Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes from 1887 Diary by Rankin MacMillan July 1969

Ages of family - James - 53. Martha 43. Fannie 19. Fred 17. Harlan 15. Homer 13. Clara 11. Clayton 7. Jason 5. Florence 1 yr.

Fred is attending Selma High School. Clara is attending McMillan school. Clayton starts at McMillan school on January 11th. Fannie returns to Monmouth College on Jan. 12.

Harlan and Homer not in school, helping on the farm.

January 15th, James and Martha observe 20th wedding anniversary.

Fred finished at Selma H.S. in May, then helps on farm.

June 25, Fannie returns home from Monmouth.

Sept. 4, Fred and Harlan go to school at Selma.

Sept. 6, Fannie leaves for Monmouth College.

Sept. 19, McMillan school opens, Homer, Clayton, Clara attend.

Nov. 2, a Farewell Party for the John Murdocks who are moving to Bloomington, Ind. (He is cousin Anabel's father)

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September 18, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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RG 16/46


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


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


Notes compiled in July 1969.

Notes on the 1887 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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