William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
December 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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40 deg. cloudy. E wind. Rainy. Walker came after noon. Moss came & talked over church site. Gary & Verna came at 4:30. Rain.

32 deg. Northerly wind. Snowing during the night. coughed all night.

28 deg. W wind. Rising temp. Everett came at noon with his new Ford. I took a ride & adjusted it.

40 deg. SW wind. Fair. Home all day, except going to the Bank in morn. & church in eve.

40 deg. Variable wind. cloudy. Rainy. Went to church supper in eve.

24 deg. NW wind. Fair. Colder. Took machine out. PM- Went down town with Kohlstedt. Ada & her dressmaker went along. I met Drs. Rollins & Perry, Kohlstedt, Moss & Barrett at YMCA. Talked over & visited church site on 46th & Meinecke.

20 deg. W wind. Fair. Cold. Reported for duty last night at mid-night. Slept all day. Went to tailor from Sta. Tried on overcoat.

20 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Slept all day. Went to church in eve. Brotherhood Meeting after church service.

10 deg. W wind. Fair. Walter had trouble with his auto. Radiator froze. I hauled him to N. Mil. Went to Meiers. Got medicine. Went to bed. Cough won. Minnie reported me sick. Staid in bed & rubbed sweet oil on lungs.

32 deg. Fair. Warm. Slept till noon. 24 hrs. in bed. Some better this eve. In house all day. Colder toward eve.

10 deg. SW wind. Fair. Cold. Betts came & spent the PM with me. Still coughing.

4 deg. Fair. W wind. Cold. Walter came in this morn. His auto radiator was frozen. Thawed him out. Art rode away with him. Eve.- Ada & Arthur married at 8 PM by Rev. Kohlsted.

W wind. Fair. Art & Ada went to Chicago. I went out to the house. Linden came at 9 PM.

28 deg. Fair. W wind. Warmer. PM- Called Dr. Hollenbeck. Eve.- Ada Tel. from Chi. this eve.

28 deg. S wind. cloudy. Shower AM. Rising temp. Walter, Ida & the Boy came to supper. Boy staid while they went to church. W.G. Searles 3208 Walnut St. called. Bro't greetings from Long's, Rothburg, Mich.

40 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Looks like snow. Went to Barber Shop & back before noon. Ada & Art came home. Ida bro't the Boy down to stay while she went shopping.

40 deg. Sw wind. Cloudy. Rained all night. Home all day. Eve.- Went to Wash. Park Presb. Chapel. Met me who want to do away with the race track at Wash. Park.

34 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Cooler. Linden off. I go out early.

34 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. PM- Took auto out for a while. Vulcanized tires. Eve.- Walter came & gave me a note for $200.00, I accepted it & wished him a Merry Christmas.

28 deg. cloudy. W wind. One inch of snow fell during the night.

20 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cold. Went to tailor at 8:30 mAM. Tried on overcoat. Left it there to be changed.

8 deg. W wind. Fair. Chilly. Slept all day.

20 deg. SW wind. Fair. Chilly. Went to N. Mil. at 6 PM. Directors Meeting. Rode home with Moss.

20 deg. SW wind. Fair. Frosty. Took out the auto & Ada & I went to the S. side. Got table for Mau at Wm. Bergers. Set it up & took it down to him. Went out to the house with Ada.

30 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Christmas Day. Slept all day. Walter & Ida & the Boy came to supper. After supper we took a joy ride in the auto.

30 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Went to tailor. got my overcoat. Had it inspected. Bo't Diary for next year. Off tonight

24 deg. Fair. PM- Took auto out for a spin. Worked down in the basement the rest of the time.

26 deg. SW wind. Fair. Worked in the basement on the Boys sleigh box. Slept the rest of the day.

34 deg. W wind. Fair. Mild. Out early. Linden off.

40 deg. S wind. cloudy. Rain at 12 mid-night. Out at 6 PM last night. Home at 2:15 AM. Took auto down to Sta. at 10 PM last night. PM- Went down town with Ada & John Maechtle.

36 deg. SW wind. Fair. Pleasant. Mild all night. Traveled Dobratz beat all night.

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