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The Southern Christian Advocate,
April 23, 1903 issue,
Vol 66, #44 pg 15 col 2:


McMILLAN--Dr John C McMillan, son of Major Sidney and Mrs Mary A McMillan was born at Marion, SC., June 25, 1858, and died in the place of his birth, December 17, 1902. His mother died when he was an infant. And his early childhood was tended by his aunt, Miss Sarah McMillan, whose devotion to him all through his life was as tender and as beautiful as that of a mother. Much of his youth was spent in the family of the late W C McMillan, under whose direction he was destined for the profession of medicine. Graduating from the Medical College of Bellevue Hospital in 1883, he acquired a fine practice at once and will always be best remembered in the place of his birth as the beloved physician. He was a very successful practioner of the healing art, having been amply prepared for such practice by both nature and training. His sincere sympathy and cherry disposition as well as his skill in treatment, made hundreds of dark homes radiant, and when it was realized that he was no more, it was such a shock as a community seldom sustains.

John C McMillan was a fine philanthropist. He literally laid his life upon the altar of humanity's service. During the twenty years that he was engaged in his practice, he took no vacation until the disease which took his life forced him to the hospital. He did not practice medicine for the gain, but for the love he bore to humanity. Night and day his services were at the call of the poor as well as the rich. His charity practice cannot be estimated, and even in the service of the well-to-do, he never sought to take care of himself. He was also an upright and public spirited citizen who threw all the influence he possessed on the moral side of every question that confronted the community. He was converted at Centenary Camp-meeting and joined the Methodist Church when quite young. He did not often speak of his relations to God, which invest life with its most sacred hopes but that he had hopes, none who lived nearest him could doubt. On April 11, 1888, he married Miss Mattie W Robson of Charleston. Two bright children, James and Hallie, share with their mother the irreparable loss of husband and father. In their sorrow they have the tenderest sympathy of a bereaved community. R E Stackhouse

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, July 23, 2002.

The State Paper Thursday December 18 1902 pg 2 col 3

Dr John McMillan Is Dead
A Prominent Physician and Substantial Citizen of Marion Passes Suddenly Away at His Home

Special to the State
Marion---Dec 17---Dr John C McMillan died at his home here this morning. His death was very unexpected as he had been confined to his bed but a short time, although his health had not been good for several months and only recently he had been to the hospitals of the north for treatment. Apoplexy was the cause of his death.

Dr McMillan was a native of this county and practically the whole of his life was spent here. He was about 45 years of age and was the eldest son of Major Sidney E McMillan whose death occurred recently. His mother was the first wife of Major McMillan and her maiden name was Mary Palmer.

Dr McMillan was a highly successful physician, especially in the department of surgery and in his death the profession loses an honored member, and our community a useful and prominent citizen. He was a man who possessed a most pleasing personality and a charm of manner that greatly endeared him to his patients and all those with whom he came in contact.

His wife, who was Miss Robson of Charleston, and two children survive him.

The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow morning. The Knights of Pythias will take part as the deceased was an active member of that order.

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 10 Oct 2003.

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