Name:    George Malachi Mills

From:  The Gallatin Democrat, Shawneetown, Illinois
Date:  Thursday, March 8, 1923

GEORGE MILLS, Prominent Citizen of Ridgway, Passes Away - Interment at Old Cottonwood Wednesday   

George Mills died Sunday night at the Webber Sanitarium in Olney, where he had gone several weeks before to undergo an operation for ulcerated stomach.

A visible ulcer was removed from the outside of his stomach and for almost a week he improved rapidly, until the stitches in the wound were torn out when the patient was seized with a violent attack of hiccough.  This necessitated putting him upon the operating table again and from that time he grew steadily worse until the end came.

 George Mills, son of R.J. Mills, was born two miles north of Mt. Vernon, Ind., 67 years ago the 26th of this month.  He was the oldest of eleven children, eight girls and three boys, alll of whom lived to be grown and married, and is the second one to die, a sister having died some years ago.

The most of his brothers and sisters yet live in, or near, Mt. Vernon.  One sister, Mrs. Charles Allyn, lives at New Haven.  He married Annie C.

Kuykendall more than 45 years ago, and soon came to Gallatin County and for more than 35 years has been one the county's best citizens in every way.  In his quiet, unassuming, and yet firm manner, he was always found in the front ranks of those who stood for the right.

 He will be missed by all who knew him and especially by the companion of so many years, and by his four sons, Herman, Herbert, Herschel and Thomas, all in business in Omaha, and by his four daughters, Mrs. Ben Baker of Paragould, Ark., Mrs. Clint Bruce of Ridgway, Mrs. Ollie Downen of Inman, and Mrs. Nora Reeder of Eldorado, and the sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Arnold, the pastor, were held at Old Cottonwood Wednesday, March 7, at 11 0'clock and his body laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.  Verily, a great and good man is gone from among us.

Truly he rests from his labors and his works do follow him.