Surnames in bio: MILLSPAUGH-KYLE-CORWIN-McCALL-RIVEY
WILLIAM S. MILLSPAUGH
He is the proprietor of the Millspaugh Mill of Trenton,
and was born in Shelby Co., OH in 1844, the son of Harvey
and Sarah A.(Kyle) Millspaugh, the father a native of
Orange Co., NY, and the mother of Clermont Co., Ohio. The parents of Harvey
Millspaugh, James and Cynthia (Corwin)
Millspaugh, were of German descent. They came to this
county in 1856, and settled in Mt. Pleasant for 2 years
and then moved to Tippecanoe Twp. Harvey and his wife
were both of the Missionary Church. He was a miller by
trade. He always cast his vote with the Republican party.
He held the office of Assessor in Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Millspaugh had seven children, four of
whom are living: John R., the owner of a sawmill in
Gunnicon, CO; Electa resided with our subject; William
S.; and Thomas, who is in CO with his brother John.
Those who died are: George W., who died Dec. 29, 1885; Harvey died at the
age of twenty-one; and Elizabeth,
the deceased wife of Thomas McCall of Montana Territory.
Mr. Millspaugh died May 28, 1861 at the age of 53. His
wife still survives him and finds a happy home with our
William Millspaugh was twelve when he came with his
parents to this county. he learned the miller's trade
and been engaged in that business nearly ever since.
On the 22nd of Jan., 1885 he married to Mary Rivey,
a native of Jefferson Co., IA, the daughter of Peter
and Permelia (Draw) Rivey, both natives of France.
They had one child, a daughter named Ethel who was
born Dec. 31, 1886.
The Star Mill owned by Mr. Millspaugh was erected
in 1879, and has a capacity of 6 bushels of wheat per
hour, and ten bushels of corn. It is a water-power
Mr. Millspaugh was reared in the Baptist Church.
Portrait and Biographical Album
Henry County, Iowa
Acme Publishing Company, 1888
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