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Remembering Ella Ruby Bauer

A tragedy in the family coincides with the arrival of a new life


Last updated 2/28/2019 at 6:37pm

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series about the Mill family, early pioneers in the Cheney/Spangle area. The stories are researched and written by Robert Bauer, the great-great-great-great-grandson of Robert Mill.

Ella Ruby Bauer, maiden name Mill, was born on her grandpa Robert Mill’s 160-acre homestead located on Wells Road south of Cheney in the Washington Territory on Jan. 4, 1885 in a wood-frame house that measured 16 feet by 20 feet with a loft.

The house is now known as the Original Homestead House of Robert Mill. Her parents were John Mill and Emma Catherine Mi...

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