Samuel Oscar Mills

28 August 1887–12 May 1953 (Age 65)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel Oscar

When Samuel Oscar Mills was born on 28 August 1887, in Indiana, United States, his father, Alonzo Frederick Mills, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Wininger, was 27. He lived in Deer Creek Township, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Huron Township, Pennington, South Dakota, United States for about 30 years. He died on 12 May 1953, in Lafayette, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 65.

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Alonzo Frederick Mills
Margaret Elizabeth Wininger
Dottie May Mills
Omer William Mills
Samuel Oscar Mills
George Wininger Mills
Clarence Alonzo Mills
Irene Fern Mills

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar L Mills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar Mills, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar Mills in household of Alonzo F Mills, "United States Census, 1910"

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