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Lawrence H. Miller 1896-1924


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/23/2011 at 00:40:53

Died Suddenly at Silver City New Mexico
Lawrence Miller Passed Away Last Thursday
Was Son of J. A. Miller
Had Been South for His Health The Past Two Years – Funeral Today
Lawrence Miller, twenty-seven years of age, died at Ft. Bayard, New Mexico, last Thursday of tuberculosis and his remains were brought here for burial yesterday morning accompanied by his father, J. A. Miller, who resides on the Tinderhold farm four miles northwest of town. He had been in the south and at Fort Bayard the past few months prior to that time he attended school to the State Agricultural College at Ames and graduated from civil engineering department. When news of his serious illness came ten days ago, his father went to Fort Bayard and was there at the time of his death. His father has been a resident of this county the past four years and is one of the highly respected residents of this community. Mrs. Miller, mother of Lawrence, died quite a number of years ago. He was a remarkable young man and a great favorite among his friends. To mourn his untimely death he leaves a father, step-mother, sister and to half sisters, Helen and Pauline Miller. He served three years in the Army in France during the world war. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church and interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The many friends of the Miller family extend sincere sympathy in their hours of sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, August 13, 1924)

Service Held Here
The Remains of Lawrence Miller Were Brought from New Mexico for Burial
The remains of Lawrence Miller were brought to this city Tuesday morning from New Mexico where he had been in a government hospital for the past four years. He is a son of J. A. Miller residing six miles northeast of this city.

Mr. Miller was a boy of nineteen when the war broke out. He was then in college at Ames. His health was not the best at that time but in some manner he got into the service. He served during the period of the war but was broken down on his return. He resided here for a year and then went west. He was finally sent to a government hospital. From there he traveled about with another patient whose wife was a nurse. He finally got in the condition where he was compelled to return to the hospital where he died. His father went to New Mexico and returned with the remains. The Elk order of this city have charge of the services as per his request. The services were held from the home today at one o’clock and from the church at two thirty, The Rev. Chipperfield officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 13, 1924)

Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and sympathy extended to us during the loss of our beloved brother and son. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Miller, Mrs. J. H. Ingalls, Helen and Pauline Miller (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 20, 1924)

War Veteran Passes Away in New Mexico
Remains of Lawrence Miller Brought Here Tuesday Morning for Burial
Lawrence Miller was born at Moline, Ill., Nov.11, 1896, and passed away at Fort Bayard, N.M. August 8, 1924, having lived 27 years, 9 months and 28 days. His father, J. A. Miller, was with him at the time of his death and the remains were brought to Estherville where the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the home at 1 o’clock and services in the M.E. church at 2 o’clock where the Rev. Chipperfield assisted by Rev. LaGrone spoke comforting words to the sorrowing family. The funeral was in charge of the Elks of which he was a member.

He was graduated from the Lake Park High school in the year 1915, afterwhich he entered college at Ames from which he enlisted in the spring of 1917. He sailed for France December 4, 1917, with the 488th Aero Squadron, arrived home Feb. 28, 1919. The following fall he again took up his work at Ames where in his Junior year his health failed him and he was sent by the government to Fort Bayard, N. Mex.

Lawrence was a faithful member of the Methodist church. He had a quiet loving disposition that won him many true friends wherever he went. One of his favorite poems was Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” and a more fitting tribute to this beautiful life cannot be found.

He leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Miller and three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Ingalls, of Bryant, S. Dak.; and Helen and Pauline at home. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 20, 1924)


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