Thursday, January 6, 2011

Descendants Of Alexander Cameron (Huldah Cameron Mills) - Part Two

 Part One, the blog post for Huldah Cameron's father, ALEXANDER4.

HULDAH E5 CAMERON (ALEXANDER4, DONALD DANIEL3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 08 Apr 1863 in Lyon, Oakland, Michigan, USA (her marriage record and her death record both stated that she was born in Ann Arbor).  She died 26 Dec 1901 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. 

An e-mail was received from one of Huldah (Cameron) Mills' descendants and permission granted to use the information below:

"...the train accident that killed (the e-mailer's) great grandmother Huldah Cameron Mills, and her daughter 'Kitty' Catherine Isabell Mills.  They were driving a horse & buggy, the train whistle was not functioning properly, there was a lot of snow, they did not see the train coming and the horse and buggy were hit this happened the day after Christmas 12/26/1901.  It was a gruesome accident.  It was in the Lansing State Journal on Friday 12/27/1901. The other copy I have is for Friday, January 3, 1902 (Jury Didn't Fix Blame.  Library of Mich, Law Library 3730360 State Archives 3731408). Mother and daughter were buried together at the Glendale Cemetery, Okemos, Michigan."

Huldah married IRA EUGENE MILLS 02 Feb 1881 in Michigan. [Daniel & Minnie Cameron were witnesses to the Mills' marriage] He was born Mar 1858 in Pennsylvania (or New York per 1930 census), and died Aft. 1930 in Michigan. In 1900 The Mills' family was living in Meridian Township, Ingham County, MI.

Children of HULDAH CAMERON and IRA MILLS are:
i. FLOYD D6 MILLS, b. 23 Dec 1881, Webberville, Ingham, Michigan; d. 22 Feb 1955.[See additional information below]

ii. CATHERINE MILLS, b. 27 Apr 1885, Meridian, Ingham, Michigan; d. 26 Dec 1901, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan (died in the buggy/train accident with her mother).

 Death record image found at the Michigan Archives' online site
iii. MARY MAITIE LOUISE MILLS, b. 15 Oct 1887, Meridian, Ingham, Michigan. She probably married Charles Grettenberger on 5 June 1909, in Ingham County.  In 1930 a Charles Grettenberger was divorced and living in Williamston, Ingham Co., MI.

iv. DWIGHT EUGENE MILLS, b. 08 Feb 1889, Meridian, Ingham, Michigan; d. 20 Jun 1964, Meridian, Michigan.  In 1910 Dwight was living in his widowed father's household.  On 25 Nov 1914 Dwight married Elsie Brenner.  In 1930 Dwight, age 41, and Elsie, age 37, were living in Eaton Co., MI, with their children Donald, 8, and Charles, 5, as well as Dwight's father Ira, age 72.  

In 1936 Dwight married Ella (Hilliker) Zander in Indiana:
Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
Groom:     Dwight Mills
Groom's Date of Birth:     07 Feb 1889
Groom's Residence:     Grand Ledge
Groom's Number of Marriage:     2
Groom's Father:     Ira E Mills
Groom's Mother:     Hulda Cameron
Bride:     Ella Zander
Bride's Date of Birth:     14 Mar 1894
Bride's Place of Birth:     , , Michigan
Bride's Number of Marriage:     2
Bride's Father:     Travelyn Hilliker
Bride's Mother:     Stella Heath
Date of Marriage:     31 Dec 1936
Place of Marriage:     , Dekalb, Indiana

FLOYD D6 MILLS (HULDAH E5 CAMERON, ALEXANDER4, DONALD DANIEL3, ALEXANDER2, JOHN1) was born 23 Dec 1881 in Webberville, Ingham, Michigan, and died 22 Feb 1955. He married MARY ABIGAIL HARRIGTON 04 Jun 1909. She was born 22 Oct 1887.
Child of FLOYD and MARY MILLS:
i. MAY LOUISE7 MILLS, b. 25 Apr 1910, Cahan, Elpaso Co, Colorado, USA; d. 09 Aug 1991, Meridian, Ingham, Michigan, USA; m. HARLOW JOHN WINTER, 24 Feb 1929, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan; b. 03 Aug 1907, S. Allen, Hillsdale Co., Michigan; d. 27 Dec 1948, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

In 1910 the Mills family was living in El Paso County, Colorado, along with 20 year old HAZEL CAMERON, born in Missouri, whose father was born in Wisconsin and mother was born in Iowa (was Hazel related or was her surname just a coincidence?):

United States Census, 1910
Name: Floyd Mills
Birthplace: Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Calhan, El Paso, Colorado
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Family Number: 143
Page Number: 7
Floyd Mills M 28y
Spouse Mary Mills F 22y
Child May L Mills F y 2m
Hazel Cameron F 20y

In 1930 Floyd and May Mills were back in Ingham County, Michigan.

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