MINNIE MAY (WASHBURN) McMILLEN

B. May 2, 1869 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL
D. December 14, 1945 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Charles Edward Washburn born February 25, 1840 in Sodus Center, Wayne County, NY son of Luman Washburn (1807-1871) and Temperance Washburn (1807-1888); Civil War Veteran, 3rd Iowa Infantry, Company F; married Susan Ann DeLap on January 10, 1863 in Lake County, IL; Charles died January 19, 1929 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Lake County, IL
  • Mother: Susan Ann DeLap born July 16, 1845 in Bath, Steuben County, NY daughter of George W. DeLap (1814-1885) and Lauanna (Ferres) DeLap (1813-1890); Susan died December 6, 1929 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Lake County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, December 8, 1929, page 16:

“WASHBURN – Susan De Lap Washburn, wife of the late Charles E., at Gray’s Lake, Dec. 7, age 84 years, leaves five sons and two daughters.  Funeral Gray’s Lake, Monday, Dec. 9.”

  • Husband: Allan Alfred McMillen born May 1868 in Illinois son of James H. McMillen (1839-1895) and Aurilla Elizabeth (Fuller) McMillen (1845-bef. 1903) (See section pertaining to James H. McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married Minnie May Washburn on December 13, 1890 in Lake County, IL; Allan died July 23, 1953 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Allan Alfred McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery).
  • Children:
    1. Lloyd Allen McMillen born December 16, 1891 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Lloyd died December 24, 1960 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Lloyd Allen McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • John Henry Washburn born December 21, 1864 in Grant Township, Lake County, IL; married Sara W. Wood (1870-1939) on February 18, 1889 in Cook County, IL; John died July 1, 1939 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; John and Sara are buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
    • Isabell (Washburn) Metcalf born August 7, 1871 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL; married Eugene Metcalf on October 2, 1891 in Lake County, IL son of William H. Metcalf (1821-?) and Elizabeth Clement (Sargent) Metcalf (1824-?); Isabell died December 1, 1936 in Warren, Lake County, IL; buried in Warren Cemetery, Gurnee, Lake County, IL
    • Orson Fenton Washburn born March 29, 1874 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL; married Bessie S. Boyd (1875-1947) in Middleville, Barry County, MI, daughter of Eldbridge L. Boyd (1848-1896) and Evaline J. “Evelyn (Russell) Boyd (1854-?); Orson died January 5, 1956 in Los Angeles County, CA; Orson and Bessie are buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, January 9, 1956, page 73:

“WASHBURN – Orson F. Washburn, at North Hollywood, Cal., Jan. 5, 1956, formerly of Chicago, husband of the late Bessie L. Washburn; father of Dorothy Gould, Evelyn Rodgers, Aileen Storms, and Isabel Anderson; grandfather of five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother of Robert and Edward Washburn.  At chapel, 2024 E. 75th street, at Jeffery boulevard, after 12 noon Monday, where services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m.  Interment Ivanhoe, Ill.  FAirfax 4-7177.”

    • Clinton Ferris Washburn born June 20, 1878 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; married Effie A. Gilbert (1878-1967) on August 14, 1899 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Melvin G. Gilbert (1849-1907) and Laura E. (Harvey) Gilbert (1855-1910); Clinton died February 20, 1945; Clinton and Effie are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Robert Lincoln Washburn born September 30, 1884 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL; married (1) Mabel Hariett (unknown); married (2) Alice Giorgianna Strang (1886-1970) daughter of George E. Strang (1853-1935) and Emily Jane (Hook) Strang (1858-1920); Robert died April 1967; Robert and Alice are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
    • Edward Charles Washburn born June 30, 1886 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL; married Sarah T. (unkown) (1890-1985); Edward died October 27, 1957; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, October 29, 1957, page 30:

“WASHBURN – Edward Charles Washburn of 535 Illinois road, Wilmette, husband of Sara; father of Stanley R. of Northbrook; grandfather of James Stanley; brother of Robert of Grays Lake.  Services Wednesday, 1:30 p. m., at funeral home, 1100 Greenleaf avenue.  Wilmette.  Interment Memorial park.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Cancer fund.  ALpine 1-8200.”

According to the 1870 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL with a Hainesville post office, the household members were: Charles Washburne, age 30, occupation: carpenter, born in New York; Susan Washburne, age 23, born in New York; John Washburn, age 5, born in Illinois; Minnie Washburne, age 1, born in Illinois.

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Hainesville post office, Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: Charles Washburn, age 39, married, occupation: wagon maker, born in New York, parents born in New York; Susan Washburn, age 35, wife, married, born in New York, parents born in New York; John Washburn, age 15, son, single, born in Illinois; Minnie Washburn, age 11, daughter, single, born in Illinois; Isabelle, age 8, daughter, single, born in Illinois; Orson F. Washburn, age 6, son, single, born in Illinois; Clinton F. Washburn, age 1, son, single, born in Illinois, insane?: yes, maimed, crippled, or bedridden: yes.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for the City of Racine, Town of Mount Pleasant, Racine County, WI residing at 1021 Marquette Street, the household members were: Allen McMillen, head, born May 1868, age 32, married for 9 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: street laborer; Mine (sic Minnie) McMillen, wife, born May 1869, age 31, married for 9 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Lloyd McMillen, son, born December 1891, age 8, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for the Village of Grays Lake, Avon Township, Lake County, IL residing on Westerfield Place, the household members were: Allen A. McMillen, head, age 42, married once for 19 years, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Illinois, occupation: marshall – village; Minnie M. McMillen, wife, age 40, married once for 19 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Lloyd A. McMillen, son, age 18, single, born in Illinois, occupation: assistant post master – in post office.

According to the 1913 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 for Waukegan, IL:

“McMillen Allen (Minnie) marshal r Westerfield pl”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for the Village of Grays Lake, Avon Township, Lake County, IL residing on Westerfield Ave, the household members were: Allen McMillen, head, age 51, married, born in Illinois, parents born in New York, occupation: assistant postmaster – U.S. Govt; Minnie McMillen, wife, age 50, married, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Lloyd McMillen, son, age 28, single, born in Illinois, occupation: electrician – own business.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for the Village of Grayslake, Avon Township, Lake County, IL residing on Westerfield Place, the household members were: Allan A. McMillen, head, age 61, married at age 23, born in Illinois, parents born in New York, occupation: painter – interior & exterior; Minnie M. McMillen, wife, age 60, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in New York; Loyd A. McMillen, son, age 38, single, born in Illinois, occupation: electrician – wiring & fixtures, veteran? Yes WW.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for the Village of Grayslake, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Allen A. McMillen, head, age 72, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; occupation: painter & decorator – private house; Minnie McMillen, wife, age 70, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Lloyd McMillen, son, age 46 single, highest grade completed: C3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: electrician – own.

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Name: Minnie Mae Washburn McMillen; Birth Date: 02 May 1869; Birth Place: Hainesville; Date of Death: 14 Dec 1945; Death Place: Libertyvillel; Cause of Death: Car Accident; Married: Occupation: Housewife; Minister: Chapel; Burial Place: Fort Hill; Next of Kin: Chas E. Washburn (NY) – Father, Susan Ann DeLap (NY) – Mother”

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