Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes on the 1875 Diary, made by Rankin MacMillan Sept. 1979

James who became ill with typhoid fever on Dec. 11, 1974 [sic] was not able to get out of the house until Jan. 25, 1875.

In April Fannie started school, she was 7 years old. (Note that a school was built on a corner of the farm at Columbus pike and McMillan road; not far from the homestead; school continued in this building till around 1917.)

The diary again records the busy farm life - and church and family activities.

Most of July and early part of August was very wet. They were unable to get hay made, or thresh wheat.

Sept. 22, a heavy frost came.

Digitization Date

September 16, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


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


Notes compiled September 1979.

Notes on the 1875 Journal

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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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