Russell Franklin Milliken Sr.1

M, b. 3 March 1892, d. 27 March 1941
Russell Franklin Milliken, Sr. (Provided by Vera Lee Milliken Hunter.)
     Russell Franklin Milliken Sr. was born on 3 March 1892 at Dew, Freestone County, Texas.1,2 He was the son of Robert Harris Milliken and Francis Isabelle Ham. He appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Freestone County, Texas; with his family.3 He married Laura Edna Richardson, daughter of Newell Luther Richardson Sr. and Ann Lee Wells, circa 1919.4,5 He and Walter Clarence Milliken were mentioned in the September 17, 1927 edition of the Fairfield Recorder, as having picked 1204 pounds of cotton between them (623 and 581 respectively) back on 6 Oct 1914. The article goes on to say that prior to that date they had picked 13 bales in 25 days. That's a lot of cotton to pick by hand!6 He and Laura Edna Richardson lived in 1935 at Westbrook, Mitchell County, Texas.7 He lived on 16 April 1940 at Mitchell County, Texas.7 He died on 27 March 1941 at age 49.1

Children of Russell Franklin Milliken Sr. and Laura Edna Richardson


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Russell Reams Milliken1

M, b. February 1893, d. 8 November 1914
     Russell Reams Milliken was born in February 1893 at Tennessee headstone lists 12 Mar 1893 as DOB.1,2 He was the son of John Beard Milliken and Annie E. Grizzard.1 He died on 8 November 1914 at USA at age 21. He was buried after 8 November 1914 at Stewart County, Tennessee.


  1. [S35] Tennessee GenWeb, online, 1910 Census of Stewart County (
  2. [S35] Tennessee GenWeb, online, 1900 Census of Stewart County (

Russell Reed Milliken1,2

M, b. 27 September 1922, d. 27 May 2012
     Russell Reed Milliken was born on 27 September 1922 at Stewart County, Tennessee.1,2 He was the son of Garland Elias Milliken and Goldie F. Keatts.1 He married Nina Gladys Gafford, daughter of Oscar Gafford and Lola Mae Wyatt, on 4 March 1944 at Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.2,3 He died on 27 May 2012 at Dover, Stewart County, Tennessee, at age 89.2 Russell Milliken (1922 - 2012)

Russell Milliken

Russell Reed Milliken, age 89 of Dover, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Manor House of Dover. The funeral will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Anglin Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Edwards, Verlon Pritchett, and Carl Newberry officiating. Burial will be in Stewart County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday.

He was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Stewart County, son of the late Garland and Goldie Keatts Milliken. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geneva Crain.

Mr. Milliken was a World War II Navy Veteran and a retired groundskeeper at Paris Landing State Park. He was a member of Rose Valley United Methodist Church, where he was a long time adult Sunday School Teacher.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Nina Gafford Milliken; four children, Ross Milliken (Faye), Donna Butts (Mack), Terry Milliken (Donna), all of Dover, and Jimmy Milliken, of Tennessee Ridge; eight grandchildren, Angie Lancaster, Michelle Odom, Lucynda Cook, Marcine Corlew, Tara Wiese, Russ, Gina, and Reed Milliken; five great grandchildren, Sara and Dylan Lancaster, Mackenzie and Darryll Cook, and Rachel Wiese, and one sister, Anna Rae Keatts.

Family will serve as Pallbearers. In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made to the Rose Valley Cemetery Fund.

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on May 29, 2012.2 He was buried on 29 May 2012 at Dover, Stewart County, Tennessee.2,4


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Ruth Milliken1

F, b. 29 August 1890
     Ruth Milliken was born on 29 August 1890 at Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of George Wesley Milliken and Luella Macpherson Perkins.1 She appeared on the census of 20 June 1900 in the household of George Wesley Milliken and Luella Macpherson Perkins at Stallard Springs, Warren County, Kentucky.2 She appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 in the household of Luella Macpherson Perkins at Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.3


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Ruth E. Milliken1

     Ruth E. Milliken is the daughter of Wesley Vernon Milliken and Amy Beth Hale.1


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Ruth Etta Milliken

F, b. 31 March 1897, d. 9 June 1931
     Ruth Etta Milliken was born on 31 March 1897.1 She was the daughter of George Benjamin Milliken and Sarah Lucretia Haddox. She married Eskel Oliver Lewis circa 1919. She died on 9 June 1931 at Houston County, Texas, at age 34.1

Children of Ruth Etta Milliken and Eskel Oliver Lewis


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S.W. Milliken1

M, b. circa 1854
     S.W. Milliken was born circa 1854.1 He was the son of John C. Milliken and Nancy Malinda Ellis.1


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Sam H. Milliken

     Sam H. Milliken is the son of Elias K. Milliken.

