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Biographical Appendix



Felix R. Mills, son of Jonathan and S. (Glore) Mills, was born in Mississippi County, Mo., October 28, 1849.  The father was born in Indiana, and when in his thirteenth year came to Mississippi County, Mo., where he passed his entire life engaged in agricultural pursuits.  His wife was also born in Mississippi County, was reared there and lived there all her life until ten years of age.   When she, in company with her son and daughter, came to Iron County, where they have since lived.   She now has a little home near that of her son, and passes her time all alone, excepting when her two grandsons, Jimmie and George Favors, come to spend a short time with her, and when she visits her sonís family.  Grandfather Mills was born in South Carolina, and came to Indiana from that State at an early day, and there lived until 1823, when he removed to Mississippi County, Mo.  Grandmother Mills was born in North Carolina.  The father of our subject died in Mississippi County, December 17, 1864.  He was the father of ten children, two now living; Felix R. and Mrs. Lucy Middleton.  Those deceased are Mary, Eudora, Hardin and DeWitt: the others died in infancy.  Mr. Felix Mills was married March 3, 1885, to Lucy Rice, daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Parker) Rice, both born and reared in Iron County.  The result of this union was the birth of one child named Moman.  Since coming to this county Mr. Mills has continued to follow his old occupation, that of farming, and now owns a nice farm of eighty acres near Kaolin.  There are indications of lead on his farm, but these have never been developed.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a good citizen.