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Mary M. Jack Miller 1841-1922


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/23/2011 at 21:45:14

Pioneer Lady Passes to Her Reward
Mrs. Harvey Miller Died on Thursday Afternoon
Resided Here 46 Years
Twenty-eight Years in One Home on North Seventh Street
Excellent Woman
Mrs. Harvey Miller, one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of Estherville, passed away Thursday afternoon at her home on north Seventh street where she had resided the past twenty-eight years. Mrs. Miller was one of the most widely known women in Emmet county. The Miller family located here in 1877. Mr. Miller was a prominent G.A.R. man and held many offices of trust in this county. He was a member of the board of supervisors for several years and Mrs. Miller was very prominent in the upbuilding of Estherville. She was a woman loved by all who knew her, a happy and pleasing disposition and generous in every sense of the word. She is going to be greatly missed by those with whom she mingled. Her pastor hands us the following obituary:

Mary M. Jack was born in Pennsylvania on July 1, 1841 and came to her death at her home in Estherville, Iowa, November 23, 1922 at the ripe old age of 81 years, four months and twenty-two days.

She came with her parents to Clayton county, Iowa, in 1856 where she met and was united in marriage to Harvey Miller during the year 1876. Together with her husband she came to Emmet county in 1877 where Mr. Miller died about twenty-eight years ago since which time Mrs. Miller has lived alone in her home on north Seventh street in this city, until Thursday afternoon, November 23rd, when she answered the summons and her spirit returned to the God who gave it.

For several years Mrs. Miller has been afflicted but made a brave fight and her great power of resistance made it possible for her to keep off the grim monster until she had passed the time allotted to man by more than eleven years. Many years ago she was soundly converted and immediately united with the Methodist Episcopal church. Being a woman of strong convictions she was very pronounced in her ideals and was always true to them. As a result of her strong religious convictions she has many who rise up to call her blessed, because of her spiritual helpfulness.

Mrs. Miller leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. W. H. Nolings of Cedar Falls, and one niece, Mrs. Herbert Renshaw of Inwood. Besides those two relatives she leaves many very dear friends and neighbors who were ever ready to give comfort and sympathy during her long and trying illness.

Funeral services were conducted from the home on north Seventh street, Saturday afternoon, the Rev. George H. Whiteaker of the Free Methodist church in charge. The Rev. J. W. LaGrone of the Methodist Episcopal church offered the prayer and Mrs. Albert Mahlum sang “The City Foursquare.” Interment in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, November 29, 1922)


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