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.
58 deg. E wind. Rainy. Caps & Dress coats tonight. Rained hard all night. Nehls came to the Sta. under influence of drink, so much so, that the Sta. Keeper & the men noticed.
52 deg. E Wind. Cloudy. Edw. Maechtle & wife came this eve.
54 deg. E eind. Rain 5 AM. Cloudy. Went to bank at 9:30. Rain all day. Edw. M. starts work at Schn. Furn. Co. Warm toward eve.
54 deg. Fair. High W wind. Growing colder.
42 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool.
54 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rain. Bro. JL & wife here last night & tonight.
46 deg. Partly cloudy. NE wind. Cool. Eunice & Ethel Sizer came this PM.
40 deg. Heavy frost. W wind. Fair. The first frost of the season.
42 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Brotherhood Meeting. I was elected Sec'y.
54 deg. S wind. Warmer. Cloudy.
52 deg. Variable wind. Moderate. Partly cloudy. Grandpa Davis came over & helped me trim the cherry tree. Mrs. Reinhard & Mrs. Mohr came to stay all night.
46 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer.
52 deg. S wind. Warm. Cloudy. Cloudy, eve. rain.
56 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rain all night. Linden Off, I come out early.
58 deg. S wind. Fair. Warmer. Off. Home at 3 AM. Got up at 10 o'c. Went to church. PM- Took walk with Ada & Arthur.
58 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Went downtown to look at Autos. Went to N. Mil. Had dinner with Walter & Ed. Rained. Home at 3 PM.
54 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Mrs. Forster buried. Minnie went to funeral. Eve. Went to N. Mil. S. Furn. Co. Directors meeting.
48 deg. Fair. W wind. Pleasant. Slept all day from 10 AM.
48 deg. N wind. Cooler. Fair. PM- Went out with Schwartzburg Autoing.
42 deg. Fair. N wind. Rising temp. Sick all night with Neuralgia. Went to Sta. & rested.
42 deg. Fair. N wind. Cool. Mrs. Towsley & Ada came up & talked about Quarrles trouble.
42 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rain all night. Linden off. I come out early.
44 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Home at 3:30. PM- went to Dentist. Mrs. Addenbrooke to have teeth fixed.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Frost.
46 deg. Fair. W wind. Pleasant. Chilly during the night. PM- Go to dentist at 4'o'c. Went to dentist at 4 PM.
32 deg. N wind. Fair. Light frost. PM- Snow, 1/2 in. fell.
28 deg. W wind. Cool. Fair. PM- To be at dentist at 4 PM.
26 deg. W wind. Fair. Heavy frost.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Raw wind. Eve.- Minnie & I went to the Auditorium - WCTU meeting.
40 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Looks like rain. Linden went home sick at 10:00 last night. Tel. at 2PM that I could take my off. He would be out. Worked in yard. Got tulips ready & planted tulips. Brotherhood meeting.
40 deg. NE wind. Rainy. cloudy. Cool. Checks.