James Sherman Milroy

12 December 1864–2 February 1949 (Age 84)
South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Sherman

When James Sherman Milroy was born on 12 December 1864, in South Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States, his father, William Milroy, was 38 and his mother, Johanna Ross, was 30. He married Nellie Angus Bailey in 1896. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gove Township, Gove, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Payne Township, Gove, Kansas, United States for about 11 years. He died on 2 February 1949, at the age of 84, and was buried in Quinter, Gove, Kansas, United States.

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James Sherman Milroy
Nellie Angus Bailey
Marriage: 1896
Raymond Hobson Milroy
Mildred Evadne Milroy
Jennie Joan Milroy
Walter Scott Milroy
Luella Mae Milroy

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of McIlroy ( see Gilroy ).2 Irish: variant of Mulroy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J S Milroy, "Kansas State Census, 1905"
  • James S Milroy, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • James S Milroy, "Kansas State Census, 1915"

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