Millie Irwin

Millie Irwin
Platte County, Wyoming


In May 1852 the Irwin family left St. Joseph, Missouri, headed for Oregon. Robert Irwin, age 53, his wife Millie, age 55, and their extended family camped on the North Platte River. Here is where Millie died of cholera and was buried on June 10. Her husband Robert also lost a daughter and a grandson before he reached Oregon.


Approximately eight miles south of Glendo, Wyoming

The site is on private property.


Source: Randy Brown and Reg Duffin, Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails, OCTA, 2nd edition, 1998, pp 114-115

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