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326. Omer Hiram MILLS216 was born on 19 November 1891 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.160,217,218 He died on 28 July 1964 at the age of 72 in Crawford County, Arkansas.217

Listed on stone as husband of Ruth Mills.

His name on his World War I draft registration is Omer Hiram Mills; he was 26, born 19 Nov 1891 and said he was born at Natural Dam. He was a farmer. He had a wife and 3 children dependant on him for support. He signed as Omer Hiram Mills.
Description was medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair.
Dated 5 Jun 1917, at Uniontown, Crawford Co, Arkansas.

1920 Census. Uniontown, Crawford, AR, Hh 5
Omer Mills, age 28, worked for the telephone company
Ruth, wife, 27
Goldie, dau, age 6. Thomas, son age 4. Roscoe, son, age 2.

His World War II draft registration gave much of the same information. His present address was Uniontown. The person who would always know his address was Ruth Small Mills of Uniontown. He was now age 50. He was employed by the WPA. Signed: Omer H. Mills. Height was 5'7"; weight 145 lbs. Blue eyes, brown hair, light brown complexion.
Dated 27 Apr 1942, Crawford County Draft Board.

Obit printed 6 Aug 1964:
O.H. Mills Rites Held Sat., Aug. 1
Services for Omer H. Mills, 72, Uniontown, were held Saturday, August 1, at the Uniontown Christian Church with the Rev. Prichard, Rev. R.M. Carroll, and the Rev. R. E. Pixley officiating. Burial was in Uniontown cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.
Mr. Mills died July 28 in a local hospital. He was born and reared near Uniontown. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Uniontown Christian Chruch.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; four sons, Thomas M. Mills of Red Bluff, Calif., James R. Mills of Cedarville, Ark.; J. M. Mills of Uniontown, and Melvin Ray Mills of Yba City, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Barnes of Uniontown and Mrs. Fern Boyd of Lookout, Calif; and one half-brother, John Mills of Stillwell, Okla.
Active pallbearers were Ronnie Small, Johnny Small, Donald Neighbors, Jerry Neighbors, Donald Smith, and W. I. Goff.
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Marshall, Lindsay Peace, Ned Snow, Otto Hulsey, Hubert Roden, and Lindsey Fletcher.
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Omer Hiram MILLS and Miranda Ruth SMALL were married on 27 August 1911 in Crawford County, Arkansas.219 Miranda Ruth SMALL161 was born on 8 September 1892.208,219 She died on 10 August 1987 at the age of 94 in Redding, Shasta County, California.208 She was buried at Uniontown Cemetery in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Marriage license issued to Omer Mills, 19 and Miss Ruth Small, age 18, both of Uniontown, Crawford Co, AR, on 21 Aug 1911. They were married by Gratis M. Comstock, JP, on the 27th of August.

Maiden name from Homer Marshall of Uniontown. California Death Index does confirm her father's surname was Small; her mother's surname Long.

1900 Census. Union Twp, Crawford, AR, Hh 31
Harrison C. Small, b. Feb 1840, age 60, married 14 years, b. IN, farmer
Sarrah E., wife, b. Oct 1860, 39, 9 children - 7 are living, b. AR
Birdie, dau, b. Jul 1879, age 20, b. Indian Territory
Harrison V., son, b. Oct 1887, age 12, b. AR as were all the rest of the children
Charles L., son, b. Nov 1890, age 10
Ruth E., dau, b. Sept 1893, 7
Bailey S., son, b. Jul 1894, 5
Howard W., son, b. Jun 1896, 4
Neti B., dau, b. Aug 1898, age 1

1910 Census. Union Twp, Crawford, AR, Hh 124
H. C. Small, 70, married twice; 26 years this time, b. IN
Sarah E., wife, also married twice, 9 children - 7 are living, B AR
Logan, son, 20
Ruth, dau, 17
Bailey, son, 15
Howard, son, 14
Neita, dau, 11
Mary Mulkey, mother-in-law, age 81, widow, had 9 children - 2 are living, b. TN

Ruth is buried at Uniontown Cemetery, Crawford Co AR. There is a Miranda Ruth Mills in the California Death Index. A FamilyTree on Ancestry lists her death as 10 Aug 1987 in Redding, Shasta Co, CA. Her Social Security Death Index does state she obtained her number in Arkansas and that she was born 8 Sep 1892, died Aug 1987.

Omer Hiram MILLS and Miranda Ruth SMALL had the following children:



Goldia MILLS was born in 1913.219



Thomas Harrison MILLS.



James Rosco MILLS was born in 1918.219



Melvin Ray MILLS was born (date unknown).



Fern MILLS was born (date unknown).