William Franklin MILLIKEN (1861-1921)
HOUSE, 49th General Assembly, 1895-1897; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in Roane County, June 17, 1861; son of John Haley and Susan (ABEL) MILLIKEN. Attended "common schools". First married in 1883 to Annie JOSEPH who died in 1893; children by this marriage--Jennie May, Emma, Annie, and Maude; second marriage Mar. 29, 1895, to Elizabeth ACUFF, daughter of Samuel and Leth M. (KENDRICK) ACUFF; children by second marriage--Madge, William Franklin, Jr., Fred, Margaret, and Helen. Engaged in farming and employed by Roane Iron Co., Rockwood, Roane County. Elected city recorder for Rockwood, 1892, and served one year; postmaster at Rockwood, 1898-1911; county trustee, 1911-21. Member Christian Church; Indexpendent Order of Odd Fellows. Died at Rockwood Oct. 28, 1921; buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cousin of Charles Franklin MILLIKEN, sometime member Tenn. General Assembly.
Sources: Rockwood Times-Republican, Dec. 1, 1898; Rockwood Times, Apr. 6, 1905; Dec. 6, 1906; Mar. 21, May 23, 1907; July 27, 1911; Feb. 26, 1914; Nov. 3, Nov. 24, 1921; May 30, 1946; Wells, History of Roane County, 252-53; Roane County Bible Records, pt. 2, p. 448.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.