James S. Mills was born at Worcester, Massachusetts, November 20th, 1855. His parents having died during his
childhood, he was placed under guardians; with them he came to Rochester, Minnesota, and was kept in school until
reaching the age of seventeen years. He then ran away from his home to Mason City, Iowa, to learn the printer's
trade. Returned to Rochester three years subsequently, immediately assuming the editorship of the "Reed's
Landing Press." Retained this position one year; then relinquished it to accept that of editor and foreman
of the "Wabasha Herald." Two years later he came to Hastings as editor of the "New Era," and
after three years' experience he resigned, and now is one of the editors of the "Hastings Dally News."
October 31st, 1880, he married Celina Chiquet of this city.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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