William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
July 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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JULY 1911

74 deg. SW wind. Fair. Hot all night. Got up at 11 o'c. Went to the bank.
Got my hair cut & shave. PM- Went to Lake Park to Band Concert. Wrote out check for P. R. Assn dues.

72 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Hot all day. 100 deg. at noon.

78 deg. Fair. SW wind. Hot all night & forenoon. About noon wind chgd to NE. Thunder storm, rained quite hard.

68 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Warm. Home all day. Hot.

80 deg. Fair. W wind. Hot all night. Hottest night that I have any record of. Went to N. Mil. on #23. S. Furn. Co. Semi-annual Meeting.

70 deg.Cloudy. N wind. Shower during the night. Cooler.

64 deg. Fair. NE wind. Cool all day. Went to the Bank. Dep. $90.00. Pd. on Note-$150.00, leaving bal. of $350.00. Borrowed $50.00 from Helen.

70 deg. Fair. No wind. Sultry. Baseball game: Policemen vs. Firemen. at 3 PM. Policemen win - 8 to 2. Sister Laura came to stay over Sun.

78 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm.

73 deg. Fair. Light shower during the night. PM- Minnie, Luara, Libby & I went to Soldiers Home. At 5 PM Mr. & Mrs. Hirschinger came to call.

72 deg. Fair. Out early this eve. Linden off. Stolzenfeld operated.

66 deg. Fair. W wind. Cooler. Home at 3 AM. Off. Worked at home all day.

60 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Minnie & I went to Fredonia on #31 at 7:34. Walked to Henry's. I pitched 8 loads of Barley. Home on 106 at 6:15. Bro't half the farm along.

56 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cool. PM- Went to Dr. Techau's office at 6 PM to ask about Stolzenfelf\d.

66 deg. Fair. SW wind. Cool. Thunder showers during the night. Minnie & I went to Bay View (Lindsay's Park) Kingsley Picnic.

53 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Slept till 3 o'c. Went to see Stolzenfeld at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

50 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool.

52 deg. Partly cloudy. Southerly wind. Looks like rain. Went to tailor this PM. Ordered vest & pants.

62 deg. Fair. W wind. Thundershower at 1:30 AM. Cool during the day. Debus Barn burned this PM.

56 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Cool. Betts & I went to Mt. Sinia Hospital to see Stolzenfeld. Found him improving.

62 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Bro. JL came this eve.

56 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Fair. After breakfast JL & I went to Reservoir Park, Lake Park & Soldiers Home. I went to bed at 0ne o'c. Slept till 8 o'c.

66 deg. SE wind. Looks like rain. Warmer. PM- Showers. Gideons at Kingsley. Cooler with high NW wind this eve.

54 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Fair. Cool. Linden finishes Vac. I come out early this eve. & all week.

52 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Home all day. Very cool. Started coal fire in heater.

54 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Slept all day.

7-271911 60 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool. Fair. Slept all day. Band Concert at Pabst Park this eve. Big Crowd.

66 deg. Fair. S wind. Warm. 19 yrs to day I went on day duty.

66 deg. Fair. W wind.

72 deg. Partly cloudy. W wind. Warm.

72 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Off tonight. Linden returns from Vac.

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