Anna Amelia Mills

5 March 1869–2 July 1954 (Age 85)
Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life of Anna Amelia

When Anna Amelia Mills was born on 5 March 1869, in Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Gilbert Mills, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Sessions Webster, was 23. She married Benson Rowe Sumner on 3 August 1898. She lived in Detroit Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 2 July 1954, in Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Richmond Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benson Rowe Sumner
Anna Amelia Mills
Marriage: 3 August 1898

Spouse and Children

3 August 1898
Armada Twp, Macomb, MI

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Gilbert Mills


    Hannah Sessions Webster




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annie Sumner in household of Hannah S Mills, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Annie A Mills in entry for Benson R. Sumner, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Annie Sumner in household of Benson R Sumner, "United States Census, 1930"

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