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.
34 deg. Cloudy. No wind. Very chilly. 9 AM - wind SE, becoming variable.
38 deg. Fair. Variablw wind. Went to Suelflows & Centra Sta. Pd. Int. $54.75. Orders to be at Sta. at 6:30 to get papers & instructions for Elections.
40 deg. Stationed at 34th & Clark Sts. Reported 190 votes at noon from Gust Franks Saloon. Cor. 35th & Clark. Left booth at 8:20 PM. Home at 9:30. Taft elected. State & county Rep. except Sheriff. Franke elected Sheriff.
30 deg. Fair. Northerly wind. Colder.
26 deg. Cloudy. NW wind. Cold. 11:07 AM- Arrested John O'Donnell, 21st & North Av. begging for whiskey from saloon to saloon on N. Av.
36 deg. Fair. W wind. Keebler case- 9 AM. Pd. costs. John O'Donnell - $25.00 & costs or 30 days. Back to beat at 11:30.
32 deg. Cloudy. W wind. Snow & rain at 12 noon. 4 new Sergts sworn in yesterday. Maas, Hensler, Murray & Wegner. Sergt. Linden transferred to No. 5. Orders for caps tomorrow.
38 deg. Fair. W wind. Very pleasant. Caps this morn. The new "Prince Henry" caps. Notice of Executive Committee meeting at 7:30 tomorrow eve. at Pastor's Residence, 897-30th St. Tom Mackey at Kingsley this eve.
32 deg. Fair. SW wind. Frosty. Notice per tel. of Pension Board Meeting tomorrow morn.
20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Pension Bd. Meeting at 10 AM. Pensioned Mrs. Pimbley.
22 deg. Fair. NW wind. Colder.
22 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold.
20 deg. Fair. NW wind. Cold. Tony Burger killed on RR track at 15th St. yesterday. Lieut Joe on Vac. Very cold all day. Nettie M. & Miss Jacobson came to stay all night. Chas. Bauch & wife came up to spend the Eve.
20 deg. Fair. W wind. Very cold & frosty. Overcoat this morn.
22 deg. Partly cloudy. SW wind. Very chilly. White frost. 10PM snow flurry.
24 deg. Fair. High W wind. Snow flurry at 10 o'c. last night.
20 deg. Fair. Southerly wind. Very chilly.
38 deg. Fair. NW wind. Warmer. Ada & I went to Sherman St. Church.
44 deg. Fair. NW wind. Warmer. Ada & I went to S St. Church.
32 deg. Foggy. SE wind. Heavy frost. Lieut Joe in Sta. I went to Church alone this eve.
30 deg. Fair. Frosty S wind. Very pleasant at noon.
40 deg. Fair. SE wind. Fog horn blowing. One dollar for election exp. Showers at 10:30 AM to 2 PM.
48 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Rain during the night.
48 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Rain during the night. Rainy all day.
44 deg. Cloudy. SE wind. Rain during the early morn with some thunder. Thunder showers all day.
36 deg. Partly cloudy. High SW wind. Turkey day. 1/2 hr extra for dinner. Home all eve.
32 deg. Fair. NW wind.
34 deg. Fair. SW wind.
31 deg. Fair. SE wind. Rain at 2 PM & the rest of the day & all eve.
48 deg. Fair, SW wind. Av, Min. Temp. for Mo. 33 deg. High SW wind, rainy & blustery all day.