Samuel Gibbs Milliken Jr.

M, b. 15 December 1935, d. 20 November 2007
     Samuel Gibbs Milliken Jr. was born on 15 December 1935 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.1 He was the son of Dr. Samuel Gibbs Milliken Sr., M.D. and Harriet E. Bain. He married Edna Marie Splittgerber circa 1962.1 He died on 20 November 2007 at Austin, Travis County, Texas, at age 71.1 Gibbs Milliken (1935 - 2007)
Professor Samuel Gibbs Milliken, Jr. of West Lake Hills, a naturalist and expeditionary artist, lived a life of adventure. He was born in Houston on December 15, 1935, and passed away in Austin on November 20, 2007. He is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Marie Splittgerber Milliken; daughter, Tamara Milliken Galbi and husband Dwight, daughter, Adana Milliken Gipson and husband Mike; grandsons, David and Paul Gipson; sister, Alice Milliken Combs; numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. His parents, Dr. Samuel Gibbs and Harriet Bain Milliken, and sister Harriet Milliken Gould, preceded him in death. Primarily raised in Kerrville, Texas, Gibbs graduated from Schreiner Institute, attended the University of Colorado, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. He began his career with Texas Parks and Wildlife as a field photographer and served as curator of natural science and exhibitions at the Witte Museum in San Antonio. He then completed his Master of Fine Arts in 1965 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Upon receiving his master's degree, he accepted a teaching position with the University of Texas at Austin. Always a dreamer and an idea man, Gibbs made a profound impact on those he mentored during his 41 years as a Professor of Art and Latin American Studies. An excellent teacher and communicator, he touched the lives of countless minds as he conveyed a rare aesthetic view of the world. His legacy also lives on in his artistic works, which include paintings, drawings, and photographs. Public and private collections house his works, some of which include the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and the Butler Institute of American Art. His career had many facets, including work as an artist with the NASA Apollo Space Program moon surface materials and the NASA Tektite II Underseas Project. He had a great passion for Latin America and led numerous expeditions into the Amazonian rainforest. As a lover of indigenous cultures and director of the Organization for Tropical Research, Gibbs documented and collected ethnographic artifacts, some of which he donated to the Houston Museum of Natural History. Although he traveled widely, Gibbs most enjoyed Texas' natural resources and found pleasure in fly-fishing its many waterways and gulf coast. A gear and gadgets lover, he was a writer and photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine for many years and worked on these articles even in the last few weeks of his life. The family would like to thank: Drs. Kent Beasley, Shad Dabaghi, Ksenija Corak, and John Whitaker; their staffs, and Seton and Cornerstone Hospitals. These people, along with many close friends, enabled Gibbs to continue with his dreams while fighting his illnesses. Please join the family for a celebration of Gibbs' life on Thursday, November 29, 2007, 3:00 p.m., at the Riverbend Church Smith Chapel, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy North (Loop 360) Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gibbs Milliken Scholarship Fund, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas, 1 University Station D-1300 Austin, Texas 78712-0337.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on November 26, 2007.1


  1. [S100], online, Gibbs Milliken, obituary, Austin American-Statesman, November 26, 2007, accessed 18 Aug 2012 (

Dr. Samuel Gibbs Milliken Sr., M.D.

M, b. 21 October 1895, d. 23 March 1945
     Dr. Samuel Gibbs Milliken Sr., M.D. also went by the name of Gibbs.1 He was born on 21 October 1895 at New York, New York County, New York.2 He was the son of Dr. Samuel Edwin Milliken MD and Sallie Haynes Gibbs.3 The following article was printed in the Dallas Southern Mercury newpaper on 2 Feb 1899:

Hon. Barnett Gibbs has a bright grandson, Gibbs Milliken, the three year old son of Dr. and Mrs. S.E. Milliken. Gibbs is a thoroughbred, one of the most thoroughly up-to-date youngsters in the Lone Star State. Last Sunday morning the mother of young America dressed Gibbs in his Sunday clothes and gave him a few instructions as to how he should deport himself at Sunday school, it being his first venture. He was told it was his duty to answer all questions promptly and correctly, and was given an insight into the Garden of Eden, the story of creation, the names of the first man and woman, etc. Just before his departure for church the following dialogue ensued:
Mother - "Gibbs, who was the first man?"
Gibbs - "Adam."
Mother - "Who was the first woman, my son?"
Gibbs scratched his head, hesitated a moment then replied, "Mrs. Adam!"
The rehearsal terminated abruptly and the three-year-old was the master of the situation. - Beau Monde.1
He graduated in 1914 at Austin, Travis County, Texas; College of Arts.4 In the 1917 edition of the General Register of the University of Texas, Samuel was listed as being a student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.4 He began military service in 1917 at Leon Springs, Bexar County, Texas, at the First Officers Training Camp.2 He ended military service in 1919.2 He married Harriet E. Bain, daughter of Robert M. Bain, after 1919 at USA. He was found on a passenger list on 13 July 1919 at New York, New York.5 He died on 23 March 1945 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 49.6

