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Family of Seth Mills

The following was taken from

"From Sagebrush to Green Fields"
A History of Greenleaf, Idaho

by Dilla Tucker Winslow
Published 1984 by Artcraft Press, Nampa, Idaho

pg. 132
Transcribed by Dennis McIndoo


     In the middle of May, 1907, the Seth Mills family came from Newberg (Oregon) to Greenleaf and helped increase the population with their five daughters-Ola, Lucy, Myrtle, Edna, and Anna.  The parents, Seth and Rhoda, filed on the acreage across the road from the Cooks where they built a two-story house that was known as the Big House.  Rhoda was soon named treasurer of the monthly meeting; Seth served on various committees.

     They evidently returned to Oregon during the early part of the year 1909 after selling their home to Frank Herlocker. Later they returned and built the house just north of the railroad on the early Wilder Highway.  Rhoda and Ola passed away and are buried in the Greenleaf Cemetery.  Later Seth married Edna Commons and moved back to Oregon.  Lucy married Lloyd Armstrong who was a farmer, and for many years they lived one and one-half miles southwest of Greenleaf. Myrtle married Elmer Franzen, a banker, and moved to Chicago.  Edna was married to Arthur Fisher, but the flu epidemic claimed her as one of its victims.  Anna went to Billings, Montana, where she met her husband, Ray Moore, a jeweler.