Thursday, August 14, 1919

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A good morning. Rain this
evening. Jim & Henry suckered
tobacco all day.

Ben went to Chatham. John
& Edwin and Christenia went
and Kate Harvey. John gave
them all dinner at the hotel.
Kate & Ben was in the rain
comeing home. Josie ironed some.
We both got dinner.
I caned five cans of
tomatoes.

Edna and Franklin
went to George Blairs.
Josie got uneasy a bout
them, a fraid they would
be in a hard cloud
but they got home before
it rained.

I thought that Julia
Fergerson
would come but
she did not. Don't know
what is the matter.

10 oclock

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Ben Brumfield

What hotel in Chatham would have been serving supper in 1921?

Neil Brumfield

Powell Hotel - (see http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/street/main/s/00/) - 27 South Main (6/2005) was constructed around 1920 by James W. Collie as a hotel.1 Through much of the 20th century it was known as the Powell Hotel, owned by Kate Hardy Powell. built around 1920.