McMILLEN, Hugh (deceased), formerly an expert machinist and a worthy and much-respected resident of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1840, his family being of Scotch descent. He was a son of Samuel and Sarah (McRoberts) McMillen, natives of County Down. Ireland. Mr. McMillen obtained his early mental training in the common schools in the neighborhood of his boyhood home, and at an early age learned the machinist's trade, which he followed throughout his life. In 1882 he came to Illinois and located in Macomb, where he was employed in Fisher's foundry until the time of his death in 1890.
In 1870, the subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Bessie McCleary, who was born in Pittsburg. Pa., and there received her mental training in the common schools. Two children resulted from this union, namely: Sadie, who is teaching school in Macomb; and Harry, who resides in Portland, Oregon. The latter pursued a course in ceramics in the Ohio State University, at Columbus. Ohio, and is now engaged in that line of work. Politically, Mr. McMillen was a supporter of the Republican party. Religiously, he was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He was an industrious and upright man, who led a blameless life, and conscientiously discharged his duties as a husband, father and citizen. He died March IS, 1890, and was buried at Pittsburg, Pa.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 955-956, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.
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