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James Millikin
Birth: Aug. 24, 1827
Ten Mile
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1909

Founder of Millikin University and James Millikin National Bank, both in Decatur, Illinois. Beginning as one of the first easterners to drive cattle west in the 1850s, James Millikin gradually became a respected livestock broker and a wealthy landowner. In 1860, he divested his holdings to start the James Millikin National Bank, which remains a presence in Central Illinois. In 1901, Millikin founded Millikin University, a Presbyterian liberal arts college that now boasts 2,400 students. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
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  Anna B Aston Millikin (____ - 1912)*
 
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Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
Record added: May 10, 2003
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I am a Millikin descendant of a different family. While doing research on the family, I found that when Anna B. died all the home and its pictures were donated to an art museum and education. Found in the Day Book, Aug 1, 1913 Image 25 at Chronicling Am...(Read more)
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