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About Nancy Belle Craft Norton

About the author: Nancy Belle Craft Norton (Augiust 4, 1872 — December 1, 1963) mother-in-law of Roscoe E. Lautzenheiser, grandmother of Elizabeth Lautzenhiser. American educator, decorated after the war for her work in bringing food, clothing, and supplies to American prisoners of war in Manila.

About the diary: Irvine, Liz Lautzenhiser. and Hammack, Debbie Irvine, “Surviving the rising sun : [my family’s years in a Japanese POW camp]

Her diary entries included in The Philippine Diary Project are from December 11, 1941 to May 9, 1942.