G. T. (Gideon Tibbetts) Ridlon.

History of the families Millingas and Millanges of Saxony and Normandy, comprising genealogies and biographies of their posterity surnamed Milliken, Millikin, Millikan, Millican, Milligan, Mulliken and Mullikin, A. D. 800-A. D. 1907; containing names of thirty thousand persons, with copious notes on online

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his home. In May, 1856, he engaged in trade in Minot, Me., where he kei)ta va-
riety of goods. He went to Portland in 1861, and went into the wholesale grocery
business witli his brother-in law, Daniel W. True, under the firm name of "True
& Milliken." In July, 1865, he engaged in the dry goods business under the
title of "Deering, Milliken & Co.," and has continued in that relation until the
present time, but gi\ing it little personal attention. He went to New York City
in 1S67, and engaged in the dry goods commission business, in connection with
the Portland house, and remains there, being identified with extensive manu-
facturing establishments jn his native State, where he owns large woollen mills.
Mr. Milliken is a man of remarkable foresight and business energy whose good
judgment and judicious management have won success, and he is now a man of
wealth residing in New York. His children, named as follows:

I. Dr. Seth M. MILLIKEN^ b. July 23, 1875; now A. P., Yale '98, M.D.

II. Gerrish H. Milliken^, b. Aug. 17, 1877. Ph.B., Yale '98.
m. Margaret L. Milliken^, b. Nov. 23, 1880.

6. George Milliken' (2), fifth son of Josiah" (3), b. Jan. 18, 1840. in Minot, Me.;
was m. Sept. 28, 1864, to Henrietta A. Barbour, daughter of John and Cath-
erine Barbour, of Portland, IVIc. He came to Portland in 1858, and entered the
firm of Blake & Jones as clerk for ten years; then he changed and clerked for
Milliken & Shaw. In 1868 he entered the partnership of W. & C. R. Milliken,
where he remained until 1888, when he retired from that fiim and went into the
commission business in Portland for himself, where he remained until his death,
the title being "Milliken &: Co.'' He disi)la}cd the same foresight and business
capacity exhibited so conspicuously by this remarkable family, and the result was
marked success. He d. Aug. 8, 1899. Children as follows:

I. Frank Barboxr MILLIKEN^ b. Oct. 9, 1867; m. Jan. 11, 1S99. to Min-
nie Adella Waterman. He is a memljer and vice-])resident of the
I'irm of Milliken-Tomlinson Co., wholesale grocers, Portland, Me., and
posse.s.ses the business characteristics so conspicuous in his family.
II. Georgietta Milliken'*, b. June 7. 1869; m. June 28, 1899, Melvin

Cox Brandon.
in. Alice Maud Milliken*, b. May 27, 1872; m. Oct. 20, 1898. to Joshua


7- Addle Milliken^ (1), youngest daughter of Josiah® (3), b. 1846, in Poland.
Me.; was m. to Leonard Short, who was long a member of the firm of Loring,
Short & Harmon, booLsellers, Portland, Me. He d. and she m. 2d. Sept. 17,
1902, John Torrence.




1. Henry Milliken^ (1), eldest son of John*' (9), b. Sept. 9, 1830; m. Mary S.
Marshall, b. in Springfield, Me., Jan. 19, 1837, and resided in Hancock, Me.
He was in early life a captain of the militia; was justice of the peace for many
years, and selectman for fourteen years before and during the Civil War. He d.
MarrTO;-tSL84,_ag£d 77 years and 7 months. His wife d. Ju ne 29 , 18937 aged 8 3
years-and-T-^rronths. He was a man of superior executive ability and a very
useful citizen whose moral character was above reproach. Seven children, named
as follows: (\

I. John M. Milliken^, b. Nov. 17, 185I; m. Minnie A. Lewis of Spring-
field, Me., daughter of Melcher and Theresy Lewis.
II. Julia V. Milliken^, b. June 19, 1862; m. George B. Bridges.

