Biography of Charles E. Mills
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Mills, Charles Edward, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Howarth) Mills, was born in Fall River, December 28, 1847. He attended the public and high schools and at the age of sixteen years entered the employ of John P. Slade (since John P. Slade & Son) in the capacity of a clerk. He remained in this position for a period of eighteen years, and then formed a partnership with Sandy Harrison, under the firm name of Mills & Harrison, for the conduct of real estate and insurance business. Their relation continued until January 1, 1898, when the firm was dissolved, both partners having other duties which required their entire attention. Mr. Mills has been very active in politics, having served for one term on both the Board of Aldermen and the Common Council, and also as a school commissioner for a term of three years. His greatest public service, however, was as a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, to which he was elected in 1895, 1896, and 1897, from the Ninth district, changed during his first term to the Eleventh district. He was a member of the committee on cities in 1895; clerk of the committee on cities and a member of the committee on federal relations in 1896; and chairman of the committee on federal relations and a member of the committee on insurance in 1897. Mr. Mills was elected to the office of register of deeds in 1897 for a term of three years. He is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., the Chapter, and Godfrey de Bouillon Commandery, also a member of Manitou Tribe, I. O. R. M. He enjoys the respect and confidence of all with whom he comes in contact and as a citizen is enterprising and public spirited. In November, 1884, he married Abby E., daughter of ex Mayor George O. Fairbanks of Fall River.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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