About George Mills
"...Mills, George – (12th Ten) Born about 1878 in England. After arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, he suffered from cancer. In 1854, he asked for an operation by Dr. Samuel L. Sprague in hopes of halting the incurable disease. The doctor, in consultation with three other physicians, concluded that the operation could well prove fatal. Brigham Young was consulted and gave his permission for the surgery. After arranging his will and taking care of his affairs, he was operated on Aug. 29, 1854, in Salt Lake City and died during the surgery..."