FRANK MILLS, farmer; P.O. Wadsworth; was born May 14, 1836, in a house built by his grandfather, on the farm which he settled in 1818, and in which FRANK now lives with his family and aged mother, his father having died about two years ago.  FRANK is the son of PHILO P. and AMORET (BATES) MILLS, after whose father the village of Bates' Corners is called, the former born in Norfolk, Conn., July  8, 1805, and the latter in Hartland, Conn., in 1808.  Their parents were among the earliest settlers in this county.  FRANK received a district-school education, and attended a graded school at Western Star a few terms, till about 20 years of age, when he engaged in farming with his father having, before that time, rendered him considerable service while out of school, and, being the only  child, his sister having died at 15 years of age, the care and management of the farm would devolve upon him.  

He was married, Feb. 16, 1858, to JULIA A. GROTZ, born Jan. 1, 1840, and daughter of ABRAHAM and CAROLINE (HAYES) GROTZ, of Copley, Summit Co., Ohio; by this union there are four children--FRED P., born Dec. 28, 1859; EDGAR, born Dec. 16, 1860, and died Feb. 27, 1861; MATTIE, born Oct. 14, 1862; HARRY, born March 20, 1866; all those living are at home.

Mr. MILLS was elected for a term of three years to the office of Commissioner of the county about two years ago, which office he has acceptably filled, as well as that of Township Trustee for several years, and is also Treasurer of the Village School Board, of which he has been a member for the last nine years.  Mr. MILLS is a strong republican in his political views.  He is an extensive stock dealer and shipper, in which occupation his time is diligently employed, in connection with the duties of his office.  He is a prominent and enterprising business man, respected and esteemed by all who know him.


History of Medina County, Ohio, Baskin & Battery, Historical Publishers, 1881.