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Phillip Miller 1838-1894


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/22/2011 at 17:25:31

Sunday last Phillip Miller, who has been so bad with heart disease that he has not een able to lay down in bed for weeks, and whom the attending physicians have ordered south as soon as he is able to travel, received notice that his pension had been pruned $4 per month, it having been reported to the commissioner that the applicant was an able bodied man and capable of doing manual labor. Phillip Miller is proud of his soldier record and well he may be. He was a member of the 11th New York Cavalry, enlisting in 1863 and being honorably discharged in July 1865. He is now an aged man, broken down in health, totally unfit for manual labor but it does not save him from the attack of the pension vultures into whose hands he has fallen. (Northern Vindicator, Estherville, IA, February 1, 1894)

Death of P. Miller
Philip Miller was born in Jay, Essex county, New York, Oct. 29, 1838. Moved from ther to Carlton where he was engaged in a hotel as clerk. In 1860 he married Miss Mary Shurtleff and went on a farm. Dec. 1863 he enlisted in the Union army in “Scott’s 900” – afterward the regiment was increased to 1,400 and was called 11th N.Y. regimen (cavalry.) He was mustered out at Memphis, Tenn., July ’65, on account of disability. In 1869 moved to Wisconsin, there engaged in mercantile business until 1868, when he went to Sherman, Tex., there engaging in the hotel business. In 1881 returned to Wisconsin and in 1882 came to Estherville. Died March 31st, 1894, at 8:30 o’clock p.m.

Mr. Miller had been in poor health for more than a year past but was able to move about and it was not thought his condition was serious. Saturday evening he was taken with choking spells and suddenly expired at 8:30 while sitting in his chair.

The funeral services were held Monday from the M.E. church, being conducted by the G.A.R. post, Rev. Cochran preaching the sermon, assisted in the services by Revs. Bevans, Liscomb and Coates. A large concourse of friends were present to pay a last tribute to their departed comrade, neighbor and friend. The interment took place at the west side cemetery.

The deceased leaves a widow and four sons besides numerous friends to mourn his death. (Emmet County Republican, Estherville, IA, April 5, 1894)


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