William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
October 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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40 deg. Fair. W wind. Cool in the night. Warm in the day. Put on new tire this morn. on right front wheel. Went to the Bank.

50 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool. Went with Minnie & Helen to Marquardt's. Bo't bed spring & mattress. Went to Busse's. Picked grapes, some apples, and bro't Ed & Emma home with us. Went to bed at 3:45 PM.

44 deg. SW wind Fair. Cool. Took auto to HLD's for repairs. Slept all PM. Went to Ada's to supper. Warm.

52 deg. SW wind. Fair. Went down to HLD & got our auto. They put a Master Vibrator on. Slept all PM. Helen got new bed. I set it up for her.

60 deg. S wind. Rain. The new Mission at 45th & Meinecke Av. to be dedicated to day. We all went. Bro't Mr. & Mrs. Kohlstedt home from the dedication.

62 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Damp. Went to bed at 11 o'c. Got up at 5. Eve.- Went to Ada's & Walters.

62 deg. S wind. Fair. Warm & Damp. Went to Ford Garage. Got Earl to look over engine. Went to bed at 11:45. Got up at 5 PM.

56 deg. N wind. Fair. Out early. Linden Off. Foggy.

60 deg. S wind. Foggy. Damp. Cloudy. Off tonight. Home at 2:20 AM. Got up at 7 AM. Minnie Helen & I went to Pt. At Jakes for dinner. Went to the country to get Hickory Nuts but coudn't find any. Very foggy.

64 deg. Sw wind. Cloudy. Rain at 6 AM. Very warm. Clearing at 19:30 AM. We went to Liebensteins for dinner. Staid at Dora's last night. Left Pt. at 4:18. Home at 6:45 PM. Rain & mud from Theinsville home.

50 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cooler. High wind. Took auto to HLD's. Went after it at 4 PM. Went to Ada's to supper.

50 deg. W wind. Fair. Pleasant. Got up at 1 PM. Went to S.S. at 2 PM at the new Mission. Afterward called at Schlueter's.

50 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. High wind. Took auto to HLD's. Got "cam shaft" put in. Got auto home at 5 PM. Dora & "Bunnie" came today.

54 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Vulcanized two tubes for Walter. got up at 2 PM. Took Dora to S. side, then to Milw. Northern Depot.

60 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Slept till 4 PM. Took auto out. Went to see Linden. Took him to the Sta.

40 deg. North wind. Fair. Cool. Slept all day. Commenced raining at 1 PM. Rained all day & eve.

50 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Rained all night. Vulcanized inner tube for Walter. went to bed at 10:30. Slept till dark. Cold & disagreeable.

34 deg. NW wind. Fair. Light frost. Went out with auto & found plasterer to fix Elmslies kitchen. PM- Took Helen to Milw. & N. North side Sta. to 4:30 car for Pt.

32 deg. W wind. Fair. Frost. got up at 4 PM. Walter, Ida & Boy came for a call. I took them home in our car.

37 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Took auto to HLD's to have engine adjusted. M. Engelhaupt 2112 Clark St. came to fix plaster in Elmslies kitchen. Patched our laundry. Snowing in the eve. NE wind.

26 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Snow. 1 in. fell during the night. Overcoat & heavy flannels. Slept till 4 PM. Then went down & got the auto.

32 deg. SW wind. Cloudy. Damp. PM- Snow & rain. Walter came this morning. I helped him pump up his tires.

36 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Went to bed at 10:30 AM. Got up at 4 PM. Went to Baraber shop, then to Ada's to supper. Took Mrs. Chapman & Portia out for a ride in Wash. Park.

42 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Shower at 1 AM. Worked in the yard all the morning. Went to bed at noon. Up at 6:15 PM. Warmer.

44 deg. N wind. Fair. Took auto out. Minnie & I went & got Ada. Went to Weisshaupts. Got Minnie pair of shoes. Went to the Bank. Deposit for Helen. Got Art's bank book. Went home. Beat the big rugs. Art came to dinner. Went to bed at 1:45 PM.

46 deg. E wind. Fair. Quite moderate. Jake, Lois, Nettie, Otto & Dewey came down. Called at our house on way to Everett's. PM- Rain. Jakes folks left here at 3:45. Got home home at 6:30 PM in their new auto.

32 deg. N wind. Fair. Frosty. Fixed the clothes line for Minnie. Went to bed. Got up at 3 PM. Went to bed at 7:15 PM. Up at 10 PM. Raining.

38 deg. NW wind. cloudy. Raining. Linden off. I come out early. Night Sergts. to report every hour beginning last night.

42 deg. N wind. cloudy. Rainy 2 AM. Off tonight. Rain all day. Painted the kitchen.

32 deg. W wind. Fair. Snow on ground this morn. Colder. Worked around the house. Painted the cellar way. Cut kindling wood. Brotherhood meeting.

24 deg. W wind. Fair. Heavy frost. On duty 9 PM tonight. Slept all day.

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