Robert E. Milligan, the accommodating and gentlemanly liveryman of Tuscola, who succeeded Dr. Ramsey to his business in 1897, was born in Lawrence county, Illinois, November 24, 1856. He was reared to manhood on a farm in his native county and is a son of David Milligan, who was also born in Lawrence county and who was a son of John Milligan, who emigrated from Scotland in the early days and later became an early settler in Lawrence county. Robert E. Milligan's mother, Elvira Grout, was a daughter of Nayham Grout. a native of Vermont.

Robert L. Milligan, like many other successful men, has made his own way through life unaided. His rule of life has ever been one of strict integrity, and whatever he does he does well. In manner he is pleasant and genial, easily making friends and holding them.

In 1879 our subject was united in marriage to Miss Mary Butler, of Lawrence county, Illinois. They have one child, a daughter, Gertrude. Mr. Milligan and wife are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Extracted 25 May 2019 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 191-192.

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