Samuel Milliken1

M, b. circa 1840
     Samuel Milliken was born circa 1840 at Indiana.1 He was the son of John Milliken and Harriet Louisa Hord.1 He was clerk on a steamboat in 1860.


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Dr. Samuel Edwin Milliken MD1

M, b. 2 December 1866, d. 18 September 1949
Dr. Samuel E. Milliken
     Dr. Samuel Edwin Milliken MD was born on 2 December 1866 at Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas.1,2 He was the son of Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken and Annie Henrietta Campbell.1 He graduated in 1887 at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.3 He was the author of an article that was eventually published and listed on the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health website. in 1892.4 He lived in 1892 at New York, New York County, New York.5 He married Sallie Haynes Gibbs, daughter of Hon. Barnett Gibbs and Sallie Haynes, on 3 October 1894 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; MISS GIBBS' WEDDING

It Will be Solemnized at the Family
Home This Afternoon.

The marriage of Miss Sallie Haynes Gibbs, daughter of ex-Governor and Mrs. Barnett Gibbs, to Dr. Samuel E. Milliken, of New York city, will take place this afternoon at 5 o'clock, at the family home on Live Oak street.
Mr. and Mrs. Milliken will leave this evening for their home in New York city, via Galveston.
The wedding will be a quiet family affair.6,2 He was the first chief of surgery at the University of Dallas Medical Department in 1900.7 He lived in 1911 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.8 He married Kate Oliver between 1920 and 1930 at Texas.9 He and Sallie Haynes Gibbs were divorced before 1924 at Texas.10 He was written about in The Encyclopedia of Texas about 1925:

"S.E. Milliken, M.D., Marvin Building, came to Dallas from New York City in 1897 following a period of ten years' training in the best hospitals of the East and began the general practice of medicine and surgery, specializing in the latter branch. He is now attending physian at St. Paul's Sanitarium an lecturer on orthopedic surgery in St. Paul's Training School for Nurses. Before coming to Dallas Dr. Milliken did a great deal of writin on surgery and allied topics.
A native Texas, Dr. Milliken was born at Mansfield in Tarrant County, December 2, 1886. His parents were Captain Samuel and Annie Henriertta (Campbell) Milliken who came to Texas just before the outbreak of the Civil War. Captain Milliken was a steamboat captain and built and operated boats on the Mississippi from Paducah, Kentucky, to New Orleans. After removing to Texas he devoted his time to ranching and built the first frame house where Ballingernoe stands.
Dr. Milliken was educated at Ad Ran College, now Texas Christian University, which was them located in Thorpe Springs. He studied medicine and graduated from the medical department of the University of Louisville in 1887. He served as interne in Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospitals at Louisville in 1887 and 1888 and then became house surgeon in the Hospital for Ruptured and Cripplesd in New York City, being made assistant surgeon for the same hospital in 1889 and remaining there until 1892 when he was made lecturer on surgery for the New York Polyclinic Schoo; and Hospital for post-graduates. From 1894 to 1897 he was attending surgeon to Randel Island Hospitals and in 1897 came to Dallas. For a while Dr. Milliken was professor of surgery at Baylor Medical School and he also operated a private sanitarium in Dallas for 20 years. He was a member of the Board of Health in Dallas for two years.
Dr. Milliken was married October 3, 1894, in Dallas to Miss Sallie Gibbs of Dallas, daughter of former Lieutenant Governor Gibbs, now deceased. Then have three children, Samuel Gibbs, a nedical student at the University of Texas, Miss Catherine and Miss Dorothy Milliken.
Dr. Gibbs is a Fellow of the American Medical Association, State and County Medical Societies, the Dallas Country Club and Chamber of Commerce. He is a firm believer in the future of Dallas and says that now it is the best city of its size in the United States.2

He died on 18 September 1949 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, at age 82; (History of the Dept. of Surgery at Baylor Medical Center, Ronald Coy Jones, MD.)11

Obituary for Dr. Samuel E. Milliken

"Retired Dallas Physician Dies; Burial Monday - Private funeral services for Dr. Samuel E. Milliken, 8715 Canyon Drive, a Dallas physician for fifty years, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Marrs-Mundy-Quill Funeral Home, 3000 Maple. The Rev. Ben Gillespie will officiate and burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Dr. Milliken died Sunday at his home. He was born in Mansfield, Tarrant County, and attended school in Louisville, Ky. He began his practice in New York City and moved to Dallas in 1899. Dr. Milliken retired from practice eight years ago. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Dallas County Medical Society, Gibraltor Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar, Hella Temple and past president of the High Noon Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Busch; a sister, Mrs. Marie Griffin, Chickasha, Okla; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be James Crowder, Joe Leopold, Pat Milliken, William Milliken Griffin, Dr. T. C. Gilbert and Robert West."

- Published in the "Dallas Morning News."12

Children of Dr. Samuel Edwin Milliken MD and Sallie Haynes Gibbs


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