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Samuel B. Miller

MILLER, BRICKER, CHESTNUT, BETTS, KETTLE

Posted By: IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 11/11/2013 at 21:33:10

DIED. Miller. In Spirit Lake, February 1, Samuel B. Miller, aged 78 years.
This event was expected for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Miller went back to the old Pennsylvania home on a visit early in October. While in the east a limb that has given him much trouble in recent years kept Mr. Miller in bed much of the time, and brought him home in a considerably depleted condition. The inevitable was soon apparent to the family and friends, and dropsy soon brought him low. Calmly and uncomplainingly the old veteran approached the end and unconditionally surrendered to the eternal decrees.

Samuel B. Miller was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. On Christmas Day, 1851, he was united in matrimony with Mary Louisa Bricker, of Newville, in the same state, who for fifty-eight years has been to him a treasure of value inestimable in all his varying fortunes. To this union was given eleven children: Libbie, (Mrs. J. W. Chestnut) John W. and Frank Miller, now deceased. Mrs. Annie Miller Betts, of San Diego, California; Park, of Long Beach, in same state; Samuel, of Minnesota, Charles, of Washington; George, Robert and William, of Spirit Lake; and Fred, of Sheldon, survive.

One year after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Miller came to Iowa, locating at Iowa City, but shortly moved to Blue Earth, Minnesota, which was the family home for many years. From there he went into the service of his country early in the civil war, and in the south and on the frontier against the Indians he saw much service in which he showed the mettle of the true patriot and the good soldier. Early in 1878 a home was made in Spirit Lake, where he put in the remainder of his days. Farming, hotel and restaurant keeping were his chief engagements in civil affairs, during his active life and until his years became a burden to the flesh.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. A. Kettle were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a large congregation of neighbors and friends. It was the privilege of all the family to be present with the exception of the son and daughter living in California.

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