III. Elbridge Milliken®, b. Oct. 11, 1864; m. Agnes D. Wood, daughter of
George and Mary Wood, Nov. 19, 1890; residence Ellsworth, Me.

IV. Minerva W. Milliken^ b. June 7, 1867; m. Geo. W. Rich, now d.
She fives at Isle au Haut, Me.

V. Fred E. Milliken^, b. Oct. 3, 1872. Single.
VI. Henry C. Milliken^, b. Jan. 19, 1875. Single.
VII. Mary L. Milliken^ b. Sept. 3, 1880.

2. Susan S, Milliken' (4), eldest daughter of John^ (9), b. June 16, 1834, in Han-
cock, Me.; was m. to Richard A. Heath of that town, Mar. 7, 1858, and resides
in Hanover, Mass. Two children. He is d.

3. Mary E. Milliken^ (lO), second daughter of John^ (9),b. Mar. 14, 1840; was
m. to James Evans of Lowefi, Mass., Aug. 6, 1866, and d. there May 17, 1893,
leaving three children.

4. Elbridge M. Milliken^ (1), second son of John** (9), b. June i, 1842; d.
Nov. 5, 1861, at Camp Grifhn, Lewinsville, Va. He was a soldier in Co. B, 6th
Regiment Maine Volunteers. Unmarried.

5. Margaret A. Milliken^ (3), third daughter of John" (9), b. Aug. 25, 1844;
was m. June 20, 1866, to J. Watson Young of Lamoine, Me., and had four
children named as foUows: [Residence, Webster City, la.]

6. Martha W. Milliken^ ( ), fourth daughter of John^ (9), b. June 6, 1848; was
m. Aug. 16, 1872, to William N. Bartlett of Lowell, Mass. Both d.

7. Rosillla Milliken^ ( ), fifth daughter of John" (9), b. Jan. 25, 1853; was m.
Jan. 20, 1879, to George E. Norris of West Hancock, Me. Two children, now
of Bar Harbor.


1. Napoleon Milliken^ (1), eldest son of Thomas" (4); was drowned when but
three years of age.

2. Alexander Milliken^ (1), second son of Thomas" (4), b. in 1835; d. in i860.

3. Josephine B. Milliken^ (1), eldest daughter of Thomas" (4), b. Feb. 22, 1839;
was m. to William H. Jones.

4. Mary A. Milliken^ (11), second daughter of Thomas", b. Feb. 13, 1841.


I. Benjamin F. Milliken' (3), eldest son of Joseph^ (3), b. June 15, 1852, at Wan-
tage, N.J. He m. June 15, 1874, Lucy R. Navle; d. at Wellsboro, Pa., as a
result of an injury to one of his Umbs by a falling bo.x, Nov. 7, 1890. He removed

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from Elmira, N.Y., to Wellsboro, in iS6g, and was for several years a clerk for
L. A. Gardner, grocer, and, latterly, became one of the firm. He was also in the
bakery and restaurant business. Was an Odd Fellow, and the members of his
lodge attcndetl liis funeral in a body. He left one daughter, Sus.\N C. Milliken,
b. Mar. 27, 1875, m. to Carrol A. Schmaud, Nov. 12, 1892.

2. Sarah E. Milliken^ (9), eldest daughter of Joseph" (3), b. Dec. 4, 1853, in
Wantage, N.J.; was m. May 21, 1872, to Edwin H. W'atson, who d. Feb. 5,
1875, leaving a son ; and she was m. 2d, Apr. 22, 1877, ^o Harry Rella, by whom

3. John E. Milliken' (13), second son of Joseph" (3), b. Jan. 11, 1856, in Horse-
heads, N.Y., and d. Oct. 31, 1859, at Elmira, N.Y.

4. John H. Milliken^ (14), third son of Joseph" (3), b. Jan. 4. i860; m. Eliza H.
CousE, Dec. 28, 1884, and was in 1894 residing in Sidney, N.Y., where he was
engaged in the bakery and confectionery business. Two children.

