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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".

Digitization Date

September 16, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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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


These notes were compiled in January 1969.

Notes on the 1905 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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