Braden was born in the year 1891 of May the 4th
Harry Vanburen Braden was born in the year of 1892 September the 25th
John Young Braden was born in the year of 1895 June the 26th
Cora A. Braden was born in the year of 1898 June the 29th
Ray B. and Fay G. Braden were born in the year of 1899 October the 19th
Dorothy J. Braden was born in the year of 1902 July the 17th

Lora May Braden died May 26, 1893
Fay Gatton Braden died October the 15, 1900

Sadly it looks like when he wrote this diary they had already lost one child. They lose Fay just under a year after she was born.


At 4:35 PM, Anonymous swampy said...

I have so much catching up to do...I've found that the hurrider I go the behinder I get...

Where is that tag?
I need the directions.
Please Please Please remind me of what I'm supposed to do.

Swampy's Place

At 6:05 PM, Blogger The Travelers Journal said...

Hi Swampy,
No hurry, they aren't going anywhere. I am not sure how to tag things. I just write the page and hit post :) Is there a way just to link all the journal pages together? I will have to look into it. For now just go back to where you left off and they should all still be there.

I am trying to get all the pages up in the next few days. I was behind posting a page a day and I am thinking of having the journal pages printed for family members for Christmas if I can get them up in the next week or so.

If you would like I can send the final copy when I am done as an attachemnt to you, so you can take your time and read them. I think I am using word to store them. Just let me know.


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