Children of Dr. Samuel Gibbs Milliken Sr., M.D. and Harriet E. Bain


  1. [S62] Portal To Texas Hstory, online, Park, Milton, editor. Southern Mercury. (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 2, 1899, Pg.7, Newspaper, February 2, 1899; digital images, ( : accessed August 30, 2012), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting UNT Libraries, Denton, Texas.
  2. [S128] Unknown compiler, History of Texas World War Heros, Pg. 167.
  3. [S62] Portal To Texas Hstory, online, S.E. Milliken; Citing: The Encyclopedia of Texas; Compiled and Edited: Ellis A. Davis and Edwin H. Grobe, Publisher: The Texas Developement Bureau, Dallas, Texas; Page 547; Accessed: 30 Mar 2022.
  4. [S202] W.J. Maxwell, UT General Register, Samuel Gibbs Milliken, Pg. 230, 1917 edition.
  5. [S137] Elis Island, online, List of US Citizens, S.S. Celtic from Liverpool 3 Jul 1919 arriving New York 13 Jul 1919, page 1, line 12.
  6. [S126] "Unknown short article title", 28 July 1945, Pg. 969, Death Listings.
  7. [S100], online, Gibbs Milliken, obituary, Austin American-Statesman, November 26, 2007, accessed 18 Aug 2012 (
  8. [S32] USGenWeb Archives, online, Harris County, TX - Births 1926 (…).

Samuel Henry Milliken1,2

M, b. February 1897, d. 10 January 1950
     Samuel Henry Milliken was born in February 1897 at Tennessee headstone lists 13 Jan 1896 as DOB.1,2 He was the son of John Beard Milliken and Annie E. Grizzard.1 He died on 10 January 1950 at USA at age 52. He was buried after 10 January 1950 at Stewart County, Tennessee.


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

Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken1,2

M, b. 30 June 1817, d. 27 January 1898
     Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken was born on 30 June 1817 at Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.1,2 He was the son of William Milliken and Nancy Ramsey.1,2 He married Mary Horn circa 1840.3 He married Mary Ann Haun circa 1850 at USA. He was was involved in a "street fight, with pistols" with Col. Richard A. Bacon in which Col. Bacon was shot and expected to recover on 29 December 1856 at Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.4 He married Annie Henrietta Campbell circa 1860.5 Circa 1871, Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken moved his family from Johnson County to Thorp Springs just north of Granbury in Hood county. He purchased a portion of the homestead of Pleasant Thorp and "built a cottin gin, and established a resort hotel, which advertised the medical benefits of the nearby waters."6

After his arrival Capt. Milliken and Pleasant Thorp established the first college in the area, Thorp College.7 He died on 27 January 1898 at USA at age 80.1

Child of Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken and Mary Ann Haun

Child of Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken

Children of Capt. Samuel Ramsey Milliken and Annie Henrietta Campbell


  1. [S5] Mary Ellen Dorsey, "Descendants of Charles Milliken", Person ID #96.
  2. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg.489 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  3. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg.488 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  4. [S234] Chronicling America, online, Memphis Daily Appeal. (Memphis, Tenn.), 11 Jan. 1857. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress, accessed 29 Apr 2013. <…
  5. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg.490 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  6. [S204] TSHA Handbook of Texas Online, online, David Minor, "THORP SPRING, TX", Accessed: April 20, 2020 (
  7. [S204] TSHA Handbook of Texas Online, online, Rhonda L. Callaway, "THORP SPRING CHRISTIAN COLLEGE", accessed April 20, 2020 (
  8. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg.489-490 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  9. [S5] Mary Ellen Dorsey, "Descendants of Charles Milliken", Person ID #288.

Dr. Samuel Ramsey Milliken M.D.1,2

M, b. 28 November 1879, d. 3 December 1922
Dr. Samuel Ramsey Milliken, M.D. (Provided by Smsdv at
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     Dr. Samuel Ramsey Milliken M.D. was born on 28 November 1879.3,2 He was the son of William Dickerson Milliken Sr. and Margaret Crockett Young.1 He was educated in 1902 at New York, New York County, New York.4 He lived in 1911 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.5 He married Elsa Caroline Schoellkopf, daughter of Gottlieb Henry Schoellkopf and Hedwig Boll, before 1917.6 He began military service circa 1917 in the medical corps of the United States Army.4 He and Elsa Caroline Schoellkopf lived in 1917 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.6 He ended military service circa 1918.4 He was reccomended for a commission of Captain to the M.R.C by the Texas State Medical Association. in 1918.7 He died on 3 December 1922 at Washington, District of Columbia, at age 43.3,4 He was buried after 3 December 1922 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.8

