April 1888-New Catholic Cemetery purchased by Rev. Father DeBever. 14 Acres-$1,400.00.
Tues-4th-E.W. Grant's Planing Mill burned. Fire Department crippled by lack of water in cistern at Congress and Washington and by bursting of hose moving to Pressure necessary to force water up hill from the River. Loss $30,000.00.
May 12th-Diary of Mrs. A.B. Norton says her husband commenced work on the Vault at the Catholic Cemetery.
Oct 16th-8:15 A.M. Boiler exploded at Ypsilanti Paper Co's Lowell Plant-Jacob Slawson killed. Frank Sinkule, Engineer injured. $20,00.00 damage.
18th-Reunion of 20th Michigan Infantry. 150 present.
23rd. Martin Cremer succeeded Frances L. Stewart as Postmaster.
31st. Rev. Dr. Samuel Francis Smith composer of “My Country' Tis of Thee” assisted in marriage of L. Loring Brooks in Ypsilanti.
Nov. 18th. Starkweather Memorial Chapel accepted by Highland Cemetery ASsociation.
Dec 1st-City Free Mail Delivery began.
Mar 10. Fire at Ypsilanti Sanitarium. $6,000.00 damage.
July 17th— First Connection from New York City Water Plant made at House of C. Cornwell on River Street.
July 26th-Article speaks on Gang on Men putting in Foundation for Standpipe at Normal and digging trench to it up Cross Street Rate established at $5.00 per Family per year.