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MILLIKIN, Charles Arthur

MILLIKIN, Charles Arthur

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  • Name MILLIKIN, Charles Arthur 
    Born 31 Aug 1858  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 12 May 1884  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 May 1884  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I3612  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2017 

    Father MILLIKIN, Arthur ,   b. 9 May 1817, Saco, Yorkshire, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1882, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Lucy ,   b. 18 Jul 1821, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1882, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1840  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They were married by Joseph Smith Junior~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 18 Apr 1928, ARIZO.
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TERRILL, Eliza R. ,   b. Jun 1859, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1884, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1882  Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
    +1. MILLIKIN, Ralph ,   b. 3 Nov 1879, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1964, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. MILLIKIN ,   b. 1 Jun 1883, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1883, Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1858 - Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Aug 1882 - Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1884 - Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 May 1884 - Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Occupation: Miner Charles is on the 1860 census of Chalmers township, McDonough county,Illinois 6 July, page 713 with his family Arthur and Lucy Smith Millikin. Charles age is 1. He is also on the 1870 census same county, Town of Tennessee as age 11. He is on the 1880 with his parents age 21 coal miner. Marriage certificate #1365 Charles A. Milliken of Colchester, McDonough county, Illinois age 22 and Miss Eliza Terrill of Colchester age 22 married 12 August 1882 by Thomas Richards Justice of the Peace. His occupation was a miner and his age next birthday is 23 Place of Birth was Colchester, McDonough county, Illinois His fathers name is Arthur Milliken and Mother's is Lucy Smith and it is his first marriage. The bride is Eliza Terrill place of birth was Colchester, and father's name was John Terrill Mother's being Elizabeth Pearson Charles and Eliza were married in Colchester on the 12 August 1882. Witnesses were R. W. Hendel and Clara Hendel Charles brother-in-law and sister. The Saints, Herald Volume 31, Page 384 1884 Died MILLIKIN - Charles Arthur Millikin was born in Colchester, Illinois, August 31st, 1858, and was in his 26th year when he died on the 12th of May, 1884, from a pistol shot fired by his own hand, the result of dejection caused by trouble and sorrow at the death of his wife. Buried from the Christian Church at Colchester, May 14th. Funeral services by Rev. A. Newland of the Methodist Church. He was a nephew of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, and a son of Lucy their youngest sister. It is my belief he was baptized into the RLDS church at age 15 with Don Carlos Smith Millikin on 21 June 1873 at Colchester by Joseph Smith III. The Macomb Journal: Thursday, May 15, 1884 Page 5, Column 5: Suicide at Colchester-------Monday evening of present week, Charles Millikin and his brother George were sitting on the porch of their home in Colchester. The hour was about nine o'clock. While thus sitting, Charles took a roll of money from his pocket and handed it to his brother. The odd proceeding led his brother to enquire what he meant; Charles replied: "Nothing, particular, I thought you might need it. "Immediately, and without speaking another word, he whipped out a revolver, placed it to the side of his head, fired the weapon, and immediately fell dead. This is all there is known indeed, all there is of the tragedy. Millikin had not before intimated to any one that he contemplated self-destruction, and he left no word of writing giving any cause why he committed the awful deed. An inquest was held on the body, conducted by Esquire Irving, but we understand no further light than the fact above stated, was thrown on the matter, as the probable motive. Charles Millikin was about 28 years of age. If not born in Colchester, came there at a very early age, as his parents are among the oldest settlers of the town. His mother was a sister of Joe Smith, the famous Mormon prophet. Deceased lost his wife a few weeks ago. Lately he has been drinking deeply, and may attribute the suicidal deed to a craze brought on by a long debauch. He was a miner, and an industrious man when not drinking. In the Saints' Herald of February 11, 1936 page 178 it was said that "having once committed a serious social wrong, was later overcome by remorse and melancholy, and some years ago went suddenly out of life by shooting himself."