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Fred N Milby
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1873
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1917
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Fred N. Milby, editor and proprietor of the Carthage Weekly Democrat, has made a notable success for one of his years and in his career as a journalist has kept abreast with the modern progress which has been manifest in late years in the newspaper field. He is a native son of Hancock county, having been born near Carthage, March 15, 1873 his parents being David W. and Catherine Curry Milby. The father was born in Delaware, July 12, 1831, and the mother's birth ocurred in Louisville Kentucky March 13 1834. Mr. Milby was a farmer by occupation and was brought to Illinois in his childhood days, settling with his parents at Rushville in Schuyler county, whence he came to Hancock county about thirty five years ago. He died in Carthage, December 22, 1895, respected by all who knew him and his remains were interred in Moss Ridge cemetery. His political views were in harmony with the principles of democracy. His wife a member of the Christian church is now living with her son Fred. They had a family of seven children all of whom yet survive, namely: Albert B., residing near Tulip Missouri; Jennie, the wife of Perry Fancher, residing in Carthage Missouri; Laura living with her mother; Thomas G of Carthage; Anna D., the wife of E.L., Yates of Perkins, Oklahoma; Fred M.: and Carrie M., who is assisting her brother Fred in his office. Thomas J. Curry, a brother of Mrs David W. Milby, was a soldier in the Civil war, serving throughout the period of hostilities as captain of Company C., One Hundred and Eighteenth Volunteer Infantry. Two other brothers, James and Duncan Curry were also members of the same regiment, so that the family was well represented in the army. In the public schools of Carthage Fred N. Milby acquired his education and afterward learned the printer's trade, which he followed in this city as an employe until 1899, when he established a printing office of his own in the Quinby Block on Jefferson street. He is also editor and proprietor of the Carthage Weekly Democrat a paper which has a large circulation in the city and county. This is one of the strong democratic organs of the county and in connection with its publication he also conducts a prosperous jobbing printing business, having an office well equipped for turning out first class work so that a liberal patronage is accorded him. On the 29th of November, 1900, Mr. Milby was married to Miss Mabel G. Linn, who was born in West Point, Illinois, in 1883, a daughter of George W. and Irene Browning Linn. Her father was a native of Adams county Illinois, and the mother was also born in this state. Mr Linn is a blacksmith by trade and followed that pursuit until his death which occurred January 4, 1905. His wife had passed away in July 1896, and they were buried near West Point, Illinois. His political allegiance was given to the Republican party. Mrs Milby was the youngest of their family of four children, the others being George H. of Carthage; Cora G., the wife of Edward Fletcher; and Nora. All are still residents of Carthage. Mr. Milby purchased a pretty home on Locust and Washington streets, where he now resides, and unto him and his wife have been born two children: Katherine Irene, and Kenneth Richmond, the former born December 22, 1901 and the latter June 10, 1905. Kenneth died March 11, 1906. In connection with his home property, Mr Milby also owns several vacant lots in Carthage, and a business house. The spirit of self-help is the source of all true worth in the individual and it has been the dominant factor in the life record of Mr Milby, who had no assistance as he entered upon the task of providing for his own support and making for himself a place in business circles. His upright life, his energy, and the exercise of his native talents constitute the material from which he has budded his present prosperity, and he has won a creditable place, for one of his years - while his talents bespeak for him, still greater achievements in the future. He takes a most active interest in public affairs and as a private citizen and through the columns of his paper as well he labors effectively for the welfare of his city and county. He has always been a champion of the democracy and is connected with Knights of Pythias fraternity, exemplifying in his life its beneficent spirit. Mr. Milby has erected a fine business building on the east side of the square, and the second story is now the home of the Democrat the first story being used as a store.

SOURCE: "Biographical review of Hancock County, Illinois" (Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of many Prominent Citizens of Today and also of the Past.) Hobart Publishing Co., Chicago, 1907. Pages 190, 191, 192.
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  David W Milby (1830 - 1895)
  Catherine Curry Milby (1834 - 1919)
  Albert B. Milby (1855 - 1924)*
  Laura Milby (1861 - 1929)*
  Thomas G. Milby (1863 - 1931)*
  Fred N Milby (1873 - 1917)
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Moss Ridge Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Aug 28, 2010
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Fred N Milby
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