Orville C. McMillen

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Orville C. McMillen

  • Birth 21 Jul 1896 Shannon County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 1936 Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 35098268

Orville and his first wife, Bessie Burnett, were from Eminence, Missouri. They were living in Dulce, New Mexico, when 25 year old Bessie died on October 17, 1928, from a two year bout with tuberculosis, and he was left with two young children to raise.

His second marriage was to a young widow, Una (Pigman) Bell. Their marriage provided a perfect solution for each of them who had been left with two young children to raise. Virginia Storms, their daughter, said her parents had four children, three boys and herself. She and her twin brother, Valdon, were born November 24, 1935, in Bernalillo, a town in the Albuquerque metro area, a few miles north of Albuquerque.

From their farm, Orville was able to provide a living for the family. In August 1935, three months before Virginia and Valdon were born, he was too ill to work. On November 17, 1936, one week before their first birthday, he was admitted to the Veteran Administration Facility in Albuquerque and was seen by Dr. D.C. Groves, the chief medical officer. He died Friday, December 18, 1936, at 7:32 o'clock in the morning, one month and one day after being admitted to the hospital. An autopsy record revealed that carcinoma had spread throughout his body.


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  • Created by: Virginia Brown
  • Added: 24 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35098268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orville C. McMillen (21 Jul 1896–18 Dec 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35098268, citing Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Virginia Brown (contributor 47053782) .