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Notes on 1874 Diary - Made by Rankin MacMillan as he read this in 1969
At the beginning of this year: parents - James was 40 years old, Martha was 30 years old
Daughter Fannie was 6 yrs., son Fred was 4 yrs. son Harlan was 2 yrs., and baby Harlan [should be Homer] was 2 weeks.
This is a good diary to read if you want to know what "the good old days" were like in the 1870's. On the entry for Sept. 3 (page 104 and 105) you will read how discouraged Martha (my grandmother) was. Good help was as hard to get as it is now.
On Nov. 2, James took the train to Pennsylvania on a sheep buying trip. Returned Nov.13.
On Dec. 11, James became sick with a very strange illness; was not out of bed till Dec. 30th. (Later they said it was typhoid fever)
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 1874 Journal" (1874). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 9.
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.