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notes on the 1896 Diary made by Rankin MacMillan May 1969
January 1 - Martha tells who is at the farm, and tells the whereabout of the ones away from home.
January 11 - sold 51 hogs at $3.75 per one hundred pounds; hauled them to market in wagons.
Jan. 25 - Homer returns from his work in Monmouth.
Feb. 27 - Made a visit to Wilmington, O., it took about 5 hours each way by double team and carriage!
March 1 - Homer attending Cedarville College.
March 20 - Clayton's birthday - 16 years old.
March 22 - First time the local Reformed Presbyterian Church (R.P.) had communion at the close of the morning service instead of at a 2:00 P.M. service. Also, in these years they had preparatory services on both Friday and Saturday afternoons and a closing service on Monday at 10:00 o'clock. There were only two communion services during the year - Spring and Fall.
April 5 - Jason's birthday - 14 years old.
May 27 - Fannie arrives from N.Y. with her two sons, Donald and Malcolm MacKenzie
June 3 - James and Martha go to Monmouth, Ill. for a visit and for Fred's graduation on June 11.
June 9 - Homer goes to Pittsburgh, Pa. to attend King Oratory School.
June 17 - James & Martha return from Monmouth.
June 25 - Fred takes a job in Chicago with Mr. Shountz.
July 14 - The Mackenzies return to New York.
August 5 - Homer returns from Pittsburgh.
Sept. 7 - Clayton and Jason start High School at Selma.
Sept. 11 - Homer and Clara attend Cedarville College.
Sept. 14 - Paul starts at McMillan school.
Sept. 26 - Fred home for visit; first time since August 1895 - returns to Chicago Sept. 28.
November 25 - The MacKenzies (Rev. Tom) accepted a call to Port Jarvis, N.Y. - leaving Pine Bluff pastorate.
Nov. 26 - Fred and Harlan home for Thanksgiving
September 19, 2015
Martha McMillan Journal Collection
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Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals
Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society
MacMillan, Rankin, "Notes on the 1896 Journal" (1896). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 37.
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.