MILLER, Cora 1872-1924
MILLER, LYNN, MCDOWELL
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Date: 3/16/2015 at 14:41:56
The funeral services for Mrs. Oscar Miller were held Monday forenoon at the home of her son, Dave Lynn. Mrs. Miller formerