Ralph DeWayne Mills

21 April 1915–27 October 1994 (Age 79)
Orion Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ralph DeWayne

When Ralph DeWayne Mills was born on 21 April 1915, in Orion Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Christian A Mills, was 38 and his mother, Deborah Mae Griggs, was 35. He had at least 1 son with Edith Emma Weers. He lived in Breeds, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 October 1994, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brunswick Cemetery, Trivoli Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Ralph DeWayne Mills
Edith Emma Weers
Robert Eugene Mills

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    Robert Eugene Mills


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    Cecile Fay Mills


    Edyth Leota Mills



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 10

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • Ralph D Mills in household of Chris A Mills, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Mills, "United States Census, 1940"

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