Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal

Files

Download

Access File (1.9 MB)

Journal Date

1871

Transcription

Notes on 1871 Diary Part I and Part II by Rankin MacMillan made in 1969

Jan. 29 - Martha states her opinion on Psalms & Hymns.

March 23 - Martha and children, Fred & Fannie, all sick with measles.

April 8 - Dan and Jane McMillan’s 25th anniversary. (They lived on farm next to James & Martha’s) (Look them up in McMillan Blue Bk. history)

May 6 - Started corn planting; finished on May 20.

May 19 - Started sheep shearing; finished June 10. 1000 sheep sheared.

July - Hay and wheat harvested.

August 19 - McMillan clan picnic in Haney’s woods.

Sept. - James showed sheep at Jamestown Fair; also at Clark County Fair at Springfield, and at Greene Co. Fair, Xenia.

Sept. 19 - Started cutting corn, put into shocks.

Oct. 5 - James and Martha take the train to Cincinnati to attend the Paris Exposition.

Nov. 3 - White washed the dining room and put the heating stove up for the winter.

Nov. 20 - made a year’s supply of soap. Also, dug a cistern at back of the house.

Nov. 23 - Sold 78 hogs at 4 cents a pound, average weight 330 lbs.

Dec. 4 - First good snow.

The children -

Fannie was 3 years old on Feb. 18, 1871

Fred was 1 year old on May 19, 1871

Digitization Date

September 9, 2015

Source

University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

Archives Accession Number

01-129

Archives Container Number

SF-101A

Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46

Archives Location Number

SF 3A

Keywords

Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals

Disciplines

Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society

Comments

Notes compiled in 1969

 

About this Collection

The McMillan Journal Collection is an archive of the journals of Martha McMillan of Cedarville, Ohio, who maintained a daily journal from 1867 until her death in 1913.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.