John Ainsworth Mills Family Papers 1799-2002 1844-1965


John Ainsworth Mills Family Papers 1799-2002 1844-1965

Papers of the family of John Ainsworth (Jack) Mills, Portland, Or., banker and civic leader, including photographic materials, manuscripts, biographical and genealogical materials, and financial records. Included are materials relating to the Mills and Low families of New York City and Long Island, and the Lewis, Couch, and Ainsworth families of Portland, Or.

6 document cases and 1 flat box containing:; 47 cartes-de-visites; 38 cabinet photographs; 7 daguerreotypes; 1 ambrotype; 9 glass lantern slides; 7 photographic prints; manuscripts, printed materials, and ephemera



SNAC Resource ID: 6382257

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Mills, Abbot Low, 1898-1986 (person)

Abbot Low Mills Jr. (1898-1986) was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at Harvard. His father, Abbot Low Mills, was president of the First National Bank of Portland. Mills, Jr. started working for the bank as a messenger in 1922 after graduating from college. He eventually became vice-president of the First National Bank of Portland, and vice-president and director of U. S. National Bank, Portland. In 1952, President Truman nominated Mills Jr. to serve on the board of governors o...

Couch, John Heard, 1811-1870. (person)

John Heard Couch (1811-1870) was an Oregon pioneer, sea captain, merchant, a founder of the city of Portland, and progenitor of an important and influential Oregon family line. During the 1840s he sailed merchant ships financed by John Cushing from his hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts with supplies for establishing a dry goods business in Oregon. In 1845 he claimed a square mile of land on the Willamette River in the heart of what became Portland. From the description of Logboo...

Ainsworth, J. C. (John Commingers), 1822-1893 (person)

John Commigers Ainsworth (1822-1893), president of the Oregon Steam Navigation Company. From the description of Autobiography. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702689103 John Commingers Ainsworth was born in Springsboro, Ohio on June 6, 1822. His parents died when he was young and after two years of formal schooling he went to work for his uncle, a merchant, selling trade goods from boats along the Ohio River. Soon Ainsworth split from his uncle and bought a store with a partn...

Mills, Abbot Low, 1858-1927 (person)

Abbot Low Mills (1858-1927) was born in Brooklyn, NY and educated at Harvard. He came to Oregon in 1882 and moved to Colfax, Washington, in 1885, where he was a member of the banking firm of Perkins & Mills. In 1890 he moved to Portland and became vice president of the Security Savings and Trust Co., and from 1903 was president of First National Bank of Portland. His son, Abbot Low Mills, Jr., became vice-president of the same bank, and of U.S. National Bank, Portland. From the g...

Low, Abiel Abbot, 1811-1893 (person)

Mills, William, 1757-1839. (person)

Low, Seth, 1850-1916 (person)

Mayor of Brooklyn, Mayor of New York, and President of Columbia College (later Columbia University), 1890-1901. From the description of Papers, 1870-1930. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482691 President of Columbia University. From the description of Typed letter : New York, to Ida B. Forbes, 1898 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593321 Mayor of N.Y.C. and President of Columbia University. From...

Low, Charles Porter, 1824-1913 (person)

Mills, Ellen Porter Low, 1827-1898 (person)

Ainsworth, John Churchill, 1870-1943. (person)

McCall, Tom, 1913- (person)

Low, Mary Porter, 1786-1872 (person)

Mills, John Ainsworth, 1930- (person)

John Ainsworth (Jack) Mills, Portland banker and civic leader, was born in Portland, Oregon, on September 25, 1930, the son of Abbot Low Mills, Jr. (1898-1986) and Katherine Ainsworth Mills (1903-1993). He is descended from the Low family of Brooklyn, New York, which achieved great prominence in shipping and overseas trade. Family members included: Seth Low (1782-1853) and his wife Mary Porter Low (1786-1872), and their children. A grandson, Seth Low (1850-1916), was a well-regarded political fi...

Mills, Katherine Ainsworth, 1903-1993. (person)

Ainsworth, Belle. (person)

Low, Seth, 1782-1853 (person)

New York merchant. From the description of Letter : Albany, N.Y., to Messrs. Seth Low & Co., New York, N.Y., 1847 July 15. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28328452 ...