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Abraham Lincoln MILBURN

Male 1865 - 1931  (66 years)


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  • Name Abraham Lincoln MILBURN 
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    Born 15 May 1865  Burlington, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1931  Culter, Howard, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Oct 1931  Asbury Cemetery, Burlington, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4545  Elliot Clan
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2013 

    Father James MILBURN,   b. 3 Mar 1811, , Summers, WV, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1866, , Monroe, WV, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Nancy CRITES,   b. 11 Sep 1834, , Clinton, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1886, Burlington, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1856  Burlington, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1855 History of Carroll Co, IN pp 493-5.
    Family ID F1832  Group Sheet

    Family Louisa RUTTER,   b. 1871, Burlington, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1892, Wild Cat, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1890  Burlington, Carroll, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1912  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE U1516 !PROV: Diane H Crawford; 300 W Saint Joseph St, Apt 25, Green Bay, WI 54301-2371
      U0160 John R Elliott; 3041 E Curry Lane, Carmel, IN 46033-9064
      U0767 Mr/Mrs Ronald S Elliott; 209 Barracuda, Portland, TX 78374-2625
      "LAST WISHES" A.L. MILBURN UNIQUE; 113 Dimes Given Away

      Although A. L. Milburn, farmer of east of Bringhurst, who died last week and whose funeral was held Saturday afternoon, left no legal will his "last wishes", written on September 12 and 20, 1931. and brought to light upon his death, were about the most unique of any that have been recorded in Carroll Co. in many years. One was left to the undertaker, William Leiter, this city and the other to Vern Loman, who has since been named administrator of the estate, which is rumored will amount to about $15,000. A.D. Bishop, local lawyer of the attorney for the heirs. The "last wishes" were as follows:
      TO UNDERTAKER-
      1. All preachers welcome as friends, no remarks.
      2. Songs
      3. View the last of Link.
      4. Go to cemetery.
      5. Have singers stand back from the grave the Verm Loman can pay them.
      6. Announcement
      Pass out the gate single.
      A present for each man, woman, and child. Then all are welcome in cemetery.

      A.L. Milburn September 1931

      FOR VERN.
      Go to the bank and lift $10 in silver. Pay $2 to each singer.
      1. Burn all the bedding, stead and everything used on that bed burned. Bed that Link used.
      2. Vern Loman is to settle my estate.
      3. If any of my heirs want any of my things in house for keepsake want them to have it.
      4. After article 3 is made agreeable, make sale of everything that is left.
      5. When I am gone, grass is gone, have fertilizer plant come out, shoot my horses, take away from the farm.
      6. When I an gone do not want any funeral, but four or five good singers. Above all do get Jessie Johnson, Robert's wife, to sing. Jesse Johnson, Bessie Johnson, Orth Quin. Sing with pep. Use the organ if it will play all right.
      7. First song "Sunshine In My Soul".
      Second. "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder".
      Third, at the grave, please sing, "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown".
      8. In a box in the fruit-house, in the corner, also under the box of canned fruit at the southside, on the floor, there is two jelly glasses, one in each place, contains dimes. Take these dimes and give to each and every person who walks inside the cemetery. Give a dime to each and every one as they go out the gate.
      9. If there is not enough dimes take the names of every one who fails to receive money and be sure they get that dime as soon as possible.
      10. This was written by Mabel C. Loman at one P.M. (1 P.M.) at A.L.Milburn's home on September 12, 1931.

      As near as possible there "wishes" were compiled with. A total of 113 dimes were given away and there were 25 remaining.

      (typed document that probably was published in the newspaper, most likely Kokomo-JOHN R. ELLIOTT
      6/13/98)

      1880 Federal Census Carroll Co, Indiana 77/77 collected 1 June 1880
      Pritchard, Joseph 74
      Nancy 45 wife IN
      Milburn, Henry 22 IN VA IN
      Abraham L. 15 IN VA IN

      "LAST WISHES" A.L. MILBURN UNIQUE; 113 Dimes Given Away

      Although A.L. Milburn, farmer of east of Bringhurst, who died last week and whose funeral was held Saturday afternoon, left no legal will his "last wishes", written on September 12 and 20, 1931. And brought to light upon his death, were about the most unique of any that have been recorded in Carroll Co. in many years. One was left to the undertaker, William Leiter, this city and the other to Vern Loman, who has since been named administrator of the estate, which is rumored will amount to about $15,000. A.D. bishop, local lawyer is the attorney for the heirs. The "last wishes" were as follows:
      TO UNDERTAKER-
      1. All preachers welcome as friends, no remarks.
      2. Songs
      3. View the last of Link.
      4. Go to cemetery.
      5. Have singers stand back from the grave that Vern Loman can pay them.
      6. Announcement
      Pass out the gate single.
      Apresent for each man, woman, and child. Then all are welcome in cemetery.
      A.L. Milburn September 30, 1931

      FOR VERN.
      Go to the bank and lift $10 in silver. Pay $2 to each singer.
      1. Burn all the bedding, stead and everything used on that bed burned. Bed that Link used.
      2. Vern Loman is to settle my estate.
      3. If any of my heirs want any of my things in house for keepsake want them to have it.
      4. After article 3 is made agreeable, make sale of everything that is left.
      5. When I am gone, grass is gone, have fertilizer plant come out, shoot my horses, take away from the farm.
      6. When I am gone do not want any funeral, but four or five good singers. Above all do get Jessie Johnson, Robert's wife, to sing. Jesse Johnson, Bessie Johnson, Orth Quinn. Sing with pep. Use the organ if it will play all right.
      7. First song "Sunshine In My Soul".
      Second. "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder".
      Third, at the grave, please sign, "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown".
      8. In a box in the fruit-house, in the corner, also under the box of canned fruit at the south side, on the floor, there is two jelly glasses, one in each place, contains dimes. Take these dimes and give to each and every person who walks inside the cemetery. Give a dime to each and every one as they go out the gate.
      9. If there is not enough dimes take the names of every person who fails to receive money and be sure they get that dime as soon as possible.
      10. This was written by Mabel C. Loman at one P.M. (1 P.M.) at A.L. Milburn's home on September 12, 1931.

      As near as possible these "wishes were complied with. A total of l113 dimes were given away and there were 24 remaining.

      A.L. MILBURN DIES THE KOKOMO TRIBUNE, THURSDAY OCT 1, 1931, P 5
      Burlington, Indiana,-Oct 1,-(Tribune Special) A.L. Milburn, age 67 years died at his home near Cutler at 9 o'clock Wednesday night. He had been in failing health for several months from tuberculosis.
      The deceased was born and reared in the Cutler neighborhood and included almost everyone in that community in his best friends.
      He is survived by a brother; Henry of near Burlington, a half-sister, Agnes Hinton of Kansas and two half-brothers, Frank Pritchard of Oklahoma and Arthur Pritchard of near Burlington.
      Funeral services will be conducted at his home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with burial following in Asbury cemetery.




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