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Charles Franklin MILLIKEN (1873-1944)

HOUSE, 61st and 62nd General Assemblies, 1919-23; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in Roane County, May 6, 1873; son of Moses Franklin and Sarah (DELOZIER) MILLIKEN. Extent of schooling not determined. Married in 1900 to Antonia M. OYLER, native of New Orleans, La., daughter of J.F. OYLER; children--Lawton B., Carita, Guilford and Delphine. For forty-eight years was connected with Roane Iron Co., at Rockwood, Roane County, serving in time as bookkeeper, secretary, and treasurer, and various other positions. Mayor of Rockwood, 1907; member county election board, 1908; appointed member school board, 1911; elected city recorder and judge, 1925 and served eight years; member city commission, 1928; appointed member Republican Executive Committee both for county and congressional district. In Spanish-American War; enlisted as 1st sgt., Co. M, 3rd Tenn. Inf.; mustered in at Camp Thomas, Ga., June 14, 1898; discharged at Anniston, Ala.; commander Roane County Veterans Ass'n., 1924-25; commander, 1926, A.B. Peters Camp, No. 4, United Spanish War Veterans; in June 1928 elected Junior Vice-Commander United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Tennessee. Ruling elder in Presbyterian Church. Died Jan. 15, 1944, at Veterans Administrative Hospital, Bay Pines, Pinellas County, Fla.; buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood. Cousin of William Franklin MILLIKAN, sometime member Tenn. General Assembly.

Sources: Rockwood Times, Sept. 12, 1907; Feb. 20, 1908; Aug. 31, 1911, Aug. 21, 1913; Mar. 26, 1914; Apr. 9, Oct. 15, 1925; Feb. 17, 1927; June 14, 1928; Apr. 17, May 22, 1930; July 13, 1933; Nov. 14, 1940; Jan. 20, 1944; Wells, History of Roane County, 252-53; "Records of Officers and Men, Tennessee Regiments, U.S. Volunteers, Spanish-American War," in Tenn. State Library and Archives.

From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Tennessee State Library and Archives.