Need descendants of Byron Charles & Sarah Nelson Milligan!

+7 votes

We have access to all 4 of their surviving daughters' spouses and descendants, but are struggling to find descendants of their son, Ralph. Ralph stayed in Wisconsin, while his sisters all gravitated toward the West coast. I have a 2nd cousin who told me one of his descendants retained the Milligan family Bible, within which is much rich genealogical information contained!

We covet information leading to these descendants of Ralph especially, and also would love to know our cousins wherever they may be now. We just love our family! The Charles Milligan family was a very loving Irish one, and the ties that bind are strong and widespread. 

Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Ralph Milligan
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Day Thomas G2G6 (6.9k points)

2 Answers

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Source: "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 June 2016), Arthur R Milligan, 13 Feb 1966; from "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing certificate number 005763, Belo, , Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Health, Madison.

Arthur R Milligan
Death     13 Feb 1966    Belo, , Wisconsin
Residence      Wisconsin
Male     Age     72
Certificate Number: 005763

Source: "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 June 2016), Arthur Milligan, Feb 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Given Name     Arthur
Surname     Milligan
Age     72 Birth Date     13 Feb 1894      Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence     Rock, Wisconsin
Event Date     Feb 1966

Arthur : Headstone:  Eastlawn Cemetery    Pearl L Milligan 1895-1985

WWII Draft Registration:

Source: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 June 2016), Pearl V Milligan in household of Ralph A Milligan, Marshfield Ward 4, Wood, Wisconsin, United States; citing sheet 14B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,822,024.

Ralph A Milligan     Head     M     25     Minnesota carpenter/city
Pearl V Milligan     Wife     F     24     Wisconsin
Kedric D Milligan     Son             M     5     Wisconsin
Gordon K Milligan Son     M     2     Wisconsin

 "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 June 2016), Pearl D Milligan in entry for Arthur R Milligan, 1930.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 June 2016), Pearl Milligan in household of Arthur Milligan, Ward 5, Rhinelander, Rhinelander City, Oneida, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 43-20, sheet 11A, family 243, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4507.

Kedric and Gordon:

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (896k points)

I was just coming back to add the important fact that his first name was "Arthur", although they called him Ralph, and here I find a ship load of information and sources from Chris Hoyt!

Thank you, thank you, Chris. You've also given me sources for hopefully finding more info on other family. Many blessings!

Again, just wanted to write another "THANK YOU" to Chris. You are awesome. You've helped more than you know. ~ Dale

+3 votes
I added what I could find to his profile.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)

Well, Doug, I noticed that when I went to add Chris' info myself! THANK YOU! What a help & a blessing. I can see I have much work cut out ahead for me, though, researching and entering the info for other Milligan family members. Also, I saw on one census where whoever did it listed the entire family as "Mulligan". Cryminy. Like the stew, I 'spose. :) 

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