Clipped From The La Crosse Tribune
George Milum, 89, Dies In Viola Home VIOLA, Wis. — (Special) — George Milum, 89, prominent retired farmer and one of Viola's oldest residents, died Tuesday at his home in Viola. Milum was born in Belle Vernon, O... March 15, 1861. He came to the Viola community in 1888, and in 1891 married the former Mertie Sandmire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sandmire, Ash Ridge pioneers. Milum bought a form on Camp Creek, whfire the couple lived and farmed until 1920, when they retired and moved to Viola to make their home. Mrs. Milum died in February, 1949. Three of Milum's four surviving children live in Viola. Mrs. Dewey (Vera) Matthes, Mrs. Ted (Joy) Lepley and Mrs. W. L. (Ruth) Hall; the fourth, Prof. Verne G. Milum, is an instructor at the University of Illinois, Urban?.-Champaign, 111. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the Viola Methodist church, Mrs. C. Paul Nulton officiating. Burial will be in in the Viola cemetery. Cheiter Allen Arthur became president Khen Oarfield was assassinated In 1881.