Biography of Dr. J. C. Mills
Yates County, NY Biographies





Mills, J. C., M. D., for twenty-five years the leading photographer of Penn Yan, was born in Orange County, in 1823. At an early age his parents moved to Onondaga County, where he entered the Central. Medical College, of Syracuse, and graduated from the same in 1849. For fifty two years in connection with his other business, he was a prominent and successful physician. In 1859 he came to Penn Yan, and having a knowledge of the daguerrean business, opened a gallery for that purpose, daguerreotypes and ambrotypes being the only pictures made in those days, outside of the large cities. Dr. Mills was the first to introduce photographs to the people of Yates County. He retired from the business in 1882; he last few years of his life being spent in Florida, where he died April 11, 1891.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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