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.
32 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Looks like snow. Home at 3:30. PM- went to bank.
24 deg. Fair. NW wind. Colder. PM- snowing. McNamara Bros. plead guilty.
24 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snow. Snowed all night. Went to church twice today.
23 deg. Fair. SW wind. Frosty.
28 deg. Fair. W wind. Raw & chilly. Reported sick this eve. Bad cold & Bronchitis.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. Warmer. Sick today.
38 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warmer. Light snow early this morn. Sick with Bronchitis. Reported at 12 o'c midnight for duty.
40 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Damp. Sick headache all PM & Eve.
40 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Damp. Foggy. PM & Eve. rain.
42 deg. Rain. E wind. Cloudy. Rained all night. Eve. Gave Mrs. Cappon $5.00 on Banquet Acct.
36 deg. W wind. Fair. Paul C. Schmidt, Peter Dineen, Ed. Jochim appointed Sergts.
W wind. Chilly. Cloudy.
24 deg. W wind. Frosty. Fair. Linden off. I come out early.
26 deg. W wind. Frosty. Fair. Home at 3 AM.
28 deg. NE wind. Frosty. Cloudy. Off last night.
32 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Snowing at 3 AM & all morn. B. Minn arrested by Officer Pape - Disorderly.
30 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Looks like snow.
26 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Looks like snow.
23 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty.
12-20-191 28 deg. E wind. Fair. Frosty. PM- Went to N. Mil. with Schnell. Rain at 10 PM.
40 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rain.
32 deg. Southerly wind. Cloudy. Frosty. Looks like rain or snow.
30 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Slept all day.
28 deg. S wind. Fair. Frosty.
26 deg. W wind. Fair. Cold. Slept all PM.
30 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowing at 6 AM. Snow & rain PM & Eve. Irene Lockwood came this PM.
17 deg. NW wind. Fair. Colder. Out early. Linden Off.
Zero. NW wind. Fair. Cold. First zero weather. Home on car at 3:30. Went to visit Stolzenberg at 4 PM. Brotherhood meeting. Prof. K.C. Smith talked on Vocational choice.
20 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Frosty. Off last night.
32 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Warmer. Damp.
32 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Rain all night. Growing colder at 6 AM. Ate breakfast when I got home. Rested & practiced my violin till noon. Went to bed at 12. Got up at 9:30 PM. Cold & blustering.