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Information for Harold Milton Mills
15 February, 1894 24 October, 1986
The Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1984

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Harold Mills

    Services for Harold M. Mills, 92, of Wilder, who died Friday, Oct. 24, at a Nampa nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Wilder.
    The Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Ahedo, church pastor, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Mills, a retired farmer, was born Feb. 15, 1894, at Dundee, Ore.  He came to Idaho in 1916, and homesteaded with his parents, Aaron and Jessie Mills, in the Wilder area.
    He graduated from Oregon State College at Corvallis, Ore.
    He located on his own farm near Wilder in 1918, and had owned the farm until the time of his death.
    He served in the U.S. Army in World War I.
    In the 1920s, he and his father owned and operated one of the largest poultry farms in the state.
    He married Daphne McKeown June 12, 1923, at Fruitland. She died in 1966.
    He had served on the Wilder School Board for a number of years, and was a member of the Wilder United Methodist Church.
    He is survived by two sons, Robert H. Mills of Webster Grove, Mo., and Donald C. Mills of Wilder; two daughters, Beth Mills of Caldwell, and Helen Nelson of Boise; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a sister.
    Memorials may be made to the Wilder United Methodist Church, in care of Dakan Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83605.



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