In Memoriam

Frank T. Mills

Pvt. Mills at age 18

Mr. Mills at age 109

It is with deep regret that we note the passing of Perry Township’s oldest resident, and’s oldest participant, Mr. Frank T. Mills. Mr. Mills died on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at age 109. Mr. Mills attended the Jackson School, which still stands near the intersection of Cemetery Road and Virgin Run Road, from 1898 to 1902. He is entered on the Classmates page, and we are pleased to learn from his niece, Brenda Mills Burkholder, that his entry brought him a few e-mails. Mr. Mills enlistment in the Army in 1916 also earned him a place on the Veterans’ page.

Mr. Mills was born in Vanderbilt, son of the late John D. and Mary Margaret Marshall Mills. He was a poultry farmer at Virgin Run for many years. and he was well known for his deliveries of eggs to residents of the Perryopolis and Belle Vernon areas. Mr. Mills was a member of the Flatwoods Baptist Church and Curfew Grange No. 1052. He also held an honorary membership in the American Legion.

Mr. Mills was preceded in death by his wife, M. Viola (Snyder) Mills; three brothers, Wilbur, William, and Lewis Mills; and three sisters, Mary Allison, Stella Eichler, and Ethel Autmuth. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edith Lint, of Osprey, Florida; and by several generations of nieces and nephews.