Biography of Leonard P. Mills
Adams County, NE Biographies





Leonard P. Mills, who for the past nine years has operated his fine farm of four hundred and eighty acres on section 21, Denver township, was born in Hamilton county, Nebraska, on the 7th of May, 1877, a son of G. H. and Hope (English) Mills. The mother is deceased but the father is residing with his son, A. J. Mills, of Denver township, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work.

Leonard P. Mills was reared in his native county and received his education in the Trumbull schools. As a boy he became familiar with agricultural work and remained on the homestead for sonic time after reaching mature years. At length he went to Omaha but after staying there for a year came to Adams county, where he has since remained. He rents four hundred and eighty acres on section 21, Denver township, from George H. Pratt, a well known business man of Hastings, and has been very successful in the operation of this farm. He raises wheat, corn and alfalfa and also sheep, cattle, hogs and horses. He understands thoroughly the cultivation of the land and the care of stock and both phases of his business return him a good profit. Since he removed to this place it has been improved by the erection of a cattle barn, a sheep barn and a silo, He owns eighty acres near North Platte and residence property in Hastings.

In July, 1906, Mr. Mills was married, in Hastings, to Miss Florence Hull, by whom he has two children: Evart, born April 30, 1909; and Esther, whose birth occurred on the 6th of June, 1911. Mr. Mills casts his ballot in support of the men and measures of the prohibition party but has never sought office. He belongs to no societies nor lodges, preferring to spend his leisure hours at home. He has gained recognition as a progressive and capable agriculturist and as a man has won the respect and regard of those who have been associated with him.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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