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.
25 deg. Southerly wind. Fair. Heavy frost. Off duty at 6 AM. Went to Bank at 11 AM. Then to Ada's to dinner. Went to Central Sta. Made paym't of $200.00 & int. $43.00 from Ada.
43 deg. SW wind. Fair. Warmer. 4 PM - Went to Weat Allis. Called on Everett. Home at 8 PM.
44 deg. SW wind. Partly cloudy. Warmer. Got up at 1:30. Went to Bank. Dep. check from Walter, $49.80. Went to Siebens farm to look at lots. Price too high. Went to Ada's. Took Minnie to Optician to get glasses.
32 deg. Fair. White Frost. Reported sick at 1 AM. Bronchitis. Everett came this morn & looked me over & prescribed for me.
32 deg. W wind. Fair. White frost. Rec'd $30.00 check from Walter on $1000.00 loan.
34 deg. W wind. Fair. Very pleasant. Still coughing. Ada came in during the day. She & Art came in the eve on the way to church.
40 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Warm during the day. Went to Barber Shop, to Bank, to Brown St. garage, got tire cement, to 14th & Fond du Lac, got vulcanizing rubber. To Baldauf's, got Presc filled & Home. All in an hour with auto.
32 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Colder. Snow, this morn. Home coughing all day. Colder toward eve. Art gave me check for $25.00 Paym't on place.
26 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold, blustering. Got up at 10:30. Headache. Art & Ada came to dinner. Linden called in the eveving. Ed. M. came & spent the eve.
20 deg. W wind. Fair. Minnie washed. I made window box for Ada.
22 deg. NW wind. Fair. Got up at 9:45. Got the machine out. Had dinner. Went to the Bank. To Ada's, put up window ice box. Went to Library, to Munger's & home. Go to work at midnight tonight.
30 deg. SE wind. Fair. Chilly. Slept all day.
36 deg. Vraiable wind. Fair. Cool. Got up at 2:30. Fixed up some storm sash for Ada's cellar windows. Painted them. Set glass in two sash.
34 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cool. Off tonight. Minnie, Helen & I went to Bucks to dinner. After dinner, Kelley Dicks Barn burned & we went over there, then home.
34 deg. NE wind. Fair. Cloudy. Got up at 8:30. Worked in the yeard. Minnie & I went to the market, then got 25 gals of gasoline at 15 cts per [gal]. then home. After dinner went to Ada's. Took storm sash. Helped Art fit storm sash. Took inner tubes to Walter.
32 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Frost. Linden off. I go out early. Went to bed at 8:45 AM. Slept till 1:30 PM. Walter, Ida & Milton, Art & Ada were to dinner with us. Weather very pleasant.
36 deg. Variable wind. Fair. Cool. Mr. Kohlstedt called. PM - Minnie & I went to Ada's. Took Mrs. Junek & her girls for a ride.
50 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Rain all night. Slept all day. Went to Ada's in eve.
60 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Rained all night. Thunder last eve. Slept all day. Minnie & Helen went to prayer meeting with me this eve.
50 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Fog horn blowing. Very warm during the night. Slept all day. Very damp.
58 deg. S wind. Cloudy. Warm & damp. Got up at 3:30. Went to Library. Got some books.
52 deg. South wind. Fair. Cool. PM - Minnie & I went to Ada's. Helped Art fix storm sash. Home at 6:15 & to bed at 6:40.
40 deg. NW wind. Fair. Colder. Went to Walters to supper. Miltons Birthday Celebration although his birthday is tomorrow. Gr'd Av. Cong. Church at 7:30. Rescue Mission Sunday.
36 deg. NW wind. Fair. Slept till 4 PM.
36 deg. SE wind. Fair. Chilly. Slept till 1 PM. Got out the auto. Went to Mitchell Park. Then to West Allis to Everett's, then to the Mauseoleum, then home. Milto came to stay the eve. Art & Ada went to church to supper.
46 deg. W wind. cloudy. Went to bed at 9 AM. Got up at 1 PM. Went to Kohlstedts at 2 PM. Took him a round making calls raising money to pay off church debt. While running auto into garage auto stalled & I had to get neighbor Wendt to help push it in. Rainy. Se wind. Sergts. Exam.
42 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Rainy. Thanksgiving. I go out early. Linden off.
Art & Ada helped us eat a 12 lb. turkey. Bo't at A.B. Clajus Market, Green Bay Ave. 25 cts. per lb. or $3.00.
46 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Damp & Foggy. Off tonight. Home at 2:30 AM. Got books from library. Minnie & I went to Ada's.
44 deg. Foggy, SE wind. Cloudy. Painted Elmslies kitchen. Rainy & damp.
52 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Damp & foggy. Checks. Slept till 4 PM. Mrs. Vinal called on us. Everett bro't her, went home after Velma got stuck. I took Mrs, V. to C&NW train at 7:20 PM.