William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
April 1909

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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APRIL 1909

- 30 deg. W wind. Very pleasant. Took Schroders check to his house.

32 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. PM- showery. First rehearsal in new mission.

34 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. Chilly.

34 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Palm Sunday. Cold & chilly all day.

38 deg. Partly cloudy. Southerly wind. Orders to be atSta. at 6:30 PM. Very warm SW wind. Josie & Eunice came with Everett. Eve.- Thunder storm during the eve.

42 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cooler. Showers. Election day. Sta. at 34th & Clark. PM- Heavy thunder storm toward eve. Home at 9:45.

36 deg. Cloudy. High NW wind. Snow flakes flying.. PM- Clearing. Very high wind.'

34 deg. Cloudy. N wind. Snow flurries. Very chilly. 4:00 PM- Sergt Linden & I arrested Wm. Daley & Chas. E. Stevens, Drunk & Dis. on Fond du Lac & 24th.

24 deg. Fair. NW wind. Very cold. In court at 9 with Daily & Stevens. $5.00 & cost-$12.62. Back to beat at 10:15. Snow flurries.

20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Very cold. Rising temp. PM- wind changed to SE. Very raw.

32 deg. Fair. SE wind. Very cold. Car delay near N. Mil. Got home at 1:20. Easter. Drew Vac. Oct. 28 to Nov. t. Our 26th wedding anniversary. Minnie & Ada came home at 9 AM.

50 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. March wind & April showers. Shower before 6 AM. 10 AM, Rain, cooler. Rain all PM.

34 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. 1/2 in. wet snow. Orders to go to citizens dress at noon. Watch around school, 29th & Clark. Mr. Ernst came & practiced with me on cornet. 9 PM.- Bro. JL came to stay all night.

38 deg. Fair. Rain. SE wind. On watch again at 29th & Clark. Rain in the eve.

40 deg. Fair. SW wind. & warmer. 10 AM- wind SE. Traded Vac. with Betts. I take No. 1. May 1 to 11. On watch 11:20 to 4 PM. Concert at Kingsley.

38 deg. Cloudy. Northerly wind. Watch in citizens clothes discontinued. PM. showery. Variable wind.

34 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Warm at noon. PM- Wind E & cooler.

52 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Growing colder. Heavy thunder storm during the night. Warm this morn. Wore dress coat. PM- Rain. cold & disagreeable. Rained hard all PM & Eve. We all staid at home. Met Chas. Keller at 21st & Fond du Lac. Here visiting Droekamps.

38 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cold. Meeting og Pension Board at 10 AM. in Mayor's office. Pensioned Alb. Koeller, Math. Stromberg & Fred. Keller. Back to beat at 11:30

34 deg. Fair. E wind. Cold. Very cold east wind all day.

38 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rain till 3 PM. Wind chgd to NW, colder.

34 deg. Fair. West wind, chilly.

28 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Betts sent to Sta. 2 (Special). I cover his beat. Mail at 2:30 for Frank Richard 3504 N. Av.

4-24-2909 34 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Very damp & chilly. Snow at 4 to 5 AM. Frank Huck, 2715 Clark St. hung himself at 6:30 AM. Bad trade of property led to act. A. Hoffmeister, carpenter, found in Lake at Whitefish Bay.

48 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Growing colder.

32 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Chilly. Nic Schilz case from Jan. 25th. Sen. Susp. Back to beat at 10:30. Rain all PM.

44 deg. Fair. NW wind. Showers during the night & early morn.

36 deg. Partly cloudy. E wind. Very chilly. 1:30 PM. Called to the Chiefs office & told to go to Madison tomorrow PM & appear before committee on Banks & Insurance in interest of Police Pension Bill. 2 PM- Snow & rain all PM & eve.

36 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. & rain with thunder storm. 11:30 AM. Went home, got dinner. Changed clothes. Took 1:40 train to Madison. Met Chief at Cap. Got lunch at Cronins. Met Senate Com. on Banks & Insurance at 8 PM. Reg. at Cap. Hotel at 11:30. Assigned to room #41. Rained, hailed, thunder & lightning all PM & eve.

36 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Rained all way home from Madison. Left there at 8:05 AM. Arr. Mil. 11:00. Went to Secy's office. Got my check & expense money. Went home.

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