John S. Milne

 

John S. Milne, 90 Years Old, Died Monday. Had Been Resident of This Territory Since Spring of 1878. John S. Milne, 90, resident of this territory since 1878 and a resident of Grand Forks city for about 35 years, died late Monday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Garvin, 875 Belmont avenue. He was 90 years old on January 12. Mr. Milne was born in Canada and came to this territory directly from Canada in the spring of 1878, settling on a farm near Kelly where he lived until he moved into Grand Forks. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Mrs. C. E. Garvin, Mrs. W. S. Begg, Mrs. J. E. MacLean, Mrs. Harry Tuttle, and Mrs. Maude Adams, all of Grand Forks, and Mrs. A. R. Griffith of Montreal, Canada; his son, S. Milne of Chico, California, a number of grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Garvin home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, and at 2:30 o’clock at the First Baptist church. Mr. Milne has been a member of the First Baptist church ever since it was organized. (Grand Forks Herald, Tuesday, February 8, 1927, Volume XLVI, Number 85, Page 1)

Mrs. Milne Died Monday. Funeral Wednesday For Pioneer Resident of Grand Forks. Mrs. J. S. Milne, 86, for 50 years a resident of Grand Forks, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Garvin, 615 Belmont Road, at 6:30 o’clock Monday morning (May 6, 1929). Mrs. Milne had been in poor health for several years but was taken seriously ill only about one week ago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Garvin home with Rev. H. M. Wyrick officiating. Born in Scotland, Mrs. Milne came to Ontario, Canada, as a girl. After her marriage there, she moved to Grand Forks in 1879 and has resided here since that time. Her husband died about two years ago. Six daughters, Mrs. W. S. Begg, Mrs. Harry Tuttle, Mrs. C. E. Garvin, Mrs. J. E. MacLean, and Mrs. Maude Adams, all of Grand Forks, and Mrs. A. R. Griffith of Montreal, Quebec, and one son, Fairly Milne, of Chico, Calif., a former employee of the Grand Forks Herald, survive Mrs. Milne. (Grand Forks Herald, Tuesday, May 7, 1929, Volume XLVIII, Number 158, Page 2)


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