Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal

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Journal Date

1895

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notes from 1895 Diary by Rankin MacMillan May 1969

January 11 - Fred returns to Monmouth College

January 16 - Simon Debro, a colored man from North Carolina stops at the farm and stays.

January 26 - Martha's birthday - 51 years old. Clara and Homer attending Cedarville College.

In the spring - James Little, Uncle Joe Caldwell, Simon Debro and Noah Smith help on the farm.

May 14 - cold, a little snow early in the day; continued cloudy and cold until May 19th.

July 17 - Fred home from Monmouth for a visit, returned to Monmouth Aug. 29

Sept. 9 - Homer goes to Monmouth to help Fred with a local newspaper; Fred would finish college.

Sept. 10 - McMillan school opens - Clayton and Jason attend.

Sept. 18 - Cedarville College opens in their new building - Clara will stay at Aunt Jane's in Cedarville to attend college.

Dec. 16 - James' birthday - 62 years.

These few notes do not indicate a lack of activity on the farm. Every day was filled with work for each one. They were busy with church - school - and community affairs.

Digitization Date

September 18, 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 May 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.

 

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