|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1879|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1946|
66Y 11M 26D
Son of Fred (or John) R. Mills and Martha Duncan
Married 1: Ether (Esther?) Bell Stayton (1882-1904) on July 11 1902. Ether was in poor health and they moved to Colorado in hopes the climate would help her. She died two years later at age 22. Dick brought her body back to be buried with her family in Cove Creek cemetery, Aaron, Bates Co. They had no children.
Married 2: Mrs. Minnie May Hayes (aka Hays) Stayton about 1909. Minnie was his sister-in-law by marriage in that Minnie was the widow of Joe Stayton, brother of Ether Bell, Dick's first wife. Dick and Minnie had one child, Harlan Richard Mills (1910-1955). Harlan was living in Dallas Texas when he died, his body was brought to Bates Co. for burial.
Fred is shown as being divorced on death certificate.
Mo. death cert, Bates Co., butler Hospital
Father's name listed as John R. Mills of IN. - family notes show father as "Fred".
Informant: Mrs. Joe Mills of Butler.
Burial Nov 5 1945, Oakhill Cemetery.*
Fred is shown to be in Double Branch Cemetery per the Bates Co 1950 cemetery Books: However, the current Bates Co. on-line cemetery list shows him at Oak Hill Cem, which appears to be the correct location.
Name: F. R. Mills
Birth Date: 08 Nov 1879
Death Date: 03 Nov 1946
Cemetery: Double Branch
Description: Located about 10 milen southeast of Builer
Cemetery Records of Bates County, Missouri Oakhill Cemetery Butler, Missouri Volume VIII Part II
ALERT: A photo volunteer searched Double Branch Cem May 2009 and did not locate a stone for Fred. Update 5/24/09: There is an entry for Fred at Oak Hill Cemetery in the Bates Co on-line cemetery listing; a photo request was submitted and a volunteer located his tombstone at Oak Hill Cemetery. It is not known if his remains were moved from Double Branch to Oak Hill, or if the 1950 cemetery index was incorrect.
Minnie May Hays Mills (1872 - 1959)
Ether Bell Stayton Mills (1882 - 1902)*
Harlen Richard Mills (1910 - 1955)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section B, Block 7
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Nov 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23002645