I. Joseph O. ^Iilliken**, b. Oct. 11, 18S5.
n. Marjory M. Milliken^, b. Feb. 21, 1889.

5. Joseph H. Milliken'' (4), fourth son of Joseph" (3), b. Aug. 17, 1862, in Elmira,
N.Y. ; m. Dec. 23, 1891, Nettie A. Hall, and was clerk in the ofTice of the
Fall Brook Railroad Comj)any, at Newberry Junction, Pa. One son.

I. Blair H. Milliken*, b. May 12, 1894.

6. Ulysses C. Milliken^ fifth son of Joseph" (3), b. May 25, 1865, in Elmira,
N.Y. ; m. Oct. 5, 1887, Bertha M. Hazlet. He was killed by a railroad
wreck at Sherwood's bridge, Wellsboro, Pa., Nov. 7, 1890.

7. Grace C. Milliken' (1), youngest daughter of Joseph" (3), b. Oct. 22, 1869, i^
Coming, N.Y. ; was m. Apr. 9, 1886, to Archibald J. Hazlet, and has issue.


(Born in Ellsworth, Me.)

1. Susan A. Milliken' (4), eldest daughter of Nathaniel'' (2), b. 2^Iar. 14, 1850; d.
May 3, 1850.

2. Clara A. Milliken' (1), second daughter of Nathaniel" (2), b. April 14, 1853;
was m. Sept. 9, 1873, to Frank DA\as of Ellsworth, Me., and had issue.

3. Frank H. Milliken' (3), eldest son of Nathaniel" (2). b. May 23, 1855; m. Jan.
2, 1884, Etta Drake of Stoughton, Mass., where he is engaged in merchandis-
ing. Has one child.

I. Edith G. ]\Iilliken^, b. Mar. 24, 1S87.

4. Elizabeth A. Milliken' (3), third daughter of Nathaniel" (2), b. Apr. 24, 1S57;
d. May 28, 1857.

5. Sarah M. Milliken' (6), fourth daughter of Nathaniel" (2), b. June 5, 1858;
was m. June 16, 1880, to Preston Chavis; 2d, May 23, 1894, to 11. I1A\'augh of
Whitman, Mass.

6. Llewellen Milliken' (1), second son of Nathaniel" (2), b. Dec. 18, 1S59; d.
Sept. 29, i860.

7. Fannie E. Milliken' (1), third daughter of Nathaniel" (2), b. Sept. 23, 1862;
was m. Jan. 8, 1893, to Fred. Fowler, and hves in Stoughton, Mass.


8. Ida A. Milliken' (1), fourth daughter of Nathaniel" (2), b. Apr. 28, 1866; was
m. to Elbridge Hayward, and has issue.


I. Dr. Charles J. Milliken^ (4), only son of James**, b. Aug. 24, 1843, i^ ^^^-
chias, Me.; m. Oct. 22, 1879, Elizabeth M. Dolloff, b. July 26, 1851. He
was a practising physician in Cherryfield, Me., for many years. Was much in-
terested in the history of the Milliken family, and compiled the genealogy of his
branch for "Saco Valley Settlements and Families" in 1894. He also paid for
his father's portrait now in this work. Dr. Milliken d.

End of John Milliken' s^ Posterity.

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^birD feneration.

Samuel Milliken'' (1), sixth son of John' (1), and Eli/ahcih Alj^'cr, was lja|}li/x'd
in Bratile Street church, Boston, Mass., Sej)!. 21, 1701. Me m. Makth.a Fy-
FiELD, Apr. 18, 1728. Another authority names his wife as Martha Dodge,
of Rowley, Mass. He was admitted to the First Church in Scarborough. Me., by
letter from a church in Boston, Sept. 17. 1732, the year after his removal to that
town. He was a saddler l\v trade and carried on business in Boston, as old let-
ters prove. He served in the French War, and on the return from Louisburg, in
1745, d. while singing a hymn of praise to God, his death being cau.sed bv " camp
* fever." His house was near the corner of the Dunstan Landing road, and an
old ajjjjle-tree long afterwards marked the spot. His widow was living there
Mar. 22, 1764, and was keeping a tavern. The Scarborough records show that
a |)arish meeting was called at the widow ]\Iartha Milliken "s. We subjoin some
extracts from Samuel Milliken's letters.

