Nancy’s handwriting is extremely hard to read, especially names.
Aug 1-8 – (no entries)
Aug 9 – John McBride died this noon. Bettie Wolf came to her fathers to day.
Aug 10 – (no entry)
Aug 11 – I came home from Chicago at 3-30 this a.m. Johnny McBride is buried at 4 this p.m. 38.00.
Aug 12 – Cora Harris, Laverne & Leone came from Pioneers picnic last eve. Laverne went home this noon. Claude came this noon. Peace articles signed, war over.
Aug 14 – H.A. took in 50.00.
Aug 15 – Nice rain this a.m. Letter from H.A.
Aug 16 – Claude & party gone to West Lake camping. I called on Mrs Wolf & McBride, neither at home. Called on Mrs Doyens & Dunbar.
Aug 17 – Cut out a dress for Mother. Sewed all day.
Aug 18 – Hattie & Effie Frasier spent the day here. We all went to band concert in evening.
Aug 19 – I went to Mrs Hewitts for tea, she has been sick all summer. Told me about Mame & Sherm. Called at Mrs Wagners, not at home. Letter Bessie.
Aug 20 – I called on Mrs Ford this eve. Mrs Loveland there doing the work. Jennie got a place at asylum.
Aug 21 – Very hot. Essie here a little while. Lela went home with her.
Aug 22 – Hotter. Letter from H.A. & Bessie. They have hired Lillie Girard. H.A. 50.00
Aug 23 – Hottest. Letter from Bess, Ma & Hannah. Lizzie is to board Bess for 2.00. Am fixing Lelas Bicile dress over. Bess sent a sample of her black.
Aug 24 – Bought 1 bu tomattoes for .40. Hank help up this eve got 2.00. I went down town. Mrs Wagner told me of Mr Evers death.
Aug 25 – Ethan brought Cora, Winnie & Walter. Lou & Mildred came this p.m.
Aug 26 – Caned 14 qts tomattoes. Mrs McKee here this evening.
Aug 27 – Cora & children went to Shelbyville. Lou, children & I up to Pas. Lela had Essie stay with her.
Aug 28 – Ethan, Hannah & I went to Vicksburg. Mr Cates family there.
Aug 29 – Came home to day. Train late. Clara Wilkins came with me. Eda & Essie here yesterday.
Aug 30 – Very hot. Claude to Mrs Doyens to supper.
Aug 31 – We ironed. Got 1 bu tomattoes for catsup paid .50.
 Michigan death records confirm that John McBride died August 9, 1898 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and FindAGrave.com shows he is buried in Riverside Cemetery, also in Kalamazoo
 Sister of D. Harris, Lou’s husband
 No record was found; research continues
 Michigan death records show that Foster Pratt died August 12, 1898 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and FindAGrave.com shows he is buried in Mountain Home Cemetery, also in Kalamazoo
 See July 28th entry