- Born: 26 Nov 1864, Lot 4, Concession 14, Proton Township, Grey Co., Ontario
- Marriage: Sarah McCormack on 20 Jan 1900
- Died: 27 Nov 1942, Lot 4, Concession 14, Proton Township, Grey Co., Ontario at age 78
- Buried: Swinton Park, Ontario
n an e-mail received November 7, 2000 from Brenda McDonald in Dundalk:
By the sounds of it there are a lot of MCMILLAN's buried at the Swinton Park Cemetery. There is another cemetery about 2 or 3 miles from Swinton Park, it is called ESPIN Cemetery, if your John McMILLAN is not buried at Swinton Park Cemetery then he could perhaps be buried at there, it is an older cemetery.
According to a Death Notice that appeared in the Dundalk Herald on December 8, 1942 "[Hugh McMillan] died on Friday, November 27 - the day following his 77th birthday", transcript follows:
A life-long and highly respected resident of Swinton Park district, in the person of Hugh MacMillan, was suddenly called to eternal rest early on the morning of Friday November 27th the day following his 77th birthday. Mr. MacMillan appeared in his usual good health on Thursday and assisted a neighbor to erect a building. Late in the day he complained of feeling unwell and went to his home, where he expired a few hours later. A heart attack was the cause of his demise.
Born on Lot 4, Concession 14, Proton Township, he was the eldest of four children. The father died when the son Hugh was 7 years of age. As a young man he was employed for a few years in the state of Michigan fifty years ago. He returned to his home farm, Lot 4 from which he retired 6 years ago. On January 20th 1900 he married Sarah McCormack, daughter of Donald McCormack Concession 19 Proton, who survives with a family of two sons and four daughters, they are John of Orchardville, Donald of Toronto, Jessie, Kathleen (Mrs. D.B. Chant), Isabel all of Toronto, Beatrice (Mrs. M. Little) of Swinton Park. One surviving brother John MacMillan resides at Webbwood, Ontario.
Mr. MacMillan was a fine upright citizen. He took an active part in St. Andrew's Pres. Church in which he had been for 48 years an elder, and in L.O.L. Branch #1136, where he had been an active member for 60 years. He will be much missed.
The funeral was held on Sunday in St. Andrew's Pres. Church Swinton Park and was very largely attended. Mr. Paul Rumball, the pastor, conducted an impressive service. The pall-bearers were messrs. Howard Watson, Richard Hardy, Louis Kinnall, Chas. Haw, John Lane and George Black.
The service at the graveside in Swinton Park Cemetery was conducted by L.O.L. Branch #1136. The flower bearers were fellow Orangemen. Friends and relatives were in attendance from Toronto, Brampton, Orangeville, Arthur, Flesherton, Durham and Dundalk.
From the Dundalk Herald
December 03 1942
Noted events in his life were:
• Funeral: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Chuch, Swinton Park, Ontario.
Hugh married Sarah McCormack, daughter of Daniel McCormack and Jessie Sangster, on 20 Jan 1900. (Sarah McCormack was born on 3 Nov 1874, died in 1958 and was buried in Swinton Park, Ontario.)