"York Sept. 25, 1731. To John Milliken Jr., living at the corner going
down to Wentworth's wharf, Boston,
Loving Brother,

These with my hearty love to you and wife; duty to father and mother and
love to Brother and sister Furness. Mr. Young and wife give their loves to you
and desire you to get them 14 lbs. of good clean sugar and a cjuart punch Bowl;
six galls of good West Indian Rum and a cjuart of Lime Juice.

Saml MilHken."
"York. Dec. 25, 1731.
Loving Brother:

These with my love to you and yours and duty to Father & mother and love
to Brother & Sister Furness, hoping this will tind you all in health as I am thanks
to Divine Goodne.ss. Brother Edward advises that he should come to Court.
Wishing you a good journey hither, I remain

Your Loving Brother Saml. Milliken."

"York. April 25, 1732.
Dear Brother:

This day I heard from Dunston. The folks were all well day before yester-
day & Co. & Co. Saml Milliken."

/ourtb 6ener;ttion.


T. Elizabeth Milliken' (4). eldest daughter of Samuel"' (1), b. Mar. 26, 1729;
baptized in Boston, Mar. 30, 1729. No other mention.

2. Martha Milliken^ (2), second daughter of Samuel^ (1), b. in Boston, Sept. 16,
1 731; baptized Sept. 19; did not marry.

3. Jimima Milliken* (1), third daughter of Samuel^ (1), b. Apr. 10, 1734, in
Scarbro, and d. in childhood.

4. Samuel Milliken^ (2), eldest son of Samuel'^ (1), b. July 8, 1736. in Scarbro,
and d. when 18 years of age.


5. John Alger Milliken"* (1), second son of Samuel^ (1), b. in Scarbro, Sept. 13,
1738; m. Abigail Smith of Truro (Cape Cod), Mass., and setded in his native
town. He was a grantee of Trenton, Me. Six children, of whom with 5th gen-

6. Jimima Milliken^ (2), fourth daughter of SamueP (1), b. Sept. 15, 1740, in
Scarbro; was m. Jan. 5, 1764, to Simeon Fitts.

7. James Milliken"* (1), youngest son of Samuel^ (1), b. Nov. 7, 1742, in Scarbro;
m. and had issue four sons (perhaps daughters), b. in Scarbro, viz.; — James D.,
Richard, Simeon, Ebenezer. He was styled "Shoemaker," in 1782.

4fifilj ^cneratioiT.

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1. Samuel Milliken-^ (3), eldest son of John^ (1), b. May 10, 1767; m. to Ann
Andrews, Jan. 20, 1785, and had issue four sons, as will presently appear more
at length. After his death his widow was m. to Nathaniel Milliken, the son of '
Edward, Esq., and had three more children.

2. Isaac Milliken' (1), second son of John* (1), b. Aug. 14, 1768; was drowned
when a lad.

3. Capt. Alexander Milliken"' (1), third son of John* (1), b. in Scarbro, Me.,
July 17, 1771; m. Dec. 24, 1795, to Sally Munson Milliken, daughter of
Robert, son of Nathaniel, and removed from his native town to Charleston, Me.,
where he owned a farm. He was for many years a seaman. Went privateering
during the War of 181 2, on the ship "Fame," which was finally captured. He
was afterwards postmaster at Frankfort, Me.; then, for 22 years, he was light-
house keeper on Moosebec Island, off the Eastern Maine coast. Owned nearly
all of this, and several outlying islands. Being an ardent Democrat, he lost his
position. His first wife d. Feb., 1834, and was buried on the Island. Before 1838,
he m. Michal Robbins, daughter of Joseph and Sally (Newbury) Robbins,
who was born on Fox Island in 1811, and d. in Portland, Mar., 1876. He re-
removed to Falmouth, Me., in 1850, and remained on his farm there until his
death in 1855, aged 84 years. His son, now in Boston, says he joined the Free
Masons in 1803, and was a Master when he died. He was a member of the
Convention that met in Portland in 18 19, when the Constitution of Maine was
framed. Captain Milhken had the coat-of-arms and a picture of Lady Hellen
Marr, said to have been related to the family, displayed on the walls of his house,
and his son, John F., well remembers of seeing them from his bed when a child.

