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.