Biographical Sketch of Ander Mills

Ander Mills deceased, was born May 6, 1814, in Massachusetts. At the age of sixteen years he left home, and traveled extensively in different States. In Missouri, in 1852, he married Miss Ruth A. Ripper, and immediately started across the plains to California, with an ox team. In this State he first took up about 3,000 acres of Government land, on which he herded cattle for twenty years with considerable profit. In 1874, his health failing, he came to Southern California and bought 320 acres in the Westminster colony. His children were: Julia, wife of George McCormac; Maria, deceased; Amanda, deceased; Jane, wife of James Young; Abram, deceased; Frank and George H. The two last mentioned, the only surviving sons, are now in possession of the Westminster farm.

George married Miss Eliza Barker, a native of California, and they have a daughter named Myrtie. The subject of this sketch died March 3, 1890, and his wife had died previously, in 1872.

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