Albert Emerson Millett

Albert Emerson Millett

Birth
Hebron, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 17 Mar 1937 (aged 78)
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Armada, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 119604836 · View Source
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ALBERT E MILLETT was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in Armada; was formerly connected with educational interests in Michigan, being widely known as a most competent teacher. He was born in Hebron, Oxford county, Maine on October 3 1858; his parents being Lemuel T and Mary A Milliken Millett, both of whom were of English lineage; some of their ancestors having come from Scotland and some from England. The line of paternal descent can be traced back to Henry Millett gentleman and attorney at law of Surrey county England. The son Thomas Millett was the original ancestor in America coming from England to this county in 1635. The next in the line of direct descent was also named Thomas. The paternal great great grandfather was David Millett who settled in New Gloucester, Maine, and died in North Yarmouth about 1785. The great grandfather John Millett was a soldier in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. The father Lemuel T Millett was born in Peru, Maine, in 1810 becoming a farmer and contractor and died in the year 1868. He wedded Miss Mary A Milliken who was born in Searboro Maine in 1818.
Albert E Millett pursued his early education in the schools of Androscoggin county Maine and continued his studies in the Academy of Hebron and Bridgeton being graduated from the latter in 1879 He then matriculated in Bates College from which he was graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts in 1883 while in 1886 the master's degree was conferred upon him by the same institution. His career as an educator began soon afterward and extended over the period of 26 yrs. He taught in Minot, Maine in 1877 in West Minot in 1879 in West Searboro Maine from 1880 until 1882 and the following year came to Michigan He was principal of the high school at Richmond for 4 years and at Rochester for one year while for 7 years he was principal of the schools of Armada and at Utica for 8 years. His labors in the schoolroom were highly successful because he was an excellent disciplinarian and moreover had the ability to impress strongly and clearly upon the minds of the pupils the principles of knowledge which he wished to impart He was a member of the school board of examiners for ten years but in 1903 he put aside active school work and came to Armada engaging in the furniture and undertaking business here He carries a carefully selected and quite complete stock of goods and has secured a liberal patronage. He pursued a course in the Chicago College of Embalming and has a diploma from that school. Mr Millett is recognized as one of the leading influential and prominent citizens of the town and served as a member of the school board and also as a member of the village board. He was champion of every progressive measure and his labors have proved very effective beneficial and far reaching in advancing the general good. Socially he is a Mason belonging to Harmony Lodge No 43 AF & AM and he is also identified with the Eastern Star lodge the Knight Templar commandery and the Mystic Shrine and is senior warden of the blue lodge He takes a very deep interest in Masonry is thoroughly informed concerning its tenets and teachings and in his life displays the beneficent spirit of the craft He is likewise identified with the Ancient Order of Foresters the Knights of Pythias and the Maccabees.
source: Past & Present of Macomb County, Michigan.


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  • Created by: Marguerite
  • Added: 31 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 119604836
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Emerson Millett (3 Oct 1858–17 Mar 1937), Find a Grave Memorial no. 119604836, citing Willow Grove Cemetery, Armada, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Marguerite (contributor 48040627) .