Samuel Milliken Obituary


Samuel Milliken, aged 79, prominent and well-to-do farmer of Waynesburg, died suddenly Friday afternoon, November 1, 1929, at his home in South East street. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Milliken had not been in robust health lately, but was able to be up and about and only a week before had returned home with his wife from a visit with a son in Philadelphia. Mrs. Milliken and her daughter, Mrs. W. V. Hoskinson, went out of the house for a few minutes and returning about 8 o'clock found Mr. Milliken sitting in a chair, apparently asleep, but when efforts were made to rouse him it was discovered he was dead. Mr. Milliken was born in Jefferson, a son of Jonas and Mary Hughes Milliken, but when he was still a small boy his family removed to Jackson township where he lvied until 21 years ago when he retired and came to Waynesburg to live. During his active years he was a successful farmer and stockman. Besides his wife, Ellen Smith Milliken, he leaves two sons and one daughter, namely: Dr. L. F. Milliken, of Philadelphia; H. E. Milliken, and Mrs. W. V. Hoskinson, of Waynesburg. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Fremont Milliken, of Orleans, Nebraska; G. L. Milliken, of Colorado; Mrs. M. L. Huston, of Odessa, Mich., and Mrs. W. L. Sellers of Moundsville, W. Va. Mr. Milliken was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral services were held at the Milliken residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Clarence C. Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment was in Oakmont cemetery.

Democrat Messenger, November 5, 1929 (Greene County, PA)

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