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Joseph Mills Accidently Killed
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: April 21, 2005 at 08:41:52
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, December 17, 1908

In this issue we are obliged to chronicle death of another of Lacona's well
known citizens and his sudden death casts another shadow of gloom over our
darkened community.

MR. MILLS and his companion, John Cleveland, had been hunting, Wednesday, in the brush patch between the latter's farm and Hadley's, and were preparing to return home in the middle of the afternoon. While on their way to the buggy, Mr. Cleveland, who was a few feet in the rear of MR. MILLS, heard the report of a gun and the pitiful cries of MR. MILLS calling, "I'm shot." MR. MILLS then started at a brisk walk for the buggy and after walking several feet and climbing through a fence, he lost consciousness. Mr. Cleveland followed and after reviving him by rubbing his face with snow and carefully placing him on some blankets taken from the buggy, he started for help to the nearest farm house. He returned soon with help, and MR. MILLS was taken to the home of John Hadley, where he expired about ten minutes later from the loss of blood.

Mr. Cleveland was carrying a double barrel hammerless shotgun and it is the
supposition that a piece of brush flew back striking the trigger and
discharging the weapon. No one doubts but what the incident was purely
accidental and much sympathy is expressed for Mr. Cleveland, who is nearly
prostrated with grief.

The wound took effect in the left arm severing an artery and was so close to
the shoulder that it was impossible to stop the flow of blood without a
physician's aid.

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
April 20, 2005

census information: I do not know for a FACT that this is the same family

July 28, 1860 Liberty Township, Lucas County, Iowa
Series: M653 Roll: 333 Page 614
Post Office: Chariton
Line 24 908 841

Isaac Mills, head, age 35, married, farmer, $800 $375, born in North Carolina
Leydia Mills, wife, age 34, married, born in Ohio
James F. Mills, son, age 13, single, born in Indiana
Mary M. Mills, daughter, age 11, single, born in Indiana
Julia A. Mills, daughter, age 9, single, born in Iowa
Rachel Mills, daughter, age 6, single, born in Iowa
Joseph Mills, son, age 1, single, born in Iowa

1880 Otter Creek, Lucas County, Iowa

1827 Lydia Mills, self, widow, age 53, born in Ohio, keeping house, both parents born in Ohio

1859 Joseph Mills, son, single, age 21, born in Iowa, farmer, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Ohio

1862 Elias Mills, son, single, age 18, born in Iowa, at home

1864 Lydia Mills, daughter, single, age 16, born in Iowa, at school

1866 Sarah Mills, daughter, single, age 14, born in Iowa, at school

1869 Nancy Mills, daughter, single, age 11, born in Iowa, at school

1870 Mary Crites, granddaughter, single, age 10, born in Iowa, at school, father born -nothing listed, mother born in Indiana (Mary M.' s daughter?)

Could not locate any of them for the 1900, they are pretty hard to track.

April 19, 1910 White Breast Township, Warren County, Iowa
Series: T624 Roll: 426 Page 218
Line 18 125 126

Charles I. Lott, head, age 64, first marriage, married 40 years, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother -nothing listed, carpenter

Francis E. Lott, wife, age 54, first marriage, married 40 years, six children, four living, born in England, both parents born in England

Mabell G. Lott, daughter, age 20, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in England, telephone operator

Lydia Mills, relationship is blank, age 83, widow, born in Ohio, unknown for both parents

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