Miller, Catherine 1873 - 1911
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/27/2020 at 18:20:47
Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer July 7, 1911, FP, C6
Shoots Wife, Children and Self.
Elma, Ia. July 4—Leslie Miller, a farmer living near Devon, shot and killed his wife, two children and then committed suicide yesterday afternoon. A long standing family feud is said to have caused the crime.
Miller murdered his children, Lillian, aged 9, and Victor, aged 8, drove to New Hampton, where his wife had been taken for medical treatment a few days before, and after engaging her in conversation, without warning drew a revolver and shot her twice, through the head and neck. She died within an hour.
Before neighbors could interfere, Miller walked around the house, and shot himself through the head, dying instantly.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows this was Catherine and that she is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington. It shows she was born March 13, 1873 and died July 3, 1911.
Chickasaw Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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