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William Lester Mills

William Lester Mills

Male 1884 - 1974  (89 years)

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  • Name William Lester Mills  [1
    Born 28 Aug 1884  Green Bay, Wisconsn Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    WWI Draft Reg. Card 12 Sept 1918  St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: Abt. 34 
    Census 1920  White Bear, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 35 
    Census 1930  St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 44 
    Census 1940  Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 54 
    Employment 1942  Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Special Agent, Great Northern Railway Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, Headquartered in Sioux City, IA 
    WWII 1942  Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Draft 
    Age: Abt. 59 
    Died 7 Jun 1974  Sioux City, Woodbury, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptized (LDS) 22 Oct 2003  OAKLA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairchild Cemetery, Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; Memorial ID 28286346. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    •        In the WWI Draft Registration Card, the following information was provided:
      Name: William Lester Mills
      Address: 45 B Piedmont
      Age: 34
      Date of Birth: August 28, 1884
      Race: White
      Citizen: Native Born
      Present Occupation: Hotel Clerk
      Employer's Name: Harry Bryant
      Place of Employment: 400 Wabash
      Nearest Relative: Wife: Minnie
      Address: 45B Piedmont
      Signature: William Lester Mills
      REGISTRAR'S REPORT
      Height: Medium
      Build: Medium
      Eye Color: Blue
      Hair Color: Dark [MWL 01.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, William L. Mills is a 35 year old, white, married male. He is married to Wilhelmina A. Lange Mills. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Michigan (father) and Wisconsin (mother). His employ is that of a detective in the city of White Bear; and he is a wage or salary worker. William lives with his wife, Minnie, in the home of John Sims and his family in White Bear, Ramsey County, Minnesota. [MWL 02.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, William L. Mills is a 44 year old, white, married male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Canada (father) and Wisconsin (mother), both of whom speak English. He is not attending school, but is able to read write, and speak English. He does not live on a farm, He rents his home for $45 a month. William owns a radio set. His occupation is that of detective agent for the Steam Railroad Co., for whom he is a wage or salary worker. William lives at 2417 Chilcombe Ave., St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, with his wife Minnie A. Mills, and his two children: Marilyn M. and Daniel A. Mills. [MWL 03.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, William L. Mills is a 54 year old, white, married male. He is not in school or college, but has finished two years of college. He was born in Wisconsin. He lived in the same house in 1935 in which he lives in 1940. He does not live on a farm. He house is rented for about $36 a month. William is a special agent for a railroad Co. thus he is a wage or salary worker in private work. In 1939 he worked 52 weeks with an income of $2,400. He has income from no other sources. William lives with his wife, Minnie, and two of their children at 3923 Peters Avenue in sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. [MWL 05.]
             In the WWII Draft Registration Card, the following information was provided:
      Name: William Lester Mills
      Place of Residence: 3923 Peters, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
      Mailing Address: Same as above.
      Telephone: Sioux City, 65273
      Age: 59
      Date of Birth: Aug. 28, 1883
      Place of Birth: Green Bay, Wis.
      Name & Address of Person who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. W.L. Mills, 3923 Peters St.
      Employer's Name and Address: Gt. Northern Railway Co., St. Paul, Minnesota
      Place of Employment or Business: Special Agent, Headquarters in Sioux City, IA
      Signature: W. L. Mills [MWL 04.]
    Person ID I7141  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 

    Family Wilhelmina Adeline Lange,   b. 20 Sep 1895, Fairchild, Jackson, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1979, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1917  Prob. Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F7281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9759] William Lester Mills. (2005). Ancestry.com World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [MWL 01.].

    2. [S9763] William Lester Mills. (2010). Ancestry.com. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [MWL 04.].

    3. [S9761] William Lester Mills. (2010). Ancestry.com. 1920 U. S. Federal Census [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [MWL 02.].

    4. [S9762] William L Mills household, 1930 U. S. Census, Ramsey County, Minnesota, St. Paul, ED 127, SD 8, sheet 7A, dwelling 53, family 55; National Archives micropublication T626, no roll no. given; FHLF 2340855. [MWL 03.].

    5. [S9764] William L. Mills household, 1940 U. S. Census, Woodbury County, Iowa, Sioux City, ED 97-87A, SD 9, sheet 10B, Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 144; National Archives micropoublication T627, roll m-t0627-01216. [MWL 05.].

    6. [S1356] Herman Lange, "Information on Herman Lange Family to Dale L. Lange, February 07, 2003. [HFL 02.].

    7. [S1357] Herman Lange, "Information on Herman Lange Family to Dale L. Lange, February 07, 2003. [HFL 02.].

    8. [S9768] William L. Mills, Burial. (2012). Ancestry.com Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [MWL 06.].