Today’s post is the obituary of William Mills, the father of Yellow Springs. I’ve always been fascinated by this man who spent large sums of his own money to build our wonderful village out of the dense wilderness that he found when he arrived here. William Mills started out a very wealthy man and nearly sixty-six years later he had nothing that he could call his own.
As published in the Xenia Torchlight on November 12, 1879:
Death of Judge William Mills.
The many friends of Judge William Mills will be sad, and some of them shocked, to learn that he is dead. He died at his residence in Yellow Springs, Monday night, Nov. 3d, about 12 o’clock. Read Full Article →