MILNES, William, Jr., (1827 - 1889)


MILNES, William, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Yorkshire, England, December 8, 1827; immigrated to the United States in 1829 with his parents, who settled in Pottsville, Pa.; attended the public schools; learned the machinist’s trade; engaged in mining and shipping coal; moved to Virginia in 1865 and settled in Shenandoah; engaged in the iron business; member of the State house of delegates in 1870 and 1871; upon the readmission of Virginia to representation was elected as a Conservative to the Forty-first Congress and served from January 27, 1870, to March 3, 1871; resumed the iron business; died in Shenandoah, Va., August 14, 1889; interment in the family plot in Old Cemetery.