Fonds MHCA0040 - William B. Mills and Henrietta Green family fonds

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William B. Mills and Henrietta Green family fonds

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  • ca. 1860-1900 (Creation)

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1 photograph album

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Mills, Henrietta (Green) (1857-1950)

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Henrietta Green (1857-1950) was daughter of Harry C. Green (1817-1918) whose father Samuel came from England around 1831 to settle in North St. Eleanors. Henrietta had two brothers and six sisters. Her sister Catherine Green married Holden C. Mills, a cousin of William B. Mills. Sister Eleanor Green was a nurse in the United States for many years. Her sister Frances Green married James N. Clark and lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. On 10 December 1878, Henrietta married William B. Mills (1854-1922). William and Henrietta had four children, including Caroline, Ernest, Emma, and Harry.

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Mills, William B. (1854-1922)

Biographical history

William B. Mills (1854-1922) came to Prince Edward Island from St. John’s, Newfoundland with his older brother Arthur P. Mills around 1860. For many years he ran a general store in Summerside. At the time of his death he had a sister, Mrs. John Pearce in Toronto, and another sister, Lousa Irving in St. John’s. On 10 December 1878 William married Henrietta Green (1857-1950), daughter of Harry C. Green (1817-1918). William and Henrietta had four children, including Caroline, Ernest, Emma, and Harry.

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The album belonged to William and Henrietta Mills and was passed down to their son Ernest who died in 1957. His daughter Helen donated the album to the MacNaught Archives in November 2001.

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The leather-bound album contains twenty cartes-de-visites (11 x 7 cm) and three cabinet cards (17 x 11 cm). The photographs are presumed to be of both the Mills and Green extended families. Five photos are from Pittsfield, Massachusetts where Frances Green and James Clark lived with their daughters Fanny, Amy, and Effie. Seven photos are from St. John's, Newfoundland where William's sister Lousa lived. Four photos are from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. None of the photographs were taken in PEI.

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MacNaught History Centre and Archives

Accession 001.41.76

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