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MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS- SO EXCITING TO FIND THIS INFO OUT. William Mills is listed as part of a big family in Cavan in the 1911 census. John and Frances Wynne have had contact with his brother’s and sister’s descendants there. He is listed as a carpenter and I imagine he found himself in Baltinglass while looking for work or while on a specific job, where he met and fell in love with Lily. The information in the Hill descendancy document would date the photo attached at their wedding at 1915. Your grandmother Florrie Mills (née Hill) was born in 1916 and I believe Lily Mills died 2 years later in the Spanish flu epidemic which killed millions in Europe just after WW1 or she may have had some residual problems from childbirth which didn’t help.   Distraught new widower William Mills then decided to go off to America and when he was settled there he would send for his young daughter Florrie to join him.I understand he was working as a bank courrier and was shot coming out of the bank in a hold up in 1922. There is a newspaper cutting at Manger on it.

MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS- SO EXCITING TO FIND THIS INFO OUT.

William Mills is listed as part of a big family in Cavan in the 1911 census. John and Frances Wynne have had contact with his brother’s and sister’s descendants there. He is listed as a carpenter and I imagine he found himself in Baltinglass while looking for work or while on a specific job, where he met and fell in love with Lily.

The information in the Hill descendancy document would date the photo attached at their wedding at 1915. Your grandmother Florrie Mills (née Hill) was born in 1916 and I believe Lily Mills died 2 years later in the Spanish flu epidemic which killed millions in Europe just after WW1 or she may have had some residual problems from childbirth which didn’t help.

 

Distraught new widower William Mills then decided to go off to America and when he was settled there he would send for his young daughter Florrie to join him.I understand he was working as a bank courrier and was shot coming out of the bank in a hold up in 1922. There is a newspaper cutting at Manger on it.

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