Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal

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Journal Date

1905

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notes from 1905 Diary made by Rankin MacMillan Dec. 1968

January 2 - Murdock family dinner party - 25 present

Jan. 10 - Charles Baskin returns from So. Carolina - he and Paul in Cedarville College

Jan. 12 - Clayton returns to Tarkio College.

Feb. 14 - Harlan starts a new work with same company but in St. Louis

Feb. 10 - Fannie MacKenzie visits Clara in Philadelphia

March 13 - Dinner party at Silas Murdocks - 45 guests

March 10 - Jason wins oratory contest at Tarkio.

March 27 - Clayton sick with mumps!

May 4-5 - Jason represents Missouri colleges in oratory contest at Monmouth, Ill.

June 6 - James and Martha at Tarkio for Jason's graduation and Clayton's graduation from the Business Dept. of Tarkio. Martha meets and likes the Rankin sisters.

In August - at various dates all the family arrive home, again.

Sept. 4 - Clayton and Jason depart for Greely, Col. to visit Rankin sisters.

Sept. 6 - The MacKenzies take a new church at Flushing, Long Island, N.Y.

Sept. 8 - a daughter (Ruth) born to Homer and Mary.

Sept. 12 - Chas. Baskin and Paul return to Ced. College. Jason & Clayton return home from Colorado

Sept. 27 - Jason leaves for Hartford, Conn. to enter Seminary.

Nov. 14 - Clara at home begins supervising redecoration - and new hardwood floors downstairs.

Nov. 21 - Clayton leaves for visit to Des Moines and Tarkio.

Dec. 1 - a man from Cincinnati comes to measure house for a coal furnace.

Dec. 8 - Clayton returns home. House improvements going along each day - new shingles on roof - new stairway to upstairs - digging basement room for the new furnace.

Dec. 24 - Fred and Harlan home for Christmas, leave the next day.

As the year ends, the house is torn up - the carpenters cannot finish till all the furnace and pipes are installed! Clara had started on a small re-decorating project in November and is now a major "overhaul".

Digitization Date

September 16, 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

These notes were compiled in January 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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