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Notes on the 1976 [sic] Diary - by Rankin MacMillan 1979
Martha notes that New Year's Day is beautiful - warm sunshine. The children were able to play outside all day! Almost seemed like spring. She writes that she and Fannie (eldest of the children) are setting alone, the three little brothers having been tucked away snugly in their beds.
Mr. Mc returns home, bringing New Years presents - a velocipede for the boys, a picture for Fannie, and two books for Martha. (Note: Martha in early days of the marriage - when writing of her husband calls him "Jamie" Now she uses "Mr. Mc". As the MacMillans settled here in Greene County, they were using the Mc prefix to their name; in the early 1900s most of the David McMillan decsendants decided to use the MAC prefix, which noted the Scotch heritage. Having come from Scotland, and through Ireland, they could use either one - so, some chose to make MAC their official spelling.)
On the 2nd day of the New Year she notes that Mr. Mc heard the children repeat the catechism, and pray their prayers - a ritual which she usually heard.
March 11, 1876 - they are blessed with a baby girl which they name Clara Lucille.
September 16, 2015
Martha McMillan Journal Collection
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Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals
Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society
MacMillan, Rankin, "Notes on the 1876 Journal" (1876). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 27.
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.