Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1876, Li­ver­pool, Eng­land.

Died: May 1, 1961, To­ron­to, Ca­na­da.

Buried: St. James Ce­me­te­ry, To­ron­to, Ca­na­da.


One of nine child­ren, Mil­li­gan em­i­grat­ed from Eng­land in 1911, and be­came a lay min­is­ter tra­vel­ing a Me­tho­dist cir­cuit in Ac­ti­no­lite, On­ta­rio, Ca­na­da, for two years.

He then be­came an ed­it­or of the Pe­ter­bo­rough Re­view, joined The Globe and Mail as mil­i­ta­ry cor­res­pon­dent at Camp Bor­den in 1914, and lat­er be­came an ed­i­tor­i­al writ­er.

In 1922, he left to do pub­lic re­la­tions for the Church Un­ion cam­paign. In 1925, he joined the Mail and Em­pire staff, do­ing spe­cial writ­ing, and la­ter did pub­lic re­la­tions work for the On­tar­io De­part­ment of Mines for eight years.

His last news­pa­per job was ed­it­or of the Strat­ford Bea­con-Her­ald, from which he re­tired in 1937.

He was com­mis­sioned by La­dy Ea­ton to write po­ems for her Christ­mas cards for a num­ber of years. He was al­so a speech writ­er for Ca­na­di­an prime min­is­ter Mac­ken­zie King.