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Notes made of 1892 Diary by Rankin MacMillan Sept. 1969
In January: Fannie and Tom MacKenzie at Pine Bush, N.Y. Fred at Monmouth, Ill., Harlan and Homer helping on the farm. Clara staying in Springfield and attending high school. Clayton and Jason going to MacMillan school. Paul is 2 years old in April.
Uncle Joe Caldwell is living in Cedarville, also comes out to help on the farm.
May 7 - a son is born to the Mackenzie's - named Donald.
June - Homer and Will McMillan (cousin) shearing sheep.
June 24 - Clara comes home for the summer.
July 26 - Fred home for a visit, been away over a year; returned to Monmouth August 1.
Sept. 5 & 6 - Interesting remarks on Homer's leaving for his first year at Monmouth College. (see pages 316 & 317)
Clara returned to High School in Springfield.
Sept. 26 - Harlan took a position at Springfield with Carson's Wholesale Grocery.
Oct. 17 - Threshed wheat out of barn - 320 bushel, 65 cents a bushel
other crops raised during the year - corn, hay, potatoes, apples
livestock - sheep, hogs, horses, chickens.
Nov. 9 - First snow arrived
Dec. 25 - Homer, Harlan, Clara get home for Christmas
September 18, 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 1892 Journal" (1892). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 30.
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.