William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
May 1908

Milwaukee County Police Department

These diaries are a mixture of work and family affairs of William Bramwell Sizer. William was on the Milwaukee Police Department and a member of the Sherman Street Methodist Episcopal Church, later transferring their membership to Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church and died in 1916. The diaries give a pretty good view of life in the years involved. The diaries were given to me for presentation on this site by family members see contributors page.

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MAY 1908

38 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. PM- showers. Cars run on N. Av. to 39th. St.

32 deg. Clearing, 8 AM. NW wind. Snow flurries & cold. Call at Beinedorfer $29.25 Wright, cor. 30th for tax money. On S's beat. Snow flurries during the day.

34 deg. Fair. Varaiable wind. Rising temp. Stolzenfeld on duty.

40 deg. Fair. E wind & cool.

42 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rain at 8:45 AM. Rainy all day. Rained hard all eve.

40 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Very damp & disagreeable.

45 deg. Cloudy. High NE wind. Rain at 7 AM. Meulendyk case from Apt. 27th cont. to June 10th Probation. Back to beat at 10:20 AM. Saloon books this AM.

` 41 deg. Cloudy. High NE wind. Rainy. Working on Saloon Books.

43 deg. Fair. West wind & sunshine. Warmer. Working on Saloon Books.

50 deg. Fair. Variable wind, becoming westerly. Orders to go to Cemetary PM. Met Genthe, 20th & Locust, 9 AM.

56 deg. Partly cloudy. West wind. Warm. Showers, 9 AM & S wind. Heavy showers at 6 PM.

56 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Mail at 2:45. Turned in Saloon Books. 7 PM- Wind chgd to NE. Gowing colder.

52 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. & cold & rainy.

Cloudy. NE wind. Rain, very wet & disagreeable. Rained all day.

48 deg. Fair. Clearing at 8 AM. Rising Temp. E wind. 10:30 AM-Wind west. Change day:- Schroeder at noon. Very bright & pleasant all day

52 deg. SE wind.

58 deg. Fair. Varizble wind. Warm. PM- E wind & growing cooler. Minnie & Ada went to Waukesha this morn.

50 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Shower at 9 AM. Showery all PM.

47 deg. cloudy. Rainy. Variable wind. Beat changed this morn to 22nd Ward. N. Av. to Fond du Lac, 30th E to Fond du Lac. Rept't. time 30. Dinner 12:30 to 1:30. PM- Clearing, wind Se.

52 deg. Fair. SE wind. Sister Alice's birthday - 39 yrs. old.

56 deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool all day. Heine ret. from Vac. Marquardt goes on Vac.

60 deg. Fair. West wind. Warm. Went to new house this eve.

52 deg. Fair. Northerly wind.- Chgd to E towards noon. Very pleasant. PM - partly cloudy.

53 deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool.

60 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warm. 11:30- Wind chgd to SW. Shower 1:30 PM. E wind at 6:30 PM.

62 deg. Fair. West wind. Very warm. Thunder storm at 2:30 AM. Notice: On & after Sunday May 31st, Blouses & Grey Helmets to be worn.

66 deg. Fair. SE wind. Warmer. Very damp all day. Collected personal tax from H.A. Beiersdaorf 2925 Wright St.-$5.68.

62 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Growing cooler. Showers, 5:45 AM. Mail at 2:30 for Junel & notice of Pension Board meeting.

56 Deg. E wind. Rain during the night. Pension Board meeting, 10 AM. Back to beat at 11:21. Bo't $15000.00 Auditorium Bonds at 4%. Cont. Donahue case, subject to call of the board. Pension Find resources were $106,701.14 on May 1, '08.

56 deg. Cloudy. E wind. 8:30- clearing. W wind & warm. Checks.

56 deg. cloudy. Northerly wind. Rain during the night. Vacation begins.

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