By his first wife he had five children; by his second wife, three, all b. in
Jonesport, or on Moosebec Island. See 6th generation.

4. Dorcas Milliken'^ (1), eldest daughter of John'* (1), b. Dec. 20, 1773; was mar-
ried to Alexander Leavitt in 1799. She d. leaving sons Thomas and Willia?n,
both sea-captains. Wilham Leavitt, son of Thomas, was in the U. S. Navy during
the Civil War as surgeon. Charles Leavitt, son of the first William, went to Cali-
fornia. The wives of Thomas and WiUiam, sons of Dorcas MiUiken, were both
from County Sligo, Ire.

5. Jimima Milliken' (3), second daughter of John* (1), b. Mar. 2, 1775; was m.
to Alexander Leavitt, who had m. ist, her sister Dorcas. No issue.

6. Rachel Milliken^ (1), third daughter of John (1), b. June 4, 1777.



.Si^-tb cOcncratioiT.


1. John Milliken" (2), eldest son of SamueP (3), b. in Scarbro; is said to have d.


2. Isaac Milliken" (2), second son of SamueP (3), b. in Scarbro, Apr. 2, 1785; m.
to Bktsev lliGUT of same town and had issue Eliza Ann, Emily, and Isiiac,oi
whom no particulars known.

3. Amos Milliken" (1), third son of Samuel'' (3), was b. in Scarbro, Me., Feb.
22, 1788; m. Nov. 18, 1809, to SALLf Milliken, the daughter of Nathaniel, and
settled in Eaton, New Hampshire; also lived in Effingham, N.H. He was a
blacksmith and farmer. Moved back to Saco in 1832, and settled on tiie .\ndrew
McKenny farm; subsequently removed to the Jonathan McKenny farm where
he kept tavern several years. He was of medium height, stooping, and of dark
complexion. He d. Nov. 21, 1857. His wife d. Oct. 27, 1863. These had ten
children, of whom with 7th generation.

4. Arthur Milliken" (1), fourth son of Samuel'^ (3), b. Aug. 25, 1789; m. Eiaza-
BETH H.\YES, who d. in Schoharie, N.Y., May 19, 1833. He re.sided in Saco
when first married, and moved to Troy, N. Y., between 1813 and 181 7, where he
kept a hotel, remaining, with the exception of a short residence in Albany and
Schoharie, until 1840, when he returned to Saco and married .\pphia Milliken,
widow of Joseph Fogg. He was a blacksmith and of liim Isaac Milliken, after-
wards mayor of Chicago, learned his trade. He d. on a farm in Buxton, Jan. 9,
1864. Had nine children by first wife, of whom with 7th generation.


1. John Milliken" (3), eldest son of Alexander^ (1), b. in Scarbro, Me., Sept. 23,
1796; died young.

2. Capt. Alexander Milliken" (2), second son of Alexander^ (1), b. in Scarbro,
Me., May 16, 1799; m. Sarah Pettengall Plummer, widow, daughter of David
and Mehitable (Carl) Pettingal, descended in the 4th degree from Mary Milliken,
wife of Robert Carll. Like his father, he was for many years a seaman. His
last vessel was "The St. Mary's," built in a Portland shipyard, in which he
sailed for 30 years. He Uved near where the old Grand Trunk R. R. Station
stood, and d. in 1873. Issue as follows:

I. Charles Alexander Milliken^ b. 1831; d. 1849.
n. Sar.\h M.4RTHA W. MILLIKEN^ b. 1 834; d. 1 85 1.

III. Mary Abby S. Milliken', b. 1836; m. Capt. James B. K. Hill* and is
now living at Woodfords, Me. She had three children:

(i) Elizabeth A. Hill, b. 1862; unm.

