Aug 1 – Mercury 104. Hannah came home from Howlands Burg. I went down to Katharines. All well.
Aug 2 – Worked in garden some. Chored round most of the day.
Aug 3 – Went over to burg. Worked round house and garden.
Aug 4 – Cut weeds and grubs along the fence up the hill. Hot day. Allerton thrashed. Ethan and Hannah went to Kalamazoo.
Aug 5 – Went down to Mrs Browns. Helped Jim clean up wheat. Rainy forenoon. Cut weed on hill.
Aug 6 – Went up to Mr Flanders in afternoon. Sarah went. Ed took pig down to Rial French.
Aug 7 – Took Fan up to Mr Flanders to get Jersey calf. Went down to Katharines in afternoon after Hannah. Sarah went down to see Minnie Randal.
Aug 8 – Nice day. Jim and Hannah went to Kalamazoo to see Lou.
Aug 9 – At home choring. Not much work to day.
Aug 10 – Took Hannah down to Mate Fords.
Aug 13 – Robert here. Went over to Burg after Lous trunk. Robert and I went around the squair. Rained in Evening.
Aug 14 – Cloudy some mist. At home. Robert here. Very warm.
Aug 16 – Took Robert over to the train. Rainy morning. Robert left for Canada.
Aug 17 – Sarah and Lou went down to Mrs Browns. I helped Jim repair the grainry.
Aug 18 – Cut and drawed some wood. Ethan and Jim went to Kalamazoo to see the Sham Battle. Cord Beach got hurt.
Aug 19 – Took Sarah and Lou up to Em Ralphs. I Repaired chair for Em.
Aug 20 – At home. Went down to Mr Browns in morning.
Aug 21 – Harry Crawford came on 7 Oclock train. Carrie Plank and Mary Allerton here in afternoon. Lois came over. D came. Went over to burg in Evening. Ha[d] a heavy shower rained in night.
Aug 22 – Cloudy looks like rain. Harry Crawford here. All well.
Aug 23 – Not much work to day. Jim commenced plowing East lot. George Hubbards baby died this morning. Carry Plank here.
Aug 24 – Hannah and Carey went down to Mr Allertons. Lou and children went over to Lois. Oat Hills mother Died to day.
Aug 25 – Took Lou over to Mr Ralph. Robert came back from Canada. Glen Keith came on noon train. Mrs Hill buried.
Aug 26 – Ethan went to Kalamazoo. Harry went with him. Robert went up to Nelt Blass.
Aug 27 – Mercury 102. Took Robert over to burg he went to Chicago. Carrie Plank came here stayed all night.
Aug 28 – Mercury 99. Carrie went up to Gull Lake to attend the Grange Picknic. Jim plowing. Lou here.
Aug 29 – Had a heavy shower. Went down to Katharines.
Aug 30 – Let Jim have six bags full of corn. Mr Hampton here to dinner tin pedler. Hannah took Carrie Plank to Kalamazoo.
Aug 31 – Lou and children here. Jim plowing. Very warm.
 His neighbor, John T. Allerton
 Fan was his cow. Presume he was taking Fan to the bull
 Neighbor, Mary Ann “Mate” (Thompson) Ford
 Michigan death records show that Joseph Whitford died in Charleston, Michigan on August 10, 1886 and FindAGrave.com shows he is buried in Lawler Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan
 His wife Sarah’s brother
 His wife Sarah’s brother
 Michigan death records show that George Turner died in Kalamazoo from a fall from a scaffold on August 10, 1886 and FindAGrave.com shows he is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo, Michigan
 Most likely the Galesburg Old Cemetery where their mother, Nancy (Comfort) Crawford Betts, was buried
 The daughter of neighbors John & Caroline (Rapelje) Allerton
 Carrie Plank was the daughter of William & Harriett (Groat) Plank who had been neighbors of the Keiths in Comstock until they moved to Grand Rapids in 1873
 The son of Hiram & Kate (Atcheson) Crawford; Hiram was Sarah’s brother
 Michigan death records reveal that Floyd Hubbard, the six-month-old son of George & Alice Hubbard, died in Galesburg, Michigan on August 23, 1886
 Michigan death records reveal that Sarah (Watters) Hill died August 23, 1886 in Galesburg, Michigan
 His grand-nephew, the son of James “Oscar” & Mary Ann (Batey) Keith