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.
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.