The Diary of Alson J. Dugan of Brattleboro, Vermont from 1913 to 1918
Alson J. Dugan, Dorothy J. Dill
D.J. Dill, 1999 - Brattleboro (Vt.) - 58 pages
I now have my 15 minutes of fame - no, more like 30 seconds. This diary of my maternal grandfather would be quite interesting to anyone who had lived in Brattleboro, VT during the years 1913 to 1918. In his daily musings, he mentions all sorts of things, the weather, the people he played pool with, where he performed, family events, sports scores, newspaper articles about the beginnings of WWI, his toothaches-----all done in a lined notebook, one or two lines of text per day. I copied and published it in 1999 and gave copies to Brattleboro Library and New England Historic Genealogical Society.
He was a musician and a voicer for the Estey Organ Company. He played violin, trumpet and piano. He played at dance halls, churches and as the pianist at the silent movies. He was an amateur magician, a devoted husband and a wonderful father to his 6 children.
|Alson in 1895|
|Alson in 1930|