Jul 18 – Cortland Reese married. Bess went to Claudes & decorated cake for wedding. Got over home about five. She & Lela made candy. Worked till 11-45 P.M. I went home with her in taxi.
Jul 19 – Bess working on my ratena[?] dress. Dodo, Helen and Jean go to Claudes stay all night. Lela and I go to Elgin tomow.
Jul 20 – Jack & Melbas Vanholts baby boy born to day. Claude came for Lela & I, took to Aurora Elgin Sta. We left about nine found Lou in hospital. Later we all went out on lawn. Had our supper. We came home on 7-30 p.m. car. Lou not quite so well. Claude, Eda & Bess met us at Sta, we stopped at Bess, got the children & came home.
Jul 21 – Very warm. Joe home from camp. He & Dodo came for my suite case this eveing. All sorts of work going on. I go to Shelbyville Monday. Joe, Dodo & Robert go tomow morning in the Dixie.
Jul 22 – Hot. Joe, Dodo & Robert left 4-30 A.M. in car for Shelbyville Mich. Bess here this evening.
Jul 23 – Plesant. Claude took me to M.C. Sta. got me a ticket for Shelbyville. Had chair car. Arived ” [Shelbyville] 1-5 p.m. in the rain. Joe and Doc met me, stayed to Lous [Louese] all night. Slept with Mildred in her new bed. Leone Mild
Jul 24 – Robert, Joe, Dodo & I to Vernes for dinner. Lou[ese] came in afternoon, also Cora. I went home with Cora. The four children & I stayed there all night. Called on Winnie. Leone, Mildred, Joe, Dodo, Bob, Wilma, Carol & Louese went to Selkirks lak for a swim. Took their supper.
Jul 27 – Rained all day nice & steady. Louese Jacobs came home a surprise on her folks. Joe, Dodo & Bob went over to Interurban Sta & met her. Roberts 16“ birth-day. I gave him four _____.
Jul 28 – Plesant. Joe, Dorothy, Robert, Ethan, Hannah & I went to Portage Center to see Dorothy Jacobs baby and husban. Found Louese there. Came home through Kazoo & the Burg.
Jul 29 – Plesant. Joe and Bob left here at six A.M. for home. Chicago) 20 minutes past one. We had a telephone call. They were at Bessies. Made the drive in 6 & ½ hours.
Jul 30 – Plesant. Hannah washed. Ethen working in the beans. Dorothy & I doing a little of every thing.
Jul 31 – Plesant. Mrs Sherwood here all aftern. Dodo cleaned quite a wash. Pearl Schram & children called, brought us some apples.
Aug 1 – Hot. Dodo went to Shelby this aftern. Mr & Mrs Doyen & Gladys call this P.M. Mrs D told me Gladys was going to live in Chicago some day.
Aug 2 – President Harding passed away 7-30 P.M. in San Frisco. President Coolidge sworn in at 2-45. A.M.
Aug 3 – Hot. Carrie Barber telephoned. President Harding was dead. Bess wrote she and Lela were going to see Lou. Helen and Jean will stay with Eda & Claude.
Aug 4 – Hot & dry. Hannah cleaned all day. A letter from Bess & one from Lou[ese]. She said Dodo was not going home till Monday. Bess wrote they found Lou[is] much better. One year to night about 7-30 Corwin and Everette Eckles were drowned in Lake Mich off Irving Park beach in Chicago.
 A search of Ancestry.com shows Heath C Reese married Mrytle McGrim; the 1920 census shows Cortland Reese living in Wilmette, which is where Claude lived, so it would appear that Cortland Reese was a neighbor of Claude’s
 Samuel “Doc” Boyer was married to Nancy’s niece, LaVerne (Harris)
 Cora (Meredith) Keith, who was married to Nancy’s brother, James Keith
 Leone Harris, the daughter of Nancy’s sister, Louese (Keith) Harris
 Wilma Keith, the daughter of Nancy’s brother, James Keith
 Carol and Louise Boyer, the daughters of Nancy’s niece, LaVerne (Harris) Boyer
 Winifred (Keith) Brouard, the daughter of Nancy’s brother, James Keith
 Walter Keith, the son of Nancy’s brother, James Keith
 Oak Grove Cemetery
 Edward, Olive & Ivan Swaddel
 Corwin (age 17) and Everett (age 15) were the only children of Charles and Daisy (Smith) Eckel, who lived next door to Nancy