John Mill: A Washington Territory Pioneer

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of the final chapter of 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.

When John and Emma Mill moved into the new house not all six of their children moved into the house with them. Their daughters Ella, Mary and son Perry moved in with them. It is thought that Roy and Boone had their own places to live, or they lived in the original homestead house. Their son Robert Early Mill is thought to continue living in the original homestead house.

The Mill Family loved to have the neighbors over, dance and have fun. The band John had play was usually the Wolfe Brothers Band. The band members names were Kyle and Cleve Wolfe, the neighbor boys. As told by Margie Green, dau...


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