Ezra Milks

5 May 1854–27 April 1924 (Age 69)
Quebec, Canada

The Life of Ezra

When Ezra Milks was born on 5 May 1854, in Quebec, Canada, his father, Richard Milks, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Malinda Corbett, was 29. He married Minerva A Swainston on 26 March 1879, in Fife Lake, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 April 1924, in Traverse Twp, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Milks
Minerva A Swainston
Marriage: 26 March 1879
Daisy Ellen Milks
Oscar Wyan Milks
Ada Milks
Lottie Zella Milks
Wesley Jonathan Milks

Spouse and Children

26 March 1879
Fife Lake, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States


    Daisy Ellen Milks



    Ada Milks


    Lottie Zella Milks



Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 15

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant of Milk . Middle English milk ‘milk’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of milk. Alternatively, it may be a translation (again, with an excrescent -s) of German Milch , or a variant of Slavic Milich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ezra Milks in household of Wesley Milks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ezra Milke, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ezra Milks, "United States Census, 1880"

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