William Franklin Milligan

M, #1608, b. 1 October 1871, d. 7 March 1953
ChartsConrad Frederick Keck Descendants
     William Franklin Milligan was born on 1 October 1871 at Albany, Gentry, Missouri. He married Martha Elizabeth Keck, daughter of Isaac "Ike" Keck and Destamonia A Smith, on 1 October 1893. William Franklin Milligan was buried in March 1953 at Cove Cemetery, Madison, Arkansas. He died on 7 March 1953 at St Paul, Madison, Arkansas, at age 81.
William Franklin Milligan's obituary was published on 12 March 1953 ; The Madison County Record
Huntsville, AR
12 Mar 1953

William Franklin Milligan, 81, well-known south Madison county resident, died at his home near St. Paul Saturday, March 7. He had been ill for the past two years but his death was attributed directly to a paralytic stroke suffered only recently.

Mr. Milligan was familiarly known to his many friends as "Uncle Bill". He was born in Missouri October 1, 1871, but had resided in Arkansas most of his life.

He was married to Elizabeth Keck on October 1, 1893 and they lived near the Cove community until 1904, at which time they moved near St. Paul and have resided there since. Mr. Milligan served as a school director for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Milligan of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Anderson, who has been caring for her parents for the past two years but whose home is in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Clara Ellerman and Mrs. Ella Berglund, both of Chicago; two sons, Bert Milligan of St. Paul and Isaac Milligan of La Habra, Calif. and several grandchildren. One son, Alfred, died in childhood.

Funeral services were held at Cove schoolhouse Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. conducted by Charles L. McElhaney. Burial was in the Cove cemetery with the Brashears Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Cleve Langley, H. P Meyers, Hollie Stewart, Roy Kimball, Johnie Hawkins and O. D. Keck.

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     This is a photo of the tombstone for William Franklin Milligan and Martha Elizabeth Keck .
William Franklin and Martha Elizabeth Keck Milligan Tombstone