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notes made on the 1899 Diary by Rankin MacMillan Dec. 1968
January 1 - Martha writes poetry that inspires her; then tells who is on the farm and where the others are located.
Jan. 3 - Clayton returns to Cedarville College; Clara back to Monmouth
Jan. 13 - Clayton has chicken pox!
May 11 - Clayton and Jason go to "Buffalo Bill Show".
June 8 - Cedarville College Commencement - 6 graduates, included Jessie Morton, Belle Winter, Mary Little and 3 others
June 15 - Clara home from Monmouth. July 8 - Fannie and children arrive for summer visit
August 27 - Martha's remarks on keeping the Sabbath - page 198
Sept. 4 - The MacKenzies return to N.Y.
Sept. 5 - Jason takes work with surveyor's crew.
Sept. 18 - Clayton and Jason move into Aunt Mary Murdock's in Cedarville - will attend Cedarville College
Sept. 23 - Martha waits up for Clayton on a Saturday night (page 226)
Nov. 23 - Clara has a party for her friends
Dec. 12 - Fred home, first time in a year; returned to his work, Dec. 19.
Dec. 23 - Homer arrives home - first time since Aug. 1898 (1 1/3 years)
Dec 25 - Homer - Harlan - Clara - Clayton - Jason - Paul home for Christmas
June 24, 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 1899 Journal" (1899). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 5.
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.