The Galena Gazette, 1942


Funeral Services Held for August J. Millhouse

Funeral services for August Jacob Millhouse were held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Furlong Chapel Home with Rev. Alvin Smith, pastor of the Rogers Park Presbyterian church, a cousin of Mr. Millhouse, officiating.

The following friends acted as casket bearers: Charles W. Thompson, Jos. J. Bale, Albert Hirst, J. W. Westwick, Harry Bastian and Harry C. Tear. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Millhouse passed away at 5:45 Saturday morning in a Dubuque hospital following a lingering illness. Death was due to infirmities of age. Born on August 19, 1862, he was a son of the late Jacob M. and Elizabeth Baker Millhouse.

His younger days were spent at Hazel Green and Schapville and he came to Galena at the age of 20 and started delivering groceries for W. H. Holder. He later started working in the hardware store owned by William Uehren in the building now occupied by the Oldenburg Grocery, which business he and his brother George Millhouse, later purchased. Mr. Millhouse was in the hardware business in Galena for forty years and retired in 1915.

He was a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, and was also a member of the K. P. Lodge during its existence here. He was also a member of the Greenwood Cemetery Association.

Mr. Millhouse worked constantly for progressiveness here and was active in getting the first street lights in Galena circulating the petition for signers. He was also active in getting the first street in Galena paved.

He was united in marriage in Galena in 1893 to Miss Maud Burton, who with one daughter, Mrs. Alma Wearing, survives. He also leaves one grandchild, Maxine Wearing, and two brothers, John Millhouse of Wilson, N. C. and William Millhouse of Hazelton, Ia.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Anna Reifsteck; and one brother, George Millhouse.


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