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Postmasters

Posted: 1025383872000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1030393288000
Surnames: Milliken
I am trying to find out when my great grandfather was postmaster of a small town in Iowa. The town was in Davis Co., Bloomfield, Ia. This had to before June of 1913 as he died in June of that year. His name was Jasper Newton Milliken. He had a son named Harry A. Milliken, who I thought maybe was a letter carrier. His other son was James Curtis Milliken, who was my grandfather.

If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
Betty Jo

Re: Postmasters

Laura (View posts)
Posted: 1047438392000
Classification: Query
I work for the postal service and every office ( in Kansas) I have ever worked in had a nice framed list on the wall with the names and dates served of the postmasters. Try asking the office he worked in.

Re: Postmasters

Posted: 1047565923000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1119925445000
Laura, you've got me curious now. Postal workers are considered Federal employees, right? I wonder if there is any repository of historical employee records archived somewhere that a genealogist could make a request for information -- much like the military records available through NARA. Anyone know?

Diane

Re: Postmasters

Laura (View posts)
Posted: 1047611342000
Classification: Query
Now that am not sure of, I'm sure there is but it might be protected information, I'll ask at work and see. Postmasters were/are considered pretty important people in the Postal Service, the rest of us are just little people. I know years ago you had to declare a political party to get a job. If the Pres. was Rep. Postmasters were Rep., if the Pres. was Dem. the postmasters were Dem.. I live in a small town and I've read old newspapers that talk about the goings on at the Post Office. The post office was an important thing to a town. I bet you will find their names in the newspaper.

Re: Postmasters

Posted: 1047671383000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1140543581000
The NARA has the information you want
don't think you can access it online you may have to visit the regional center near you
http://www.archives.gov/facilities
good luck

Re: Postmasters

Posted: 1181178713000
Classification: Query
I found this name in the USPS database.

Name Title Date Appointed Post Office County State
Jasper K. Milliken PM 05/16/1914 JOELTON DAVIDSON COUNTY TN




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