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John S. MillardJohn
S. Millard represents the farming interests of a much respected
gentleman who was formerly a citizen of Cherokee County, Mr. John C.
Brougham. He is a man of large and favorable acquaintance in
county, and conducted an extensive business while residing here.
Mr. Millard controls over 1,000 acres of farming land and
pasture, including the well-known farm upon which Mr. Brougham made his
home. John S. Millard was born near Harrisburgh,
February 15, 1846, and is a son of John and Sarah (Strominger) Millard,
also natives of Pennsylvania. His father died in 1875, but
mother is still living in York County, Pennsylvania, at the ripe old
age of eighty years. John remained at home until he had
his majority. Although employed by different parties, he ever
called the old place "home." Mr. Millard was united in
July 7, 1871, in York County, Pennsylvania, to Miss Mary E. Cocklin, a
native of Shepherdstown, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Peter and
Lovina Cocklin. She was born August 25, 1854. After
marriage Mr. Millard worked at the forge as hammerman in the Penn Steel
Works at Steelton, Pennsylvania. His father-in-law becoming
interested in the Halbach Hotel, a noted summer resort a few miles from
Harrisburgh, he worked for him in the hostelry one season, and then
rented a farm and engaged in agriculture for three years. He
came West to De Witt County, Illinois, where he remained about four
years. In February, 1883, he came to Iowa, and his first
was Mr. Brougham, for whom he and his wife worked for nearly two years.
Since that time he has rented Mr. Brougham's farm, and does
extensive business. He keeps 250 head of cattle, feds about
hogs and breeds Norman and Morgan horses, having about thirty head.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard have one child, Peter Carey, born June
1876. Mr. Brougham, now a resident of London, is kindly
remembered by all who came in contact with him while he personally had
charge of his farm in this county. He could not have been
fortunate in getting a man to care for his interests in his absence
than he has been in securing the services of Mr. Millard, who stands in
the highest estimation of his neighbors and business associates.
Politically he affiliates with the Democratic party.
Source: Biographical History of
Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers,
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