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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.
September 18, 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 1895 Journal" (1895). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 38.
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.