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 Charles W. Mills

Charles W. Mills

Birth
Marilla, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 18 Apr 1938 (aged 90)
Burial Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 48207469 · View Source
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Charles served in Company I 98th New York Infantry during the Civil War
Charles W Mills 1848-1938

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OSAGE WAR VETERAN HELPED GUARD 40,000 WAR PRISONERS
CAME TO IOWA IN 1883 AND RAN GENERAL STORE; ON TRIP TO NEW YORK

Osage, Oct. 11 – Charles W. Mills was born near Marilla, Eric County, New York February 18, 1848. He was 16 years old when he enlisted in Company I.N.Y. in the fall of 1865 and was stationed until the end of the war at Elmire, N.Y. with orders to guard 40,000 rebel prisoners. As Mr. Mills has said, "It was no picnic." He enlisted for 100 days but served four months.

Mr. Mills was married February 4, 1880 to Miss Lucy Peck of Alexander, Genesee County, New York. Three years later they came west to South Dakota where he was engaged in farming. In the fall of 1890 they moved to Orchard where he clerked in the Warseldine General store for a year and a half, when they moved to Osage.

Mr. Mills has worked at his trade of carpentering ever since, except for six years when he ran a grocery store here. Mr. and Mrs. Mills, their son, Asa of Osage and a daughter, Mrs. E. A. Knapp of Little Cedar, are on an auto trip to New York to visit relatives and old friends.

Mason City Globe Gazette, October 11, 1929




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  • Created by: Tom Mauer
  • Added: 16 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48207469
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles W. Mills (18 Feb 1848–18 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48207469, citing Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Tom Mauer (contributor 47099437) .