You asked for help with an obituary or death record for your James William MILLINGTON and wife Sabina A. I also checked a few other sources, ones you may or may not have access to, but are available to me.
Information found on Sabina:
Sabina's middle name was listed as Ann in some of the information.
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Newspaper: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, November 9, 1949, Section 3, page 6, Daily Vital Statistics, Funeral Notices:
"MILLINGTON--Nov. 8, Sabina Ann Millington, 7908 N.E. Tillamook, 602 S.E. 69th, mother of Chester J., George C., Ervin L. Millington, sister of Mrs. Florence Perry. Friends invited to services Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at the Colonial Mortuary, Sandy Blvd. at 14th. Interment Rose City Cemetery."
[Research note: there were actually two different addresses in the funeral notice, one on Tillamook and one on 69th. Usually there is only one to show the address, or residence, prior to death]
Newspaper: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, November 10, 1949, Section 1, page 19, Obituaries:
"SABINA A. MILLINGTON
Services will be held Thursday morning for Sabina Ann Milington, 81, who died Tuesday at a local hospital.
Born February 20, 1868, in Bristol, England, Mrs. Millington came to the United States at the age of 16. She had been a Portland resident for 45 years. She was the wife of the late James W. Millington.
She is survived by three sons, Chester J., George C. and Ervin L., all of Portland, and one sister, Mrs. Florence Perry, of LeMars, Ia.
Rev. Franklin W. Scott will officiate at services at 11:30 Thursday at the Colonial Mortuary. Burial will be at Rose City Cemetery."
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Multnomah County Foreign Voters Registration Cards, box #22739, at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon library.
I found several voter registration cards with Sabina's name. One of the registration cards of 1946 showed she registered as a Democrat, but the previous cards showed her as a Republican. Everytime a person changed their address, placing them in a different voting district, they would fill out another card to show the change, and there were several address changes for Sabina. One of the cards of special interest to you would be the one where she lived at 801 Oregon Street, in Portland. Here are some excerpts regarding her birth and family. I think the card was for the year 1918 or 1919. The Portland City Directory for 1918 has the same address on Oregon Street:
Address: 801 Oregon Street.
Place of birth: England.
Parents Full Name; Father F. C. WALES. Mother: Charlotte WALES
[Research note: the first initial of the father looked like an "F" but might be something else as it was hard to read.]
Husband: J. W. Millington. Place of birth: New York
On another voter registration card, where she listed her address as 1532 SE 73rd ave., she listed her husband as James W. Millington, that he was born in N.Y, that her party was Republican, her occupation was Housewife, she was born in England, and that she was married prior to 1922. The date on the card looked like 7 March 1928.
Foreign Voter Registration Card dated 11 Sept. 1946 she listed her address as 602 SE 69th Ave, in Portland, Oregon.
Foreign Voter Registration Card dated what looked like 1921, her address was 340 E 73rd St. N., in Portland, Oregon.
Foreign Voter Registration Card dated what looked to be 1 May 1919, the address showed 863 Sandy Blvd., in Portland, Oregon.
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Information found on James:
Newspaper: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, March 9, 1942, Section 1, page 6, Daily Statistics, Died:
"MILLINGTON--James W. Millington, late of 1532 NE 73d ave. Services in care of Holman & Lutz Colonial Mortuary, NE 14th & Sandy Blvd."
Newspaper: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, March 10, 1942, Section 1, page 12, Daily Statistics, Funeral Notices:
"MILLINGTON--March 7, James W. Millington, late of 1532 NE 73d ave., husband of Sabina Ann, father of Chester J., Cornell G., Harold R. and Erwin L.; brother of Joseph and George Millington. Friends invited to attend funeral services Tuesday, 1 p.m., in the Drawing Room Chapel of Holman & Lutz Colonial Mortuary, N.E. 14th and Sandy Blvd. Interment Rose City Cemetery."
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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
Name: James William MILLINGTON
Address: 801 E. Oregon St., Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
Date of Birth: Nov. 23, 1872.
Occupation: Candy Maker. Employer: Russell & Gilbert.
Wife: Sabina Willington.......Address: 801 E Oregon St.
Date of card: Sept. 12, 1918.
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Looking at just a few of the Federal census records I found the family as follows, and you probably already have this information:
1900 Census they were in Sioux City, Woodbury County Iowa. It showed James and Sabina had been married 7 years, Sabina had given birth to 3 children and only 2 sons were still living, Chester J. age 3 born Sept. 1896 and George C. age 4/12, both born in Iowa. This census listed James' date and place of birth as Nov. 1972 in New York, his age was 32. It listed Sabina's date and place of birth as Feb. 1868 in England and her age is . She immigrated in 1884 and had been here for 16 years.
1910 Census they were in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.
1920 Census they were in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
1930 Census they were in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
James' occupations were listed as candy maker at a factory, confectionairs maker, or candy manufacturer.
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Looking at two years of the R. L. Polk's Portland City Directories, I found the following:
1939, page 939:
Chester J. (Faye) lab h 2609 SE 43d av.
Ervin L. (Mary A) lab h 8062 SE 7th av.
Geo C. (Hazel) rtemn NLCo r 1532 NE 73d av. [The company here was a laundry.]
Geo E. (Georgia E) lab h 1204 SE Tacoma.
Harold R. (Orpha M.) lab h 6132 SE 91st av.
Hazel Mrs. clk FMInc r 1532 NE 73d av.
Jas W. (Sabina A.) h 1532 NE 73d av.
Jos E. h 600 NE 92d av.
Wm B. (Alma) (Billy's Tire Shop h 4829 SE 71st av.
1943-1944, page 1168:
Chester J. (Feye J.) leadmn OSC h 1806 SE 52d av. [OSC was Oregon Shipbuilding Co.]
Geo E. (Gloria E.) roofer h 8427 SE 15th av.
Harold R. Orphia) fndywkr C&DFCo h 5905 SE Woodstock Blvd. [C&DFCo was Crawford & Doherty Foundry Co.]
Irvin (Mary) emp CIW h 1218 SE Madison. [CIW was Commercial Iron Works.]
Mary Mrs. emp CIW h 1218 SE Madison.
Wm B. (Alma C.) h 4829 SE 71st av.
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