William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
April 1912

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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APRIL 1912

31 deg. Fair. N wind. Looks like rain. Reported for duty at 12 midnight.

32 deg. Fair. N wind. Election day. Dr. G. A. Balding elected Mayor. 12864 over Seidel. W. C. Wehe elected Alderman, 22 nd. Wd.

32 deg. Fair. SW wind. Froze hard during the night.

41 deg. FAir. SW wind. Rising temp. Very warm all day.

50 deg. Fair. SW wind. Helped Minnie clean house. Went to bed at 11:40. Got up at 3:30 to see Miss Vogt from Theinsville inquiring about Henry Krell who is in the Reformatory at Green Bay for one year Feb. 27th. Cut off the top of willow tree.

60 deg. Fair. SW wind. Warm. Worked in the yard. Cut up the top top of the willow tree. Worked till noon. Then found range boiler leaked. Called up Beck & he bro't new boiler. I found it rusty inside & he said return it. Thunder shower toward eve.

32 deg. Fair. High NW wind. Snow at 3:10 to 4:30. Colder. Easter. PM- Art & his sisters came & we played together. Walter, Ida & the boy Milton came & staid for supper.

40 deg. E wind. Fair. Cool. Minnies birthday-51. Minnie went downtown. Beck came at 9:30 & put in new boiler. I helped his man & we hung new radiator upstairs in my room & tested it. Went to to bed at 2 PM.

48 deg. Fair. High W wind. Out early for Linden. Went to Walters to see the boy.

32 deg. Fair. E wind. Frosty. Off tonight. Went down town. Mr. Nelson bro't me home in his auto. PM- worked in the yard preparing to build auto garage. Ordered Lbr.- Coerpers.

48 deg. Fair. W wind. Warm. Fair. Our Wedding Day. Jake & Lois came down & spent the eve. Worked at the garage all day.

40 deg. Fair. Variable wind. Went to the Bldg. Inspectors office for permit for garage. Had to go home & make plan & give location of Bldgs.

42 deg. Fair. E wind. Cool. Went to Bldg. Inspectors office & got permit for garage.- $1.00. Art came at 1 o'c. & helped me till 6 PM.

44 deg. Cloudy. E wind. Rain at 1:40. Rained very hard. Cleared up tpwards noon. Very warm. Went to church in eve. Minnie & I alone all day.

50 deg. S wind. Fair. Wind chgd to west. Schaetzel came at 1 PM & helped me plumb the garage & pit up the rafters. We worked till 4 o'c.

47 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cool. Directors meeting tonight.

4-17=1912 32 deg. E wind. Fair. Cold. Very chilly all night. PM- Snowing from NE.

32 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowed al night. Still snowing at 8 AM. 6 in. wet snow has fallen. Thawing very fast.

27 deg. Varaible wind. Fair. Warmer. Snow going fast.

32 deg. Fair. W wind. Arthur came this PM & helped me put siding on garage. Ordered roofing from Droegkamps.

44 deg. Cloudy. Rainy E wind. Cold & disagreeable. Thunder storm PM.

42 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Colder.

32 deg. SW wind. Warmer. Fair. Ed went out to Fredonia get H.H. goods moved. Thunder storm in the eve.

46 deg. NW wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Ordered load of cinders from P. Weimer.

44 deg. High S wind. Fair. Linden off tonight. I come out early. Brotherhood Meeting tonight.

50 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Rain after midnight. Off tonight. PM- Art came & we worked on garage. Wind blew a gale all PM.

40 deg. N wind. Fair. Worked all day at garage. Art. helped all PM. Got roof on & painted. Tamped cinder for floor.

40 deg. Raw E wind. Cloudy. Rain all PM & eve.

38 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Chilly. Worked at garage till 2 PM. St. Car Strike. 38 men walked out.

36 deg. NE wind. Fair. Stayed in Sta. till 5 AM. Then went to 12th St. Barn. Ordered gas stove for Ed. Checks.

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