|Birth: ||Jan., 1868|
Veteran: Spanish American war
h/o Mary Lucille Matthews
Birth: in Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania
Census: 1870, age 2 North Strabane township, Washington county, Pennsylvania with parents, paternal grandmother & older brother.
Census: 1880, age 12 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with parents & three brothers.
Raised in Carthage, Jasper county Missouri where he attended schools including Carthage Collegiate Institute. He became a member of McMillian & Durham shoe store in 1895, but had joined the Carthage Light Guards in 1887 under Captain W K Caffee as a private, rising to become captain following Captain Carl R Gray of what it was now known as since 1890, Company A of 2nd Missouri Volunteer Infantry in 1897 when he served stateside at Chickamauga Park, where Sgt Charles Pollard Wood died under his command.
Upon return to Carthage he resigned the service December 1899 to pursue his business enterprise.
A Big Spider.
In the east show window of McMillan & Durham's store is a huge, hairy, red tarantula, a wicked looking old fellow. Lee Durham brought it in this morning from the McNerney quarry north of town, where it was captured by Tom Gatlin.
It was no easy matter to get this spry and poisonous old fellow. Tom picked him up on a shovel and kept him there with a heavy stick. Lee got an old can with the lid half open, and with sticks they pushed the spider into the can. In pulling the stick out the spider clung to it. Lee pushed him back with a cob and snapped the lid shut at the same
time. (date unknown)
Work of rebuilding the Big Kate mill, which was recently moved from the Kane land to the Reliance lease at Neck City is about completed and, in all probability will be started up this week. The mill belongs to
Maj. J.L. Moore and John McMillan, of Carthage, who recently opened a goof face of ore on their sub-lease on the Reliance land.(unknown date)
Census: 1900, age 32 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, with wife, son, father & brother at 1183 south Main street, a boot & shoe dealer.
MCMILLAN HEIRS INCORPORATE.
Organized as a Company Today with $50,000 Capital – Estate not Divided.
The McMillan Realty and Mining Co. of Carthage filed articles of incorporation today, with a capital stock of $50,000, divided into shares of $100 each, all paid in. The shareholders, all of this city are as follows, each owning $12,500 of stock – Joseph M. McMillan, John A. McMillan, Lawrence McMillan and Frank H. McMillan.
The four stockholders are the only heirs of the late Wm. McMillan. The latter left no will, and the heirs share equally in the estate.
By thus incorporating the heirs will hold in common, all mining property and other real estate owned by the deceased, and there will be no change in the way it has been handled.
John was Republican candidate for County Collector of Jasper County Missouri, 1918, with his Campaign photo at right
Census: 1930, age 62 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife at 1400 south Maple street, selling insurance.
Evening of Thursday, June 7 1934 at Carthage, Missouri's Drake hotel, John & wife Mary were on the fifty one member reception committee to welcome their friends of over forty years, Colonel Carl Raymond and wife Harriette (Flora) Gray to Carthage Homecoming.
Death: in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri
Father: William McMillian b: 1 JUL 1831 Pennsylvania.
Mother: Mary Moore b: 21 JUL 1840 Pennsylvania
Marriage: Mary Lucille Matthews b; 15 NOV 1869 Lebanon, Laclede county, Missouri.
Married: 24 OCT 1895 in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.
William McMillan b: about 1898 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.
Some of above information courtesy Bill Boggess
Mr. McMillan, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania came to Carthage at an early age, in 1872.
Following his marriage he was in the boot and shoe business with the late L. S. Durham and later in the insurnace business until his retirement in 1946.
Mr. McMillan served as county collector here from 1920 to 1924 and was a member of the Carthage school board at the time the Mark Twain and Eugene Field schools were built. He also is an honorary member of the Carthage Rotary club. He also served on the city council in the late 1890's.
Mr. McMillan enlisted in the Carthage Light Guard -- the Carthage National Guard unit in 1887. He became a lieutenant in 1892 and captain in 1896.
In 1898 he led the Carthage Light Guard, Company A. Second Missouri Volunteer Infantry, off to the Spanish-American war. One chilly and rainy night at Lexington, Ky., while officer of the day, Captain McMillan caught cold in his eyes. The camp surgeons could never restore his eyes to normal, nor could the specialists in later years. Thus, by degrees his vision failed, resulting in total blindness more than 20 years ago.
CHRISTMAS TREE A FEATURE.
A feature of last night's meeting of the Matrimonial club at the home of Capt. and Mrs. John McMillan on South Main street, was a Christmas tree, on which each of the fourteen members was given seven presents, a total of 98 gifts.
The tree was a pretty little evergreen attractively decorated and illuminated in approved Christmas fashion. It was unveiled at the conclusion of the dinner, which was served at 7 o'clock, and Lawrence McMillan was unanimously choosen Santa Claus.
The members were lined up about the room, and as a present for each was announced the recipient was required to advance to the center, unwrap the gift, exhibit it to the appreciative assembly and read the inscription upon it.
Lots of fun was occasioned by the distribution, and the Christmas tree is assured for an annual holiday feature hereafter. (date unknown)
Known brothers: Joseph M McMillan and
Frank H. McMillan
Prepared in part by: Bill Boggess
William McMillan (1831 - 1904)
Mary A. Moore McMillan (1840 - 1897)
Mary Lucille Mathews McMillan (1869 - 1959)*
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 16 Lot 3 Sp 1
Created by: I Remember When
Record added: Nov 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44825180
Added: Jan. 16, 2012
** In memory of John McMillan ** Spanish American War Veteran|
I Remember When
Added: Jun. 19, 2010