Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 24 Apr 1961 p 4 typed by Walt W
NEW RICHMOND — Benjamin Claude (Pat) McMillin, 48, South Bend, victim in Indiana's worst highway crash of the year — a two-car smashup Saturday morning on rain-slickened Ind. 25 a mile north of Metea, was a native and for many years a resident of the New Richmond community. He died in Memorial Hospital at Logansport an hour after he was brought there. He was born in New Richmond Aug. 9, 1912, to Archie and Lelia Shotts McMillin, and lived in the community 38 years. He was married at Lafayette in October 1940 to Ann Margaret Schaeffer. Mr. McMillan was a resident of South Bend the last five years, living at 1405 Calvert St., and was employed with the Armco Drainage & Metal Products Co. there. Formerly he was in the blacksmith and welding business in New Richmond and Linden. He was a member of the New Richmond Methodist Church. Survivors include the wife; an uncle, Richard Shotts of New Richmond, and an aunt, Mrs. Gaypeck of Indianapolis. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. (EST) Tuesday at the Methodist Church in New Richmond, where the body will lie in state for an hour beginning at 1 o'clock. Friends may call at the Helms Funeral Home in Linden. Rev. Harold Clark will be the officiating minister. Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery.
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 28 Apr 1961 p 7 typed by Walt W
NEW RICHMOND — Funeral services for Benjamin C. McMillin were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church here. Rev. Harold Clark was the officiating minister. Mrs. Mary Pierce, organist, played "The Old Rugged Cross". Burial was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Pallbearers, who assisted with the flowers, were Joe Weaver, Bill Roth, Kenneth Talbott, Paul Kelly, Monroe Lyons and Hugh Meharry.