(2) Charles I. Hill, h. 1864; d. 1868.

(3) William P. T. Hill, b. 1867; m. Anna L. Clark.

IV. John Alger MILLIKEN^ b. 1843; d- 1862, single.

3- Capt. Samuel Milliken" (4), third son of .Mexander' (1), b. in Scarbro, Me.,
Oct. 15, 1802. He also was a seaman and master mariner and was lo.st at sea.

* Captain Hill was an Englishman, born in Kentish Town, London. He became a natu-
ralized .\meriran citizen; entered the Revenue Ser\'ice during the Civil War and was first lieu-
tenant. He died in 1868, at the age of 40. He was the voungcst of twelve children. His
full name was "James Banks Kemps .Seymore Livingston Hill," — names of his uncles.


A great storm came on soon after he sailed from Portland and his shijj was never
heard from. This was in 1830. He was not married.

4. Martha Milliken'' (3), only daughter of Alexander^ (2), b. in Scarbro, Me.,
Aug. 15, 1805. School teacher. She d. in Bangor, unmarried, before her father.

5. Charles Austin Milliken^ fourth son of Alexander^ (1), b. in Frankfort, Me.,
Apr. 27, 1808; was m. Sept. 2, 1842, at Brantford, Ont., Can., by Rev. Usher, to
Emily Ann Wilkins, dau. of Richard Wilkins, a soldier of the 181 2 war, who
was b. Aug. 20, 1818, in Montpelier, Vt., and was carried by her parents in 1819,
to Rochester, N.Y., where they resided until 1834, when they removed to Canada.
Mr. Milliken was educated partly at Gorham, Me. Lived in Portland, and en-
gaged in mercantile business early in life. Failed the third year, but paid every
dollar of his liabilities. Removed to Buffalo, N. Y., and went into business with
Smith, Macy& Co., wholesale groceries, and shipping. He was captain of a
steamer on the Lakes. After some 3'ears he went into the wholesale grocery
trade on his own account. He removed to Canada in 1864. He d. Jan. 27,
1884, in Maiden, Mass., but was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, Me.
Mrs. Milliken, now an invalid, resides on Adams St., Biddeford, Me.

Emily R. MiUiken (adopted), b. in 1851; m. in 1875 Francis J. Goodwin,
son of Hon. John M. Goodwin of Biddeford, where they resided till 1884, when
they removed to Maiden, Mass. She d. in 1899.

6. William Grey Milliken' (1), fifth son of Alexander' (2), b. in Frankfort, Me.,
June 2, 1810; was lost at sea with his brother Samuel in 1830, aged 20 years, and

7. Isaac Hull Milliken" (3), sixth son of Alexander' (2), b. in Frankfort, Me.,

Sept. 24, 181 2; m. in Charleston, Me., to , and after her death removed to

Kayson, Dodge Co., Kan. He had four sons, named as follows:

I. Charles Austin Milliken'^, was in Co. C, 43d New York ^■olunteer
regiment. Promoted to Brig.-General. He died of yellow fever in
Galveston, Tex.
II. Marcellus Milliken'^, was killed at Antietam.

III. George Augustus Milliken^ lost a leg at Gettysburg. He was m.
and had issue.

IV. Clifford Milliken', of whom no information.

8. Rachel Jackson Milliken", daughter of Alexander^ (2), by 2d wife, was b. on
Moosebec Island, near Jonesport, Me., in 1839, and d. unm. in 1893.

9. Louise Fenno Milliken'', second daughter of Alexander'' (2), by 2d wife, b.
on Moosebec Island, near jonesport. Me., in 1842; m. John Mitchell in 1876.
He d. in 1900. She survives (1904). One child, Rachel Hersom, b. 1877.

