William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
December 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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44 deg. N wind. Cloudy. Rainy & damp. Slept all day.

48 deg. SE wind. Cloudy. Foggy & Damp. Slept all day. Brotherhood banquet in eve.

44 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Slept all day.

36 deg. W wind. Fair. Colder. First sunshine in 8 days. Supper at the church.

38 deg. W wind. Fair. Cool & pleasant. Got up at 1 PM. Went to Kohlstedts at 2 o'c. Went out & made 12 stops looking for church subscriptions. Home at 5 PM.

46 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Looks like rain. Slept all day. I sleep well this cool dark weather.

34 deg. NW wind. Cloudy. Snow & rain begining before midnight & continuosly toward noon at intervals. Much colder. Slept all day.

18 deg. NW wind. Fair. Cold & disagreeable. Went to bed 12:30. Got up at 7:30. Cold: Milton staid with Minnie all PM. Walter was in Chgo.

24 deg. W wind. Fair. Clear & cold. Slept all day. Minnie & Ada went to Roy Gordon funeral. Then downtown.

34 deg. W wind. Fair. Chilly. Off tonight. PM- Went out with Kohlstedt.

28 deg. W wind. Fair. Put in inner tube. Went to Ada's with Minnie, then to N. Mil. Home at 12:15. Tel. Beck to bring closet seat & cover. PM- Out with Kohlstedt.

40 deg. High W wind. Fair. P. Peterson took our piano to Ada's for $2.50. PM- Took Minnie & Helen up to Ada's. Then went home & read a while. Dressed up & went to Ada's to supper. Took my violin up & left it.

37 deg. W wind. Fair. Pleasant. Went to bed at noon. Got up at 8 PM. Book Case came from Eggert's. Full moon.

36 deg. SW wind. Fair. Mild & pleasant. Out early. Linden off. Got up at 2 PM. Took Minnie, Helen & Ed out for a ride.

28 deg. W wind. Fair. Frosty. Home at 2:30 AM. Got up at 10 AM. Miller came over & we cleaned the carbon out of machine. Went down town, then to Ada's & back home.

35 deg. S wind. Fair. Took auto to garage at 709 Chestnut. Went to Tailor, got new pr. pants. Had them inspected. Borrowed $200.00 from Helen & paid $200.00 on Mtge at P. R. Assn. Home at 11 AM.

32 deg. W wind. Fair. Chilly. Went to Ford Garage, got auto. Went to bed at noon. Got up at 5:30 PM.

22 deg. W wind. Fair. Frostry. Slept till 1 PM. Went with Kohlstedt 2 to 5 PM. Slept 7 to 10:30.

24 deg. Fair. Raw. White frost. Went out with Kohlstedt at 2 PM.

32 deg. SW wind. cloudy. Snowing, 3 AM. Art & Ada took the auto & made some calls this PM. Milton spent the evening with us. Art & Ada staid for supper.

18 deg. NW wind. Fair. Went to bed at 9 AM. Up at 12:45. Jake & family came down to dinner. PM- Ed, Minnie & I went to Busse's at 2 PM. Home at 7 PM.

26 deg. NE wind. Cloudy. Warmer. Went to bed at noon. Worked all forenoon in garage. Went to Ada's in eve.

32 deg. E wind. Cloudy. Rear all morn. Went to bed at 11:30. Up at 6 PM. Went with Walter to Wauwatosa at 8 PM.

32 deg. Variable wind. Cloudy. Got auto out. Went to Mil. Northern Depot. Shipped box oranges to JFM, Pt. Wash. Went to Ford Garage, pd. bill. got auto adjusted. Went to Ada's & Walter's then to bed.

25 deg. N wind. Fair. Chilly. Off tonight.

20 deg. W wind. Fair. Cold.

18 deg. S wind. Fair. Chilly. Slept all day.

26 deg. W wind. Cloudy. Snow flurries. Linden off. I go out early. Wm. Miller Planning Mill burned at 11:55 PM.

28 deg. SW wind. Fair. Raw. Home at 2:25. Slept till 10:30. Mr. Frank & wife with daughter Elsie came to dinner.. PM- We went to Ada's. Staid a while.

22 deg. W wind. Fair. White frost. Slept all day. Bro'hood Meeting at 8 PM. Carroll & Pearse spoke.

20 deg. W wind. Cloody. Frosty. Went to bed at 8:45. Up at 11:50. Went to Ada's, then to Kohlstedts, down to Ford. Got spark plug, 9 gals. gasoline from filling station.
Went with K to Bay View. got Miss Martin's $500.00 for Kingsley. Took it to Bank. Took K to Deaconess Home. Went to Grunewalds, left my pump to be fixed. Got home at 4 PM. Bot diary for 1914 at Burghardts.

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