Kate Gardner’s 1884 Diary by Kate J. Gardner — In 1884, the year she turned 20, Kate Gardner, (great-grandmother of David Woodbury), committed herself to keep a diary.  She did so faithfully, and it happens to be the year she met her husband-to-be, Dan Miller.  It is still in the family and is shared here publicly because it has much to recommend it historically as well as for her descendants.

Kate J. Gardner, right, with her son Richard Ivan Miller holding his daughter Dorothy Mae Miller, about summer 1927 assuming Dorothy to be about two years old

Introduction — Providing some background for the names and places mentioned in the diary.

Diary — The book itself, Kate in 1884 in her own words.