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notes from 1905 Diary made by Rankin MacMillan Dec. 1968
January 2 - Murdock family dinner party - 25 present
Jan. 10 - Charles Baskin returns from So. Carolina - he and Paul in Cedarville College
Jan. 12 - Clayton returns to Tarkio College.
Feb. 14 - Harlan starts a new work with same company but in St. Louis
Feb. 10 - Fannie MacKenzie visits Clara in Philadelphia
March 13 - Dinner party at Silas Murdocks - 45 guests
March 10 - Jason wins oratory contest at Tarkio.
March 27 - Clayton sick with mumps!
May 4-5 - Jason represents Missouri colleges in oratory contest at Monmouth, Ill.
June 6 - James and Martha at Tarkio for Jason's graduation and Clayton's graduation from the Business Dept. of Tarkio. Martha meets and likes the Rankin sisters.
In August - at various dates all the family arrive home, again.
Sept. 4 - Clayton and Jason depart for Greely, Col. to visit Rankin sisters.
Sept. 6 - The MacKenzies take a new church at Flushing, Long Island, N.Y.
Sept. 8 - a daughter (Ruth) born to Homer and Mary.
Sept. 12 - Chas. Baskin and Paul return to Ced. College. Jason & Clayton return home from Colorado
Sept. 27 - Jason leaves for Hartford, Conn. to enter Seminary.
Nov. 14 - Clara at home begins supervising redecoration - and new hardwood floors downstairs.
Nov. 21 - Clayton leaves for visit to Des Moines and Tarkio.
Dec. 1 - a man from Cincinnati comes to measure house for a coal furnace.
Dec. 8 - Clayton returns home. House improvements going along each day - new shingles on roof - new stairway to upstairs - digging basement room for the new furnace.
Dec. 24 - Fred and Harlan home for Christmas, leave the next day.
As the year ends, the house is torn up - the carpenters cannot finish till all the furnace and pipes are installed! Clara had started on a small re-decorating project in November and is now a major "overhaul".
September 16, 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 1905 Journal" (1905). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 42.
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.