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.
52 deg. Fair. Cool. S wind. Got up at 1;30. Got up at 1:30. Got dinner. & went to the Bank. Borrowed $350.00 from Ada. Paid $400.00 on Mtge note.
64 deg. Cloudy. S wind. Light showers at 5 AM. Rained all forenoon.
54 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Heavy thunder storm during the night. & early morn. Heavy rain. Rain all forenoon. Helen & Pauline came this PM. G. M. lost 5 cows by lightning last week.
62 deg. Partly cloudy. SE wind. Heavy thunderstorm after 2 AM. Showery all day. Went with Minnie to Zions Church.
56 deg. Foggy. E wind. Out early for Linden.
62 deg. Cloudy. Variable wind. Thunder storm at 2 AM. Linden on Vac. Kiehls came up this PM.
60 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Kopmeiers Icehouse at foot of Center St. burned this PM.
52 deg. Fair. S wind. Fair. Ida's birthday. Took her some roses & other things.
66 deg. Fair. S wind. Hot. 98 in shade.
80 deg. Fair. SW wind. Very warm all night. Off tonight. Linden returns from Vac. Hot. Ada's girls here. Went to John Killians with roses. Bot straw hat & soft shirt.
70 deg. Fair. NW wind. Hot all night. Cooler toward morn. Geo. Killian, wife & daughters came up. Staid the PM. Showers toward eve. & during the fore part of night.
58 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool breeze.
56 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. Pleasant. Minnie & Ada went to HIghland Park on 2:30 car. going to attend Everett's graduation at Evanston tomorrow.
58 deg. Partly cloudy. Variable wind. Minnie & Ada came home this eve. Had a good time.
58 deg. Fair. W wind. slept all day. Walter & Ida came over to supper.
66 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Showery.
60 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Cloudy. 21st birthday on Police Dept.
46 deg. Fair. No wind. Cool & pleasant. Barnum-Bailey Circus came this AM. Show tomorrow at 35th & Clybourn.
64 deg. Fair. SW wind. Fair. Got circus out of town all right.
68 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Got up at 2 o'c & went to the bank for Ada.
60 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Warm. Worked all night on what I think a false alarm. Some one crying Help-Murder etc. at 35th & Fond du Lac. at 1:30 AM.
70 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Too warm to sleep. Mr. & Mrs. Masterson & son came at 1 PM to stay all night. I took M & son to Wash. Park.
77 deg. Fair. Varaiable wind. Hot all night. Went to Lake Park with Mastersons. They went to Chgo.at 6:30 PM.
78 deg. SW wind. Warm all night. Off. Got up at 9 o'cleck. Minnie & I took 10:30 car for Pt. Ada & Arthur came at 1:30. We drove to Sucker Brook, then back to "Canada Side" & had planked whitefish for supper.
65 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rained hard during the night. Sick all morn. Went to Laura's & called on H. Laubenstein. Home on 6:11 train.
70 deg. E wind. Foggy. Clearing toward noon.
58 deg. Fair. NW wind, cooler.
56 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool all day. Worked till 9 AM. Slept till nearly 5 o'c.
58 deg. N wind. Cool. Fair. Got up at 9 o'c. Helped plumber put in range boiler at Elmslies & worked on our sink. Went to bed at 5 PM.
60 deg. Fair. SW wind. Sister Libbie came this PM.