Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes made of 1891 Diary by Rankin MacMillan Sept. 1969

Son Fred living at Monmouth, Ill. Publishing news paper

daughter Fannie at home doing substitute teaching.

Son Harlan attending Business College in Springfield

Son Homer helping on the farm.

Clara, Clayton and Jason attending McMillan school.

*May 14 - marriage of Fannie and Tom MacKenzie (see page 55); they will live at Pine Bush, N.Y. where he will be pastor of the United Presbyterian Church.

Fred home for the wedding; first time in over two years, remained until June 8th.

July 27. - wheat threshing machine came; needed 30 people to help, all were fed both at noon and in the evening. It rained the 28th and 29th. then same 30 helped again on 29th and 31st.

Sept. 3, 1891 - Fred started classes at Monmouth College.

Sept. 7, Clara went to stay with Mrs. Stuart in Springfield, and will attend high school there.

Sept. 14, Clayton and Jason attending McMillan School

Nov. 27. Fannie and Tom MacKenzie home for a visit in November.

Digitization Date

September 18, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

Archives Accession Number


Archives Container Number


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


1891 and 1892 are in the same journal, with 1892 beginning on page 177.

Notes on the 1891 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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