Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, September 30, l897
ISAAC D. MILLS, better known as DAVY MILLS, was born in Ross County, Ohio, Jan. l5, l829, died at his home in Leon, Iowa, Sept. 29, l897, aged 68 years, 8 months, 11 days.
MR. MILLS was one of the pioneer settlers of Leon, having resided here for 38 years, being highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He was married in Fayette County, in l869, and his wife and several grown children are left to mourn him. For almost a year, MR. MILLS has been confined to his bed, suffering from a complicated case of kidney trouble and for several months his death has been looked for at any time.
Two sons, J.W. MILLS and family of Mt. Ayr; SAM MILLS, of Des Moines; and MRS. CHARLES MILLS and son, of Des Moines, came Monday to attend the funeral, which was held from the family residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, services being conducted by Rev. J.S. Baxter, Pastor of the Baptist Church, the interment being in the Leon Cemetery.
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