Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


Herman McMillian[p. 281] is the leading physician of Mahoningtown, and as such enjoys the confidence and esteem of a large number of patrons in that borough and scattered about in the surrounding country. He is a native of Lawrence County, and was born in Wurtemberg, Wayne township, March 13, 1862; he is a son of William and Eleanor (McMillin) McMillin, and was third in order of birth in a family of eleven children. William McMillin was born in Big Meadows, this county, April 14, 1825, and died March 25, 1895, after a well-spent life in the pursuits of agriculture. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and in his political views was first a Whig and then a Republican. His parents were Edward and Nancy (Lamont) McMillin, both of Scotch parentage. Edward McMillin, who was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., and followed farming throughout the active period of his life, died in 1830 at the age of fifty years; he was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Our subject's mother was born near New Castle, and was a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Mouk) McMillin. Mary Mouk was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., a daughter of Daniel Mouk, a native of Pennsylvania, and a blacksmith by trade, who attained the age of eighty years. Joseph McMillin, grandfather of Dr. McMillin on his mother's side, was born in Washington County about 1814, and was, killed at the age of sixty-nine by being thrown from his carriage in a runaway accident. He was a tinner by trade; his father, John McMillin, was a farmer by occupation, and was born in the eastern part of Pennsylvania somewhere in the vincinty of Philadelphia.

Dr. McMillin attended the district schools in the vicinity of his father's farm near Wampum until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to Rock Island, Ill., and worked two years in a lumber mill. On his return, he attended Grove City College in Mercer County for four years, and then for the next six years was engaged in teaching school. During this period, having already fixed his aim on the medical profession, he was preparing himself by judicious reading to prosecute with credit his studies in that chosen field. He then attended the Western Reserve of Cleveland, Ohio, for a year and the University of Wooster, Ohio, and graduated on March 26, 1891, from the Medical College of Western Pennsylvania. In the following month he came to Mahoningtown, and located and opened an office, where he has since been engaged in the successful practice of his profession. Our subject has met with the most flattering recognition of his ability and worth during his short residence in Mahoningtown, and has won golden opinions from all fair-minded men for his honorable and professional method of treating all applications for his skilled assistance. His practice has grown phenomenally, and within the first six months after locating, he could well lay claim to the largest practice in the borough, and this practice is still growing and extending its bounds.

Politically, Dr. McMillin has always associated himself with the Republican party, and has served two terms on the school board. Socially, he is a member of Amazon Lodge, No. 336, Knights of Pythias, of Mahoningtown; and of the Lodge of the Craft, No. 433, F. & A. M., of New Castle.

The publishers of this volume take great pleasure in presenting Dr. McMillin's portrait on a preceding page, in connection with the foregoing biographical sketch.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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