Child of Dr. Samuel Ramsey Milliken M.D. and Elsa Caroline Schoellkopf


  1. [S5] Mary Ellen Dorsey, "Descendants of Charles Milliken."
  2. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg.502 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  3. [S5] Mary Ellen Dorsey, "Descendants of Charles Milliken", Person ID #477.
  4. [S126] "Unknown short article title", 30 Dec 1922, Pg. 2246, Death Listings.
  5. [S78], online, City Directories for Dallas, Texas, John F Worley Directory Co, Pg 676.
  6. [S28] Family Search, online, Margaret Milliken Birth Certificate (daughter), accessed 4 Oct 2011.
  7. [S127] "Unknown short article title", Texas Medical Association, Volume XIV, May 1918-April 1919, Pg. 233.
  8. [S79] Find A Grave, online, Memorial page for Dr Samuel Ramsey Milliken (28 Nov 1869–3 Dec 1922); Memorial ID: 107941964; Citing Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA; Maintained by RMLeahy (contributor 46809355); Accessed: 1 Apr 2022 (…).

Sandol Humphreys Milliken1

F, b. 27 October 1877, d. 7 April 1918
Sandol Milliken (Provided by
     Sandol Humphreys Milliken was an actress in new York until her marriage. The following was written about her in "Who's who on the stage, 1908":

Milliken, Miss Sandol (Mrs. Carlos French Stoddard):
Actress, was born in Nashville, Tenn., and was educated in Washington, D. C., and in Paris, France. Her first stage apearance was with Augustin Daly's company, where she was seen only in small parts. She then became a leading ingenuewith Henry Donnelly's Stock Company at the Murry Hill Theatre, New York. She then joined W. H. Crane's company, playing Katrina in "Peter Stuyvesant," and Reckless Griggs in "A Rich Man's Son." In 1900 Miss Milliken played in "The Sprightly Romance of Marsac" with Macklyn Arbuckle, and the following season was with Jefferson De Angelis in a "Royal Rogue." Then followed successive seasons with "The Liberty Belles " and "The Defender." Later she went under Charles Frohman's management, playing in "The Bird in a Cage," and "The Unforeseen" at the Empire Theatre, New York. The fall of 1903 she supported Miss Maude Adams in "The Pretty Sister of Jose," and also supported Robert Edeson, as Mary Cahill in "Ranson's Folly." Miss Milliken was married to Carlos French Stoddard, of New Haven, Conn., March 3, 1904, since which she retired from the stage.2
She was born on 27 October 1877 at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of Hon. William Alfred Milliken and Mary Humphrey.1 She married Carlos French Stoddard, son of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard and Mary de Forest Burlock, on 3 March 1904 at New York, New York County, New York.3 She died on 7 April 1918 at Connecticut at age 40.4,5

Children of Sandol Humphreys Milliken and Carlos French Stoddard


  1. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Pg. 510; Supplement - Children of William Alfred Milliken.
  2. [S277], online, Milliken, Miss Sandol, "Who's who on the stage, 1908 : the dramatic reference book and biographical dictionary of the theatre : containing careers of actors, actresses, managers and playwrights of the American stage", Authors: Walter Browne and E. De Roy Koch, Publisher: B.W. Dodge, New York, 1908, Page: 314, Accessed: 14 Mar 2014 (…).
  3. [S96] NY Times, "Sandol Milliken Married"; 4 Mar 1904.
  4. [S101] Sandol Stoddard, "Email from Sandol Stoddard," to Keith Hunter, dated 20 Aug 2010.
  5. [S18], online, Sandol Milliken Stoddard, Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934, accessed 13 Nov 2011.

Sarah Elizabeth Milliken1

F, b. 7 October 1859
     Sarah Elizabeth Milliken was born on 7 October 1859 at Henry County, Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of William M. Milliken and Gilley A. Hartsfield.1 She married Elias P. Cook after 1875 at USA.1


  1. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, William M. Milliken, Sarah Elizabeth Milliken "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina", Pg. 495-496.

Sharon Renee Milliken1

F, b. 8 July 1961, d. 29 June 1962
     Sharon Renee Milliken was born on 8 July 1961 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Deral Allen Milliken Sr. and Nelda Ruth Barron.1 She died on 29 June 1962 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.1 She was buried on 30 June 1962 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.1


  1. [S78], online, Texas death certificate, Sharon Renee Milliken.

Spencer Milliken

M, b. between 1798 and 1801, d. before 1812
     Spencer Milliken was references; From the records of Mary Ellen Dorsey 6/12/2007. He was born between 1798 and 1801. He was the son of George H. Milliken Sr. and Agness West. He died before 1812.

Spencer Milliken1

M, b. after 1794, d. after 1835
     Spencer Milliken was born after 1794 at Orange County, North Carolina.1 He was the son of Quinton Milliken.1 He married Elizabeth Ramsey, daughter of William Ramsey and Catherine Unknown, after 1810.2 He died after 1835 at Paducah, McCrackern County, Kentucky.1

Children of Spencer Milliken and Elizabeth Ramsey


  1. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Addenda to Pg.477 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."
  2. [S86] Rev. Gideon Tibbitts Ridlon Sr., History of the Families Millingas, Addenda to Pg.487 "Millikens of Orange Co., No. Carolina."