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MILLER, Henry, 1831-1905

MILLER, ADAMS, STRICKLAND, ROSIER

Posted By: Constance, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 7/30/2019 at 11:37:52

The Argo
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Wednesday, 07 June 1905
Page 8 column five

DEATH OF AN AGED PIONEER.

Henry Miller was born near Urbana, Ohio, March 20, 1831, and died at his home in Alpha on May 27, 1905, aged 74 years, 2 months and 7 days.

In 1849 he came with his parents to Guttenburg, Clayton county, Iowa, where they resided one year, thence coming to Auburn, Fayette county, where he lived until 1S92 when he removed to Alpha, where the remainder of his days were spent.

July 2, 1S57. he was united in marriage to Emma Lucinda Adams, who preceded him to the better land March 9, 1901. Seven children were given them, two of whom died in infancy. Those remaining are Mrs. Lizzie Strickland, of Douglass, Miss Anna Miller, of Alpha, Mrs. Emma Rosier, of Fredonia, Kas., Charles W., of Gold Butte, Mont., and Clyde H., of Duluth, Minn.

Mr. Miller has been in poor health for several years but has got around with the aid of a crutch most of the time, and the day before his death he seemed as well as usual, walking to the post office for his mail as was his custom every day. The immediate cause of his death was heart trouble.

Since the death of her mother four years ago Miss Anna has devoted her whole time to her father, patiently caring for him in sickness and all the time cheering his life and smoothing his paths, as she did for her invalid mother for so many years, not seemingly as a duty but as a work of love. Her life work has been a grand one, and though now bereft she has the sweet consolation of knowing that she has cheerfully, lovingly done all that mortal hands could do.

Funeral services were held at Alpha church on Wednesday at 9:30 A . M. and the remains were laid at rest in Auburn cemetery.

Mr. Miller will be sadly missed among his acquaintances as well as in his immediate family, to whom he was most devoted. One of his admirable characteristics was the kind words he always used in speaking of his beloved wife, and his appreciation of his daughter Anna's care. A good old man has gone to rest.


 

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