William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
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.
32 deg. Partly cloudy. Vac. begins. Snow flurries all day. Carpenters came to work on Auto Shed & Balcony. Had to quit on acct. of snow.
30 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. Went to church with Minnie. PM.- Ada & I went to Museum & Layton Art Gallery. Snow squalls all PM.
30 deg. Fair. Rising temp. W wind. Carpenters came & I helped them all day. Hugo Jala worked on our balcony. Henry Phippen on Helen's Auto Shed.
32 deg. Fair. SE wind. White frost. Carpenters worked all day. I helped them.
50 deg. Fair. W wind. Very warm all day. Worked with the carpenters. P.F. Jewett called & took dinner with us.
66 deg. Fair. W wind. Very warm. Carpenters finished Auto Shed & walk at noon. PM- Minnie & I took 3:35 train for Elkhorn, arriving at 5:20.
34 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. At Elkhorn. Minnie & I drove to Delevan in forenoon. PM- Ladies Aid Soc.
46 deg. Southerly wind. Cool. JL & family took us driving to
Williams Bay & around Lake Geneva. Home at 3:30. Took 6:38 train gor Burlington. Had hard work finding Sprowels place because we had forgotten St. & No.
40 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cool. Rained during the night. At Burlington. Quite cool. Went to church with Sprowls & wife. Eve.- I sang with the Choir. Also sang solo, "Cross of Love".
32 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cold. Left Burlington- 7:26 AM. Home at 9:45. Had dinner & painted auto barn. Cleaned up around yard. Edwin Hyde died.
38 deg. Fair. NE wind. PM- chgd to SE. Chilly. On duty for another yr. Pension Board meeting at 10 AM. Bo't West Allis Bonds, 5%, $14,000 worth. Saloon books.
48 deg. Fair. SE wind. Cool. Finished Saloon Book. Carpenter worked all day on Helens Porch.
58 deg. Fair. SW wind. Thunder shower early morn. Warm & pleasant. Very warm all day. Carpenter worked all day at our house.
54 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cooler. Rain during the night & early morn. Shower- 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
60 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Heavy thuder storm suring the night. PM- Partly cloudy. High SW wind to NW, colder. Change day:- Genther PM. Mail at 2:30.
42 deg. Partly cloudy. Hugh NW wind. Cold. Schnell Com. from Sta. 5 to see Chief in regard to shorter hours.
44 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. Signed contract for Tel. till Dec. 31st. Pd. Jala $5.00. Subscribed $ 25.00 for Resue Mission via Hollenbeck.
48 Deg. Fair. E wind. Cool & pleasant.
54 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool all day.
5-20-2909 50 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool.
48 deg. NE wind. Cool. Schnell goes on Vac. Rawson & Smudde cover his beat. Mail at 2:30 - R. A. Edwards 2913 Meinecke Av.
50 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Growing colder.
50 deg. Fair. NE wind. Eve: Went to Church Dedication, 35th & Elm.
50 deg. Fair. NE wind.
52 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Very chilly all day. Choir reheardal at Fellowhip & Brotherhood meeting at Kingsley. I attended both.
50 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cold. Rain during the night. Rain at noon & thunder showers all PM.
64 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. At noon Minnie made a bargain with Mrs. Billings to work her garden on shares. I commenced spading.
54 deg. Fair. Variable wind - W to N at 8 AM. Finished spading this morn. Social at Fellowship Mission. Home at 11:40 PM.
60 deg. Fair. Southerly wind.
60 deg. Fair. SE wind.
60 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Av Min Temp for Mo - 48 deg. Went to Schroeders house with his check. 8:30, Went to Tailors & got pants & vest-$9.50. Had them inspected & back at 10:20. Went to Mil. Lbr. Co., Pd. $50.00 on acct.