William Lee Milligan

2 November 1896–July 1974 (Age 77)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Lee

When William Lee Milligan was born on 2 November 1896, in Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, William Henry Milligan, was 25 and his mother, Lorena Albright, was 20. He married Verna Louise Smith on 20 July 1926, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Lost River Township, Martin, Indiana, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in July 1974, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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William Lee Milligan
Verna Louise Smith
Marriage: 20 July 1926
Virginia R Milligan
Uda Mae Milligan

Spouse and Children

20 July 1926
Lawrence, Indiana, United States


    Virginia R Milligan


    Uda Mae Milligan


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Milligan





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolagáin ‘descendant of Maolagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of maol ‘bald’, ‘tonsured’. 2. in some instances, a variant of Mollohan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Milligan in household of Henry Milligan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William L Milligan in household of William H Milligan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Lee Milligan, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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