Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



Access File (474 KB)

Journal Date



notes on the 1900 Diary made by Rankin MacMillan 1968

In 1900 - ages of the James and Martha MacMillan family: James 66 - Martha 56 - daughter Fannie (Frances) 32 - son Fred 30 - son Harlan 28 - son Homer 26 - daughter Clara 24 - son Clayton 20 - son Jason 18 - and son Paul 10.

Martha lists where her children are: Fannie married to the Rev. Thomas MacKenzie with their 2 sons, Donald & Malcolm live in Port Jervis, N.Y. Fred has been named commercial agent for the Wabash Railroad and lives in Des Moines, Ia. Harlan in Springfield, O with the Carson Wholesale Groceries. Clara at home until August when she went to Des Moines with brother Fred and entered Drake College in Sept. Homer was at Brunswick, N.J. Seminary where he graduated in May. In June married Mary Kitchen (from Selma area), then they went to their first pastorate at Bogata, N.Y. Clayton and Jason attend Cedarville College in Winter and Spring. Jason attends again in Sept. 1900 - but Clayton remains on the farm. Paul is in the grades at McMillan school.

The Pages which tell of these events: Homer's marriage to Mary Kitchen on page 139. Pages 152-159 are kept by Clara for her mother Martha who with husband James went to visit Fred in Kansas City June 29 to July 10.

Page 213 - Clara enters Drake University, Des Moines.

page 233 - Oct. 22nd. Estell and Wilson of Clifton start a new barn. On page 240 - it tells of the "barn raising" on November 30. Fifty people came to see it and were there for supper. They were invited, a "barn raising" was a social event.

Digitization Date

June 24, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

Archives Accession Number


Archives Container Number


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 on the 1900 Journal

Read the Journal



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.


To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.