Elreen Mills

15 June 1862–17 November 1949 (Age 87)
Warren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elreen

When Elreen Mills was born on 15 June 1862, in Warren, Iowa, United States, her father, Paris Mills, was 29 and her mother, Lydia Hinshaw, was 24. She married Charles Loveless Conaway in 1879. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Cottonwood Falls, Chase, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Falls Township, Chase, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 17 November 1949, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Charles Loveless Conaway
Elreen Mills
Marriage: 1879
Francis E. Conaway
Estella Conaway
Myrtle Anna Conaway
Elizabeth or Beth Conaway

Spouse and Children

    Charles Loveless Conaway





Parents and Siblings

    Paris Mills


    Lydia Hinshaw




    Evelyne Mills



World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

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.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1.2 English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles .3 Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elrean Canaway in household of Charles S Canaway, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elreen Conaway in household of Charley Conaway, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elreen Conway, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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