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Jacob Ensley "Uncle Jake" Milburn
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1845
Moncton
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Oct. 3, 1924
Mystic
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA

His parents: Joseph Milburn (1816-1905) and Martha McNutt/McNitt (abt 1817 to 1904)

His Siblings:
John Oliver Milburn (1836-1889) m. Mary Hower
Rollin Milburn (abt 1837-bef 3 Oct, 1924)
Isaac M. Milburn (abt 1838-1923) m. Martha Jane Smith
Lewis Milburn (1844-1933)
Mary Jane Milburn (abt 1845-1924) m. Andrew Smith
Elizabeth "Betsy" Milburn (abt 1847-1925) m. James Smith
George Francis Milburn (abt 1848-1933)
Joseph Sylvester Milburn (1851-1925) m. Sara A. Seaman
David Milburn (abt 1853-before 3 Oct 1924)
Caroline Milburn (abt 1854-1927) m. unknown Thompson
Pamelia "Amelia" or "Ameliea" (1854-1933) m. Thomas E. Olive
William Huffman Milburn (1861-1951) m. Mary Alice Hoskins

His first wife, by whom his chidren were born: Margaret "Maggie" Milton (1841-bef. 1881) m. 11 Mar 1865 in New Brunswick, Canada. She immigrated to the U.S. with him

His second wife: Hannah M. Fisher (abt 1859-?)

His third wife: Mrs. Rebecca E Peckham Hawkins (her second marriage)(1849-1938).

Obit #1:
Jacob Ensley Milburn was born in New Brunswick, Canada, February 9, 1845, and departed this life October 3, 1924, at his home at 11:00 p.m. being at the time of his passing away 79 years 7 months and 24 days.

He was married to Mrs. Rebecca Hawkens June 21, 1887, at Cincinnati, Iowa. In the fall of 1887 they came to Mystic, Making this their home ever since with the exception of a little time spent in Missouri and New Mexico.

To a former marriage 5 children were born, all of which preceded him to the great beyond, except one, Mrs. Fred Hawkens, who was present to witness the going of her father. Besides the daughter he leaves to mourn his loving companion, thirteen grand children, five great-grand children, three sisters and four brothers and a host of friends.

His many old-time friends both in Mystic and elsewhere will miss him

His illness was long and hard but he bore it without murmuring and left the blessed hope by saying he was ready to go on and be at rest.

The funeral was conducted from the Methodist church on Monday October 6, by William Bainbridge of Morley, Iowa.

The Masonic and Red Men orders participating in the services.

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Obit #2

The funeral for Jacob Milburn was held in the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. William Brambridge, of Morley, officiating. A quartet composed of James Swanson, Gus Astroth, Mrs. A. J. Richardson and Mrs. Joe Bradwell, sang several appropriate hymns and Reverend Brambridge sang an impressive solo. The Masonic, Red Man and Pocohontas orders of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body. The casket was laden with beautiful flowers which bespoke the love and respect in which the deceased was held by all who knew him. He was one of Mystic's oldest residents being among the first miners to work for Orr Brothers when the Old I & M mine was opened here, many years ago. He was past seventy-nine years of age and for several years has had to forego active life and for the past few months has been a constant sufferer at his home in the east end of town. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Hawkins, of New Liberty, four other children having preceded him in death. He was known as Uncle Jake by every one and in his active days always met you with word or act of merriment and fun. One brother, Joseph Milburn, resides here with a number of grand-children and other relatives. Interment was made in the Elgin cemetery following the different ceremonies of the different lodges.

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I suspect that the above mentioned Rev William Bainbridge is the same William Bainbridge who married his brother Joseph Sylvester's daughter, Rose. That William and Rose's son, Robert, is known to have lived in Morely, Iowa.

In addition to the 4 children below, there was a fifth child, name unknown, as mentioned in the obituaries. This child is believed to have died very young. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rebecca Elizabeth Peckham Milburn (1849 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  William Lewis Milburn (1865 - 1913)*
  Alfred Milburn (1867 - 1923)*
  Clementine Hanna Milburn Hawkins (1871 - 1928)*
  Elizabeth Milburn Cross Kelly (1873 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elgin Cemetery
Mystic
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Hallie
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52817997
Jacob Ensley Uncle Jake Milburn
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