The Family History of J S Milburn & Sarah Seaman

Joseph S Milburn and Sarah A Seaman Cattern
(This is the only picture I have ever seen of them)

Text of Joseph's obituary (original at left).  This is a clipping from what I believe to be the Centerville Iowegian Newspaper, Centerville, Iowa.  There were no dates on the clipping.   (Update 15 May 2010:  From Bill Hawkins "The May 1925 obituary clipping appears to me to be from the Mystic newspaper, Telegram, which published until 1926; the heading at the top says "Mystic" and does not look like Iowegian type style.")

"Joseph S. Milburn was born in Newbrunswick, Canada, August 20, 1851 and died at Mystic, Iowa, May 21, 1925 at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 1 day. He was the fourth child of a family of eight sons and four daughters, five of whom preceded him in death. With his parents he came to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in early childhood and has lived in Iowa continuously since. In 1874 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sarah A. Cattern at Cedar Mines, Iowa. To this union was born five children, Joseph Enzley, Lovel Sylvester, Rollie, who passed away in infancy, Rose Milburn-Bainbridge who preceded her father to the better land eighteen years ago, and Frank Milburn all of Mystic and all were present when their father's spirit took its flight. Thirty seven years ago Mr. Milburn moved his family to Mystic where he has resided continuously since that time and worked in the mines up to the present shutdown. About thrity years ago he was converted and worked with the Salvation Army in Mystic and about twenty years ago he united with the United Brethren Church of Mystic where he has held an official relation much of the time since, being the class leader at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his departure a faithful wife, three sons, twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers, Lewis of Lutts, Wyoming; George F. of Abbeyville, Kansas; William H. of Kingsdown, Kansas; three sisters, Ameliea Olive of Arthur Missouri, Caroline Thompson of Madison, Nebraska and Betsy Smith of Fonda, Iowa besides othere relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Staurday May 23rd at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. L. Shaeffer, assisted by Rev. J.E. Haught, pastor of the United Brethren Church. Interment was made in the Elgin Cemetery where the mortal remains will await the resurrection."

Joan Get copy of marriage record from Monroe County  
Joan Research if records are available for the Salvation Army in Mystic, Iowa in the early 20th century.  
Joan Find obituary for Sarah Seaman Cattern Milburn  
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  • 1861 New Brunswick Census, Albert County Joseph has aged quite a bit in 10 years!  He was 9 months old in 1851, and here he is now 14!  I guess you just lose track of time ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2010, 7:36 AM by Midwest Ancestree
  • 1851 New Brunswick Census, Albert County Here is Joseph in the 1851 Census, 9 months old. This page is from the book:  "The New Brunswick Census of 1851 Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada" Edited by Robert ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2010, 7:28 AM by Midwest Ancestree
  • Salvation Army Heard back from my inquiry to the Salvation Army Divisional Museum:"I am sorry but we are not able to find information regarding your Great Grandfather Joseph Milburn.  We do ...
    Posted May 20, 2010, 7:50 AM by Midwest Ancestree
  • Sarah's first marriage This clipping I believe to be from the  1986 Appanoose County, Iowa History Book. (Update 15 May 2010:  From Bill Hawkins: "The two clippings do come from the history book ...
    Posted May 14, 2010, 6:03 PM by Midwest Ancestree
  • Gravestone of J.S. Milburn and Sarah Seaman Cattern This picture of the gravestone of Joseph S. Milburn and Sarah A. Milburn was taken by Joan Hanlon the spring of 2005.  The grave is located in Elgin Cemetery on ...
    Posted May 12, 2010, 10:44 AM by Midwest Ancestree
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