Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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notes from the 1903 Diary made by Rankin MacMillan Oct. 1968

January 1 - Martha tells where she and Mr. Mc as she calls her husband have spent the day - and in the evening as they sit nearly alone lists where her family is: Fannie at Port Jervis, N.Y. - Fred in Des Moines, Ia. - Harlan also at Des Moines - Homer at Lowndesville, N.C. - Clara at Burleson College, Texas - Clayton and Jason retrun to Tarkio College, Missouri; Paul at local school. Also names the first tenants in the new tenant house, and names the "house servants".

March 5 - describes dinner party - cousin Helen McMillan among guests.

March 13 - Neighbors farewell party for Will McMillan's going to Monmouth

April - Homer and Mary come for a visit before going on to California

April 28 - James and Martha leave for trip in So. Carolina, Tenn. & Georgia

May 31 - Dr. Morton died (pastor of the Reformed Presby. Church)

June 13 - James and Martha return from their trip. (trip described in back of this book, p. 303

June 22 - Jason home from Tarkio. July 2 - The MacKenzie's arrive for summer visit

July 11 - Clara arrives home. July 28 - Cousin Anabel Murdock visits.

August - Homer arrives from California. Fred and Harlan from Des Moines.

Sept. 1 - Professor Jurkat and Alice Bromegan were married last week.

Sept. 3 - Clayton and Jason leave for Greely, Colorado to visit the Rankin sisters (whom they met at Tarkio College). Jason will return to Tarkio for fall term.

Seot. 7 - Fred and Harlan return to Des Moines. Sept. 9 - MacKenzies return home

Sept. 10 - Homer leaves for Columbus, and later for California.

Sept. 30 - Clayton returns from Western trip.

Oct. 8 - Clara leaves for Philadelphia, Pa. to enter National School of Oratory.

Dec. 17 - James and Martha and son Paul leave for a visit to California at Homer's. While in Columbus Mary had her first baby (Richard) in August and when Homer left in Sept. for their home now in Calif. Mary was not able to go - Now she is returning with James and Martha.

This California trip of James and Martha's is written up in a separate volume - it was from Dec. 13, 1903 - to July 21, 1904

Digitization Date

September 16, 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


These notes were compiled in October 1968

Notes on the 1903 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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