David Arthur "Dave" Mill

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(November 30, 1890 - September 22, 1956)


Lusk Free Lance
October 4, 1956


Last Rites Held Here For David A. Mill, Saturday; Had Succumbed to Heart Attack at Newport, Oregon

Concluding rites were held for the late David Arthur Mill, member of a prominent Niobrara County Pioneer family, on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29th, from the chapel of the Peet Funeral Home. Rev. Theodore Foster, pastor of St. Georges' Episcopal Church of Lusk officiated.

Enriching the services was the singing of "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again." by a mixed trio composed of Mrs. Walter Fernau, Mrs. Robt. Bramlet and Harry Lyon. Mrs. J. P. Watson accompanied them at the organ.

Interment was made in the family plot in the Lusk cemetery with Henry McGinnis, Robert Scott, William D. Miller, Roy Turnbull, Rulo Roberts and Bert Crinklaw bearing the remains to their final resting place. Honorary pallbearers were Hans Gautschi, Harry Boner, Barney Miller, Max Heth, Fred Bryant and Dudley Fields.

Graveside rites were held by members of Lusk Lodge No. 1797, B. P. O. Elks, for the Elks Lodge of Deadwood, So. Dak. of which the deceased was a member.

David Arthur Mill was born November 30th, 1890 at Fairbur, South Dak. a son of Jacob and Philipena Mill, and departed this life Sept. 22, 1956, at Newport, Oregon where he was spending a vacation trip and enjoying fishing. Death was due to a heart attack.

"Dave" as he was familiarly known to his friends came to Wyoming in 1891 with his parents who settled on a ranch at Hat Creek, Wyo. that is now owned by his brother, George Mill. It was here that he spent his boyhood days.

Dave was married September 24, 1914 to Flossa Cogeshall, at Omaha, Nebr. To this union was born one daughter, Lola, in October 1916, who passed away October 20, 1918.

Dave was engaged in ranching at Hat Creek until 1941, when they moved to Deadwood, So. Dak. where he was interested in mining. In the fall of 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Mill moved to Spearfish, So. Dak. where they purchased a western store.

Dave was a great lover of the outdoors and was an ardent sportsman. Among his many friends, a host of young people were privileged to call him "Dave" and he was never too busy to listen to their interests and problems.

He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church of Lusk, a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 508, at Deadwood, South Dakota, and the Wyoming Pioneer Association.

Survivors include his wife, Flossa, of Spearfish, So. Dak., two brothers, George Mill of Hat Creek, Wyo., and William J. (Bill) Mill of Phoenix, Ariz., two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Boyd and Mrs. Christina Strube of Lusk, and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.


The Thon Files
David Mill Dies of a Heart Attack In Oregon Sunday


David A. Mill, 65, of Spearfish, S. D. and former resident of Niobrara County, died Sunday from a heart attack while on a fishing trip to Newport, Oregon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Peet Chapel with Rev.Theodore Foster, pastor of St. George's Episcopal Church, officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Flossie, of Spearfish; two sisters, Mrs. Tena Strube and Mrs. S. W. Boyd of Lusk; and two brothers, Billy Mill of Phoenix, Ariz. and George Mill of Hat Creek.




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Martin Douglas Strube (March 9, 1873 - April 21, 1937)

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