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Miller, Charles 1835 - 1918


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/26/2021 at 09:30:27

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 12 Sept. 1918.

McGregor Man Killed.

The body of Charles Miller, 82 years old, was found beside the mail box near his farm Sunday evening. His two-wheeled racing sulky was on top of him and the young horse he had been driving standing near as if on guard.

Driving spirited horses had been a passion with Mr. Miller always and though advanced in years and several times in runaways he has not given up his practice of driving in a sulky with young horses in the harness. Sunday, on returning to his farm from town, he drew up at the side of the road to get the mail. The sulky tipped over on the high bank, frightening the horse and in the mix up which followed Mr. Miller was killed. He was not found by the neighbors until a couple hours later. The horse had been home in the meantime but had returned to stand beside his master. He leaves a wife and son and daughter, residents of Minneapolis. Mrs. Miller and daughter were in California when the message announcing the accident reached them.

(Note: WPA records indicate, Charles Miller, 1835 - 06 Sept. 1918, buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery.)


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