William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
March 1913

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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MARCH 1913

14 deg. Fair. Sw wind. PM- Snow flurries, drifting. Minnie & I went to Ada's to lunch. Then to see the Boy Milton. Eve. I went to Sta. 2.

.-14 deg. High NW wind. Partly cloudy. Snow squalls. 8 AM- Very Cold. slept all day.
24 deg. W wind. Fair. High wind, drifting snow. Linden called in PM. Official Board, Kingsley.

20 deg. Cloudy. NE wind. Snowf lurries. Inaugaration of Pres. Wilson, Wash. D.C. Cold. 8 in. snow. Good sleighing.

12 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Sent petition on Pension Matters to the Chief this morn. HJM & wife are with us. Ed & Emma came to supper.

2 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold. Worked in basement till noon. Ate dinner & went to bed. Henry & Lina went to Mukwanago at 2:15.

Zero. Fair. W wind. Frosty. Went to Public Service Bldg. to see Claim Agt. Rasiscn. He asked me to come in tomorrow.

24 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went to Ada'a before I went home. Art Sick. Got up at 2 PM. Went to the Public Service Bldg. Saw claim agt. of the TMER&L Co. Made settlement for damage to auto on Feb. 1st.

42 deg. Fair. W wind. Snow going fast. Went to church. Art & Ada came to dinner. Slept all PM & eve.

30 deg. W wind. Fair. Went to Ada's. Got Brotherhood money. Paid Brotherhood bills. Ada came to dinner. I slept all PM.

32 deg. W wind. Fair. Pleasant. Went to Public Service Bldg. to get my money. Went to Ford Garage. Paid my bill, $21.90. Paid Brotherhood bills. Went to N. Mil.-Directors Meeting.

32 deg. S wind. Fair. Took auto out & went down town. Then went to Ada's & home. Everett came this eve. I went with him to Ada's.

40 deg. E wind. Partly cloudy showers after midnight. Showers all eve.

3-14-193 40 deg. W wind. Fair. Ada, 25 yrs. old. Ada & Art came to supper. Walter got stuck at 43rd & Meinecke. I went up with machine & pilled him out.

24 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Snowing all night from 11 PM on. Linden off. Im'm out early. Snow all eve.

W wind. Fair. Palm Sunday. 2 in. snow. Off tonight. Snow flurries all day. Home at 3:10 AM. Went to church. Harry Weber came to see me on Pension Matters. Walter & Ida & Boy, Art & Ada were here.

14 deg.

40 deg. High wind. Went to bed at noon. Up at 6:30. Went to church in eve. Ada came.

42 deg. SW wind. Warmer. Snow all gone. Went to bed at 11:30. Slept till 6 PM.

44 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rain at 3 AM and at intervals all morning. Chas. Lapp came this eve. Walter & Ida came & bro't Boy to stay with Minnie while they went to church.

28 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. High NE wind, snow & sleet.. Spring begins. Snowed from 6:30 to 9 AM. 3 in. icy snow fell. Hard walking.

12 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Art & Ada came to dinner. Art helped me make screens.

32 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Looks like snow. Easter. Kienzle & I arrested Chas. Zieman. Rained nearly all day. Got flowers for Minnie at Desebrooks. Thunder storm in the eve. Home all day.

44 deg. W wind. Partly cloudy. Blowing hard. I went to court with Kienzle in the D&Dis. case vs. Chas Zieman. arrested Sunday morn. at 7th & Davis. Sentence Susp. Home at 10, o'c. Carl & Emma Liebenstein came to stay all night.

24 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Very chilly. Went to Ada's to dinner. Chas. & Emma, Ed's Emma & Helen & Ida & Boy. I came home at 2 PM & went to bed. Snowing.

20 deg. NE wind. Fair. 1 in. snow fell. Martha Kube came today. Stereoptical show at Kingsley. Jake came this eve. & went home again.

20 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Cold & disagreeable. Slept all day. Packed up the "Schrank", ready to ship to Pt.

28 deg. SW wind. Fair. Out early. Linden off.

36 deg. High W wind. Fair. Home at 3:40. Art came at 1 PM. We made screens.

44 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went to church, morning & evening. Off tonight.

32 deg. W wind. Fair. Worked around all morn. Carrryng out ashes etc. PM- Took auto out. Went to Walters & Adas. Martha Kube is with us for a few days. Went to YMCA to attend Missionary Meeting at 8 PM.

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