|Thomas Mills Obituary
Contributed By MMDY-9TZ • 29 January 2015
This obituary was printed in the Tuesday, June 13, 1882 edition of the Ogden Daily Herold.
Died at Green River, on the U. P. R. R. while traveling to Utah with the company of Saints that arrived in Ogden on Saturday, June
3rd, Thomas Mills, late of Birmingham, England. Brother Mills was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
through a period of 32 years, having embraced the gospel in the year 1850, in Walsall, near Birmingham (his native place), being 82
years of age at his death.The old gentleman had long looked forward with fond anticipation to a re-union with his children in Utah,
having one daughter, Sister Hanna Wardley, residing in Enterprise, Morgan County, and two sons, Richard I.Mills of West Weber,
Weber County, William Mills of Paradise, Cache County. His daughter (through whose exertions and self sacrifice, combined with the
assistance of her brothers, and kind friends and acquaintances of the family Bro. Mills was enabled to emigrate) they received his
remains at Peterson Station, and conveyed them to Enterprise. On Monday the 5th inst., at 2 p.m. funeral services were held in the
Enterprise meeting house, when after singing by the choir, "Unveil thy Bosom, faithful tomb", and prayer, suitable discourses were
delivered by Bishop Hall, Elders William Biddle and George Larkins of Ogden; Chas. S. Peterson and President Carrigan, of Peterson;
Elders Thos. Palmer and Joseph L. Card of Enterprise. The choir sang "Farewell all earthly honors", etc., when the remains of Bro.
Mills where borne to their last resting place to await the resurrection of the just. A numerous company of relatives and friends followed
to the grave, in the little, pretentious cemetery overlooking the beautiful meandering river in Weber Valley. Utah papers and Millenial
Star please copy.