Milan Packard (1830 - 1911)

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Birthplace: Parkman, OH, USA
Death: Died in Springville, UT, USA
Occupation: President & General Mgr Utah & Pleasant Valley Railroad
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About Milan Packard

Milan’s teenage years in Nauvoo, Illinois, and Hazel Green, Wisconsin. He was twenty years of age when he came to Utah with his parents and settled in Springville, Utah, Utah. Converted to Mormonism while in Ohio. After his father’s death, he became a farmer, than a merchant for many years. He assisted in building the 1st Dam on Hobble Creek. In the early 1870’s he was the manager of Star Consolidated Mining Company. In 1876 he was the promoter of the Utah and {Pleasant Valley Railroad, then became it’s President and general manager. Eventually the railroad became the Rio Grande Western Railroad. The railroad was 50 miles long built to bring the coal to market. He paid $800.00 for the privilege of surveying the Township of Scofield for coal. Later he became the Director of the Springville Banking Company. Later he was involved in the freighting business. Milan was a Republican. He fought in three wars, Black Hawk War and the San Pete’s Wars.

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Milan Packard's Timeline

October 7, 1830
Parkman, OH, USA
December 21, 1856
Age 26
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
August 21, 1858
Age 27
October 7, 1860
Age 30
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
February 26, 1867
Age 36
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
November 8, 1869
Age 39
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
April 25, 1872
Age 41
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
November 20, 1874
Age 44
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
Age 47
Springville, Utah, UT, USA
August 28, 1911
Age 80
Springville, UT, USA