Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes made of the 1893 Diary by Rankin MacMillan May 1969

As this year began: at home, parents Martha and James, sons Clayton, Paul, Jason. Fred and Homer are at Monmouth College. Harlan is working at Carson's Wholesale Grocery in Springfield, and Clara is staying in Springfield to attend High School. Oldest daughter Fannie, married to Tom MacKenzie, live in Pine Bush, N.Y. with little son Donald, born May 7, 1892.

April and May are wet months; corn planting delayed.

June 9, Homer home from college; spent 2 weeks at World Fair in Chicago.

July 7, Fannie and baby Donald arrive from N.Y. state, and stayed till Sept. 13, when Clara went home with her.

Homer helped on the farm all summer; returned to Monmouth on Sept. 5th.

Sept. - Clayton goes to stay in Cedarville with Aunt Mary Murdock so that he might attend Cedarville High School.

Sept. 18 - McMillan school opens; Jason only family member in attendance this year.

Sept. 16, Harlan has been at Carson's in Springfield 1 year.

Oct. 23, Fred home from Monmouth to visit.

Oct. 26, Clara will stay at Fannie's and attend school.

Nov. 3 - Fred returns to Monmouth.

Dec, 3 - Sleet storm, stayed on ground until Dec. 10.

Dec. 21 - Homer home for Christmas vacation from Monmouth.

Digitization Date

September 18, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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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


Notes compiled in May 1969.

Notes on the 1893 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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