Nancy’s handwriting is extremely hard to read, especially names.
Jul 1 – Bess & Ray came from Chi- via S- H- this p.m. A surprise to me, brought Lela a parasol, a black __ll dress for me.
Jul 2 – Hannah came 6-25 train this a.m. She, Lela & I went down town this eve. Hard battle in Cuba. Michigan boys to the front.
Jul 3 – Lou 38 to day. Cerveras fleet sunk off Seltiago.
Jul 4 – Hannah working on her shirt waists.
Jul 5 – Hannah cut Bessies linen ___ll to day & my black “ [linen] ___ll. Very warm. Hank 25.00.
Jul 6 – Sewing hard all day. Mrs Dunbar, Mrs Fraser & Hattie called. They came from home (Detroit) Saturday.
Jul 7 – Hannah to Mary Caywood cousins to tea & all night. Lela & I called on the Grants.
Jul 8 – Hannah came back this a.m. she is about sick. Emma Harris came to visit the girls a few days.
Jul 9 – Hannah went to Lous this p.m. Lela & I went to train with her. We got 9 plates, 9 sauce dishes. 1 bowl & wash bowl & pitcher.
Jul 10 – Eda N– here to dinner. I saw her mother for first time.
Jul 11 – Emma went home on 7 a.m. train. Bessie went to Pas.
Jul 12 – Mrs Frasier & Hattie came this forenoon. They, Lela and I went to medicine show. Girls went to 10 p.m. train to meet Bess.
Jul 13 – Mrs Dunbar spent the afternoon. Mr “ [Dunbar] to tea. Mrs F– & Hattie went home with them.
Jul 14 – Laverne came this a.m. Bessie met her.
Jul 15 – I went to Burg to night stayed with Lois. Got a letter from H. saying not to come to Chi yet.
Jul 16 – To Loises all day. Ethan over this eve. I went home with him. Mas leg very bad.
Jul 17 – At Pas. I saw long[?] buggy first time.
Jul 18 – Made green apple pie a.m. first this year. I go home on 9 pm train.
July 19 – At home. Three weeks drout[?] broken. I have sick head ache. Letter from H & Claude wanting Bess & I to go Saturday. 25.00.
Jul 20 – I took what I supposed was salts. Was very sick for an hour or two.
Jul 21 – (no entry)
Jul 22 – Buffalow Bills show. Hannah, Cora, Floyd & Clark came. Ethan came down with big buggy. He & Hannah went home.
Jul 23 – Bessie and I went to Chicago on 11 am train. Laverne keeping house for me.
Jul 24-27 – (no entries)
Jul 28 – Mr Jim Evers died to day at Dawsun City. Went there last Feb.
Jul 29 – Clara Owens second girl baby born.
Jul 30 – Aug 8 – (no entries)
 Willis Brown’s son, Ray Brown
 From Wikipedia.com: The Battle of Santiago de Cuba was a decisive naval engagement that occurred on July 3, 1898, between an American fleet led by William T. Sampson and Winfield Scott Schley, against a Spanish fleet led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, which occurred during the Spanish–American War. The significantly more powerful United States Navy squadron, consisting of four battleships and two armored cruisers, decisively defeated an outgunned squadron of the Royal Spanish Navy which consisted of four armored cruisers and two destroyers, sinking all the Spanish ships without losing a single ship of their own. The crushing loss sealed American victory in the Cuban theater of the war, alongside ensuring the independence of Cuba from Spanish rule
 Valentina (Seifert) Neumaier
 Her cousin, Clara (Milham) Owens
 Ruth Owens