Biography of Neal McMillan
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Neal McMillan was born in Dundee, near Montreal, Canada, Dec. 25, 1845, and is a son of Archibald McMillan, a native of Scotland, who came to Cannon tp., this county, in 1849, and settled on a farm where he still resides. Mr. McMillan was educated in Grand Rapids and Detroit, graduating at Bryant & Stratton's business college at the latter place in August, 1867. He has taught school 12 winters, in the vicinity of Rockford and Kent county. In 1873 he engaged in the drug business in Rockford, and has built up a large trade. He has for his partner Mr. Wm. H. Hesler. They carry a capital stock of $4,000. and their annual sales amount to over $12,000. Mr. McMillan was married in April, 1872, to Miss Florence, daughter of Hon. James Dockcray, of Rockford. They had one child, Ernest D. Mrs. M. died in 1875, and he again married in 1877, this time Miss Jennie Blake, by whom he has two children - Katie Ethel and Vivia Nellie, Mr. McMillan filled the office of Supervisor for Algoma one year, Superintendent of schools two years, and is now Recorder, and Alderman for Rockford.

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