Philip Millis
Birth name Philip Noble Millis
Occupation Farmer
Born (1892-09-06)September 6, 1892
Clark, Illinois, United States

December 13, 1927(1927-12-13) (aged 35)
Hennessey, Oklahoma, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents William Edward Millis
Louisa Brubeck
Spouse(s) Minnie Arge Carson
Attack information
Date December 13, 1927
Location(s) Hennessey, Oklahoma, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Axe

Philip Noble Millis was an American farmer who killed his wife and five children in Hennessey, Oklahoma, United States on December 13, 1927, before committing suicide.

[1][2][3][4][5] [6] [7] [8] [9][10]


  • Minnie Arge Millis, 34, his wife
  • Berle Millis, 13, his son
  • Tynah Merle Millis, 13, his daughter
  • Marie Millis, 8, his daughter
  • Wayne Millis, 5, his son
  • France Wade Millis, 5 months, his son


  1. Kills 5 children and wife with ax, then hangs self, Chicago Daily Tribune (December 14, 1927)
  2. Father Kills Whole Family Then Himself, The Hartford Courant (December 14, 1927)
  3. Slays seven of his family - Kills self and wife, children, The Evening State Journal And Lincoln Daily News (December 13, 1927)
  4. Insane Farmer Wipes Out Family With Ax, Sandusky Register (December 14, 1927)
  5. Wife and five small children are killed near Hennessey, The Ada Weekly News (December 14, 1927)
  6. Indebted farmer slays six, self, Evening Independent (December 14, 1927)
  7. Slays wife, 5 children and then hangs himself, Reading Eagle (December 13, 1927)
  8. Late News - Hennessy, Borger Daily Herald (December 18, 1927)
  9. [1], [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  10. Slays seven of his family, Lincoln Evening Journal (December 13, 1927)

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