Obit: Millikan, Edward J. (1900 - 1937)

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Surnames: Millikan, Millikin, Milliken, Taylor, Korth, Conway

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/30/1937

Millikan, Edward J. (16 FEB 1900 - 23 DEC 1937)

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon for Edward James Millikan, 37, who died at the Medford hospital, Dec. 23, 1937, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning and pneumonia. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery, Withee, the Rev. James LeCount officiating.

Mr. Millikan was born at Halfday, Ill., on Feb. 16, 1900, and had been a resident of Taylor County for 27 years. He was married at Little Black in 1926 to Lois Taylor, who, with five children, survives him. The children are Lucille, Lorraine, Clarence, Frances, and Joyce, all at home.

Mr. Millikan had been engaged as an automobile mechanic for the past ten years.

He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Millikan, and by four brothers, George, Withee; William and James, Owen; and Gilbert of Isabella, Pa.; and by one sister, Mrs. Marie Korth, Kornick, Iowa. Another sister died 11 years ago.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Albert and E. Blasel, Henry Schlais, Otto Handel, Albert Wagner, and Richard Streibig. Flowers were cared for by Evelyn, Dorothy and Myrtle Taylor, and Rachel Bull.


Family Notes


Orris Alvah Milliken (father of Edward Millikan)
Birth: 17 May 1868 in Crawford Co, PA
Death: 09 Jun 1955 in Withee, Clark Co, WI
Father: Andrew A Anthony b: 07 Feb 1845 in Greenwood Township, Crawford Co, PA
Mother: Sarah E Peterson b: 1848 in Crawford Co, PA

Marriage  Alice Elizabeth Conway
George Joseph Millikin b: 21 Nxov 1896 in Little Sedar, MI
Marie Elmira Millikin b: 03 Sep 1898 in Illinois
Edward James Millikin b: 16 Feb 1900 in Halfday, IL
William Thomas Millikin b: 22 Mar 1902 in Illinois
Katherine Millikin b: 05 Oct 1905
James Edward Millikin b: 14 Jul 1907 in Illinois
Richard Millikin b: 03 Apr 1909
Gilbert Charles Millikin b: 22 Mar 1914

Wisconsin State Census, 1905, Trenton, Dodge, Wisconsin, family number: 70, page number: 826

Orris Millikin, white married male
marital status: Married
place of birth: parent 1: Ireland
place of birth: parent 2: Pennsylvania

Household Members
head Orris Millikin M 46y (1859 Pennsylvania)
wife Allis Millikin F 36y (1869  Illinois)
son George Millikin M 8y Michigan
daughter Livvie Millikin F 6y Illinois
son Edward Millikin M 5y (1900 Illinois)
son Willie Millikin M 3y Wisconsin
daughter Kittey Millikin F 1y Wisconsin

1940 Federal Census, Holway Town, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States, enumeration district number: 60-13, family number: 96, sheet number and letter: 6A, line number: 3

*Parents of Edward James Millikan / Milliken

Orris Milliken, white, married, male
estimated birth year: 1866
residence in 1935: Rural, Taylor, Wisconsin

Household Members
head Orris Milliken M 74 (1866 Pennsylvania)
wife Alice Milliken F 69 (1871 Illinois)

Wisconsin Birth Records

*Sister of Edward James Millikan

gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 06 Oct 1904
birthplace: Lebanon, Dodge, Wisconsin
death date:
name note:
race: White
father's name: O. A. Millikin
father's birthplace: Pa.
father's age:
mother's name: Alice Conway
mother's birthplace: Ill.
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C00310-7
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film number: 1302862
reference number: item 1 p 526




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