Orilla Heald

19 December 1812–19 December 1899 (Age 87)
Detroit, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Orilla

When Orilla Heald was born on 19 December 1812, in Detroit, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Nathan Heald, was 29 and her mother, Ann Martin, was 22. She married Robert B. Mills in 1833, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 December 1899, in Palmyra, Somerset, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Palmyra, Somerset, Massachusetts, United States.

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Robert B. Mills
Orilla Heald
Marriage: 1833
Mahala Mills
Vesta Ann Mills
Emery Temple Mills
Angeline F Mills
Gilbert Ellis Mills
John F. Mills
Warren B. Mills
George Washington Mills
Robert W. Mills

Spouse and Children

Maine, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Orrilla Howard Heald


    Lucene Martin Heald



    Cyrene Martin Heald


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 8

Historical Boundaries: 1812: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside, from Old English helde, hælde, hielde ‘slope’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orrilla Mills in household of Robert B Mills, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arvilla Mills in household of Robert B Mills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orrila Mills in household of Warren B Mills, "United States Census, 1880"

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