William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
May 1911

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 1911

36 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rain with high wind after midnight. Colder during the day. snow flurries this PM. Went to Suelflows, Paid $600 & int. $37.50. Went to Central Sta. Pd. $3.75 int.

28 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Froze hard. Drill Day. Minnie came home at 6:30 PM.

32 deg. Fair. NW wind. White frost. Got up at 2 PM. Minnie Helen & I went to Walters. Notice from Suelflow saying he couldn't extend loan as I wanted.

32 deg. Fair. SW wind. Light frost. PM- Went to Badger State Bank, made arrangements to have them take Mtge. from Suelflow.

40 deg. Fair. W wind.

32 deg. Fair. W wind. Light frosts.

46 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Got up at 2 o'c. Went to Wauwatosa. Called at Lindows. Home on 4:50 car. Eve. Went to church with Minnie.

60 deg. Cloudy. SW wind. Looks like rain. Light shower at 3:20 AM. Heavy shower during the forenoon. Got up at 2 o'c. worked on Helen's screens.

50 deg. Fair. W wind. Pleasant. Land fog early this morn. Drill day. Rain during the eve.

52 deg. cloudy. southerly wind. Rained with thunder & lightning during the night. Linden off tonight. Out early. Very warm.

70 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm & dusty. Off tonight. Very warm all day. Helped Minnie clean house etc. Eve. went to nickle show with Ada & Louisa S.

50 deg. Fair. High W wind. Cool. Minnie & I went to Cedarburg on 8:30 car. Visited Henry Rintelman & wife on West St. Went to BHilgens Park & got some violets. Came home on 106 at 5:40 from C.

40 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool. Heater pipe leaking. Called Beck. He sent helper over. I got everything ready & when he came it didn't take long to fix it. Went to bed at noon. slept till 8 PM.

50 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Looks like rain. Slept till 3 PM.

63 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Warm all day. Wind chgd to N toward eve. Cooler.

54 deg. cloudy. N wind. Cool. Drill Day. T. W. sprwls & wife took dinner with us. Left on 2:30 car for Burlington. Walter & Ida go on trip to Chi., Cleveland & Detroit.

62 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Very warm. 12 o'c. midnight. Arrested John Curtis, drunk, at 3308 Fon du Lac Av.

67 deg. SW wind. Hot. In court at 9 AM with curtis. Sentence susp. Home at 10:30. Worked at Helens house till 2 o'c. hanging screen door. up stairs. Tried to sleep. Hot. couln't sleep after 2.

76 deg. Fair. south wind. Hot. Went to Sta. at 2:30. Relieved Arnold so he could take a bath.

66 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Light shower during the night.

54 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Cool. Rain. Blouses & Hats. Showers all PM & eve.

52 deg. cloudy. E wind. showery. Frank & John Maechtle spent Sunday with us & went home this PM. I took them to N. Mil. on No. 7. Came back on 106.

54 deg. cloudy. SE wind.

54 deg. Fair. W wind. Rising temp.

56 deg. Fair. E wind. Cold. Ou early tonight for Linden. Hot all day. We plan to go to Fredonia in the morn.

70 deg. Fair. W wind. Off today. Minnie, Helen & I went to Fredonia. Henry met us. After dinner we went to Cemetary, fixed up graves. I carried 24 pails of water. Went to Pt. in the eve.

70 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Minnie & I came come on 11 o'c. car, Minnie went downtown to meet Ada. I went directly home & started the hose. Hot all day.

68 deg. Fair. N wind. Cooler, light rain during the night. Cooler at 4 AM.

54 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Cold.

54 deg. Fair. E wind. Decoration Day. Slept nearly all day. Ada came home early.

60 deg. Fair. N wind. Thunder shower at 3:30 to 4:45 AM. Bought 4 bundles of pie plant on 3rd St. for 25 cts. Checks this eve.

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