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Sunday's Obituary: William Milstead

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) – April 06, 1903

WILLIAM MILSTEAD. Laurel, MD. April 5 – The funeral of Mr. William Milstead was held this afternoon at the Laurel Presbyterian Church, Rev. A. E. Baker officiating.

Mr. Milstead was a native of Occoquan, Va., and was born in the year 1834. His wife was a Miss Mary J. Macartney, of Cecil county, Maryland. He made Laurel his place of residence for about 30 years. For 20 years he conducted the Milstead Hotel, which structure was destroyed by fire several years ago. He was affiliated with Laurel Wreath Lodge of Masons, the local commandery of the Knights of Pythias and with the Order of Odd Fellows. The services at the grave were conducted by Laurel Wreath Lodge and the pallbearers were Masons and Knights of Pythias. The funeral was largely attended, among those present being ex-Congressman Blakeney and Mayor Timanus.

Mr. Milstead was one of Laurel's most prominent and esteemed citizens and died April 3 at the Maryland University Hospital, of Baltimore, where he had been taken for treatment after an illness of less than a week. Mrs. Mary J. Milstead and three sons and four daughters survive him. The children are Mr. John H. Milstead, Mrs. W. C. Beall, Mr. William P. Burns, all of Baltimore; Mr. William T. Milstead, of Washington; Mrs. A. M. Kellogg and Mrs. D. C. Fithian, of Laurel, and Mr. Walter A. Milstead, of Manila, P.I.

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