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Alfred Mills

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Mills
Alfred Mills Dies in Morristown.

At One Time a Large Property Owner Here - Church Benefactor -

Mr. Alfred Mills, aged eighty-seven years, passed away at his home in Morristown on Saturday last, after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Mills was said to be one of the oldest practicing attorneys in New Jersey.

At one time the Mills family owned considerable real estate in and around Westfield. The present Terrace Park section was known as the Mills farm and the present site of Saint Paul's church was given to the Grace church parish by Mrs. Alfred Mills.

At the time the sale of the farm was being negotiated by Mr. G.L. Delatour, of this town, a clause in the contract stipulated that the plot on which the Saint Paul's Parish House now stands be deeded for the Parish House. Mr. Mills gladly agreed to this section of the contract.

During the troubulous times of the Episcopalians of this place, then members of Grace church, Mr. Mills, without compensation, acted as attorney for the church members and accured the property for the new Saint Paul's church. In many ways he and his family aided the Episcopalians of Westfield.

Published by The Westfield Leader on December 17, 1913.

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