Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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notes from 1895 Diary by Rankin MacMillan May 1969

January 11 - Fred returns to Monmouth College

January 16 - Simon Debro, a colored man from North Carolina stops at the farm and stays.

January 26 - Martha's birthday - 51 years old. Clara and Homer attending Cedarville College.

In the spring - James Little, Uncle Joe Caldwell, Simon Debro and Noah Smith help on the farm.

May 14 - cold, a little snow early in the day; continued cloudy and cold until May 19th.

July 17 - Fred home from Monmouth for a visit, returned to Monmouth Aug. 29

Sept. 9 - Homer goes to Monmouth to help Fred with a local newspaper; Fred would finish college.

Sept. 10 - McMillan school opens - Clayton and Jason attend.

Sept. 18 - Cedarville College opens in their new building - Clara will stay at Aunt Jane's in Cedarville to attend college.

Dec. 16 - James' birthday - 62 years.

These few notes do not indicate a lack of activity on the farm. Every day was filled with work for each one. They were busy with church - school - and community affairs.

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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 May 1969.

Notes on the 1895 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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