10. John Fairfield Milliken", only son of Alexander' (2), by 2d wife, 1). on Moos-
ebec Island, near Jonesport, Me., Dec. 7, 1843; ^^'<is m. and, in 1895, ^^''^^^ living
in Boston. He called himself " one of the old original Millikens from 'way
back." His name also appears in the Boston Directory of 1903, but he has not
responded to requests for information. He remembered of seeing, from his bed,
when a small boy, the Milliken coat of arms, and a portrait of Lady Hellen Marr,
who, he claimed, was related to the family, hanging on the walls of his father's
home, in frames. Several sons, among them Alexander and John.




^^cljcntl) OJciuration.


1. Mary Ann Milliken^ (1), eldest daughter of Amos" (1), b. Feb. 5, 1811; was

m. May 28, 1833, lo Luther Weymoutij and had issue. She d. May

4, 1842.
I. Almira Dole Weymouth, b. May 26, 1836; d. igoi. She ni. James

Meserve, who lives in Gray, Me. Had one daughter,
u. Lois Ann Weymouth, b. June 7, 1841 ; m. Ivory Hill who d. and she m.

2d, to James T. Hancock, of Gray, Me., where she now resides. One

son by Mr. Hill.

2. Hon. Isaac L. Milliken^ (4), eldest son of xVnios" (1), was b. in Kflingham,
now Freedom, N._H., Aug. 31, 1813; m. June 26, 1839, to Almira Dole of Ra-
cine, Wis., who d. issueless in Chicago, 111., Sept. 28, 1871, and he d. there Dec.
2, 1SS9.

He remained at home among New Hampshire's granite hills until his si.xteenth
year, when he went to Troy, N. Y., and learned the blacksmith's trade with his
uncle, Arthur MiUiken. In 1836, he went to Chicago and opened a shop in
which he did most of the work of Fink & Walker, who ran a line of stages west
from Chicago into the country.

During his leisure hours he read law, and, although never a regular attorney, his
knowledge of books was by no means meagre. He was popular with his fellow-
citizens and gradually drifted into j)olitical currents. Before the Ci\il War he
was a Democrat, but he favored abolition and went over to the RepubHcan party
when the strife began and remained a staunch defender of its principles until his
death. He was one of the pioneers of Cook Co., 111., and long before the war
had rendered important service to the county and city.

Chief among the responsible official positions filled by him was that of Mayor,
to which office he was elected Mar. 13, 1854. For two terms he served as Alder-
man, and acted as assistant County Judge in 1883. During the Civil War he
was in the service of the government, acting as Commissioner of Enrollment for
the city of Chicago through the entire period until the peace. For a long term
of years after he was mayor, he filled the chair of Police Justice with honesty and

He owned a large farm at Monee, 111., and alter his retirement from public life
he spent much of his time upon it, taking a great interest in its management up
to a short time before his death.

The following account of his funeral is taken from "The Daily Inter Ocean,"
Dec. 6, 1889.

Ex-Mayor Milliken's Funeral.

The funeral of the late Isaac L. MiUiken was held yesterday afternoon at the
Central Church of Christ, on Indiana Avenue, near Thirty-seventh Street, of
which ^[r. MiUiken was a member, the Rev. W. F. Black officiating. The church
was filled early with friends of Mr. MiUiken, and shortly after the hour appointed,
a large delegation from William B. Warren Lodge, A. F. and A. M., under com-
mand of Charles Rankin, Master, entered the church. The honorary i^all-
bearers were as follows: C. E. Peck, E. Mannierre. J. Trainor. S. W. King,
Samuel Bial, Jerre Courtright, J. E. Stafford, A. L. Sherman. J. K. C. Forrest,
William Wayman, L. T. Hilliard, S. Sayers, S. Rankin. The actual pall-bearers.


ers, appointed by William B. Warren Lodge, were as follows: C. A. Fee, O. A.

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