Francis M Milliken

4 February 1832–30 July 1922 (Age 90)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Francis M

When Francis M Milliken was born on 4 February 1832, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Elias Milliken, was 32 and his mother, Amy Shearer Heustis, was 28. He married Mariah Myers on 22 November 1853, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Linn Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 30 July 1922, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis M Milliken
Mariah Myers
Marriage: 22 November 1853
Lavina A Milliken
Charles Schuyler Milliken

Spouse and Children

22 November 1853
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States


    Lavina A Milliken


    Charles Schuyler Milliken


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    Rebecca Milliken


    Elizabeth Milliken


    Orenza Burzley Milliken



    Sarah L Milliken


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 24

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Milligan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis M Miliken, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Francis M Milliken, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Francis Milliken, "United States Census, 1880"

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