Mahala E. Emler, of Coshocton and
Cambridge, Ohio, kept a diary from 1943 to 1967 in which she describes her daily routines,
events, marriages, births, her local community, and events of national significance
including the conclusion of World War II and the Kennedy assassination. Entries are
relatively brief, written in a set of five-year diaries. Though she occasionally missed a
day for hospital visits and other exceptional events, she was a fairly consistent
Mahala E. Emler lived in Coshocton and Cambridge, Ohio from the 1940s to 1960s. In the
final diary kept from 1963 to 1967 she recorded a brief personal description in which she
her weight and height, and her hair color as "turning gray."
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