Winnetka girl killed by train Monday morning [Hildur Mills]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 1927, p. 6

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A verdict of accidental death was returned by a coroner’s jury in the inquest into the death of Hildur Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mills 878 Cherry street, Winnetka, who was killed by a fast train on the Chicago and North Western railroad in Kenilworth last Monday morning.

Miss Mills had been employed during the summer months as a waitress in the Fred Coutre ice cream parlors located on Railroad avenue in Kenilworth. At the time of her death, about 9:10 Monday morning, she was on her way to work and was crossing the North Western tracks at the gate immediately in front of the Kenilworth station when struck by a north bound train, death resulting instantly.

Funeral services were held from the Parish House of the Christian Fellowship in Winnetka Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Joseph H. Taylor presiding. Burial was at Memorial Park. Miss Mills was the oldest of seven children and would have celebrated her fifteen birthday next month. Surviving are her parents, four sisters, Esther, Helen, Ruth and Edith, and two brothers, John and Arnold.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Types:
Death notices
Date of Publication:
12 Aug 1927
Personal Name(s):
Coutre, Fred ; Mills, Arnold ; Mills, Edith ; Mills, Esther ; Mills, Helen ; Mills, Hildur ; Mills, John ; Mills, John ; Mills, John Mrs. ; Mills, Ruth ; Tayor, Joseph
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Winnetka girl killed by train Monday morning [Hildur Mills]