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Milan Packard

Birthplace: Parkman, Geauga County, Ohio, United States
Death: August 28, 1911 (80)
Springville, UT, United States
Place of Burial: Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Noah F Packard, II and Sophia Packard
Husband of Margaret Jane Packard
Father of Sarah Deliliah Meneray; Delia Mineray; Milan Packard, II; Jacub Asa Packard; Chillion Fay Packard and 6 others
Brother of Noah Packard, III; Orrin Packard; Henry Packard; Olive Amelia Craw; Nephi Packard and 1 other

Occupation: President & General Mgr Utah & Pleasant Valley Railroad
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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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, Geauga County, Ohio, United States
Hazel Green, Grant, Wisconsin, United States
August 21, 1858
October 7, 1860
Springville, Utah, UT, United States
February 26, 1867
Springville, Utah, UT, United States
November 8, 1869
Springville, Utah, UT, United States
April 25, 1872
Springville, Utah, UT, United States
November 20, 1874
Springville, Utah, UT, United States
Springville, Utah, UT, United States