Born in Burlington on May 24, 1934, Henry Milton was a son of the late Merrill and Florence (Watson) Ayers. On October 27, 1955 he married Phyllis “Phil” Barrett in Gillett. Milton and Phil were very active on their family dairy farm which they both operated from 1964 until the sale of the dairy cows in 1997. Aside from the family dairy, Milt was also employed by the Corning Glass Corporation for 38 years until his retirement in 1990.
Those who knew Milt soon realized he was a hard worker. He was a very forgiving person that never held a grudge. He appreciated vintage cars and tractors. Watching car shows on television was a favorite pass-time. Milton enjoyed tinkering on anything with an engine. He was a passionate outdoorsman and enthusiastic professional wrestling fan. Milt treasured his family most in life. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Phyllis as well as a very loving and dedicated father and grandfather. The family memories and their times spent together was held near and dear to his heart.