Mrs. Minnie A. Conklin was born Minnie Adelia Gladwyn at Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, N. Y. on November 27, 1867
The year of this diary is 1948. Mrs. Conklin was living at the Conklin Farm which is located on the present-day Evans Road in the Town of Hounsfield. She had lived at the property since her marriage in 1897 to Herbert D. Conklin, son of Theodore and Laurentine Wallace Conklin.
The reader will note daily references to her family. The home in which Mrs. Conklin lived was a double farmhouse, built in 1897 for two Conklin brothers. In 1948 the home was occupied by Mrs. Conklin (on the northeast side) and her son and family (on the southwest side). The family members who lived in the household were:
Doris: daughter-in-law and mother of 5 grandchildren
Gene: married to Elaine, who left the diarist’s household in October
"This is a diary of a lady who possessed an avid interest not only in her family, but her church, community and current events. She maintained a keen interest in these affairs until a few weeks of her death at age 86 in June of 1954."
By: Shirley Conklin Farone, granddaughter.
Diary transcribed in March of 1994.