Capt Abner Dewey Millen

New York, USA
Death Jul 1923 (aged 69)
Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, USA
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Millen Abner D 1854 1923

Saturday at his home occurred the death of Captain Abner
Dewey Millen, following an attack of acute indigestion, at the age of 69 years, 4 months and eleven days. Captain Millen was born February 19, 1854, the son of the late Abner and Anna Dewey Millen. He was the grandson of the late Hylan Millen, from whom the bay and summer colony received their names, and who was the builder of the historic old stone house, which was used as a hotel for a number of years, the ruins of which still show at that resort. He came from a race of sailors, his father and uncles being lake captains and river pilots, himself beginning at age of 14 years, and having been master of some of the largest of the Rutland lines and holding master's papers for all of the Great Lakes and Pilot's papers for the St. Lawrence river. At one time he was captain of a passenger boat plying between Cleveland and Ogdensburg. Captain Millen was also considered an authority on shoals and river conditions and was often consulted by government officials to verify reports. Captain Millen was a member of Cape Vincent Lodge, No, 293, F. & A. M., and was one of its oldest and most highly respected members. He was also a member of St, John's Episcopal church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph C. Constance and Mrs. Kenneth Steblen, of this village, and a sister, Mrs. T. H. Wherry, of Lake
City, Iowa. The impressive Masonic burial service was rendered at Riverside cemetery, where interment was made.

Cape Vincent eagle., July 05, 1923

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