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James H. Mileham Dies in Home Here Following Stroke

James Henry Mileham, 80, expired in the family home, 415 South Clinton street, Friday morning at 2:35 o'clock after an illness of but four days. The deceased suffered a paralytic stroke Monday morning.

He was born at Elkhart, Ill., January 28, 1855, the son of James and Nancy Jane (Cantrell) Mileham. He was united in marriage to Emma L. Harper, July 22, 1875, in Cornland, Ill. The deceased moved to Clinton 23 years ago. Surviving is the widow and the following children: Mrs. B. F. Scroggin, Lincoln; Mrs. Leslie Smith, Bloomington; Mrs. Elmore Day, Rock Falls, Ill.; Mrs. C. W. Hensing, Marshalltown, Iowa; Mrs. Russell Arthur, Sterling, Ill.; and Virgil Mileham, Odell, Ill. Also surviving are two brothers, Thomas, Lake Fork, Ill., and Walter of Webb, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. George Cherry, Polovea, Iowa.

He was a member of the Christian church of Clinton, from where funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. B. Wheaton, pastor. Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery. The body was taken to Pullen's Funeral Home and prepared for burial.

James Mileham was my great great grandfather.

May 10, 1935 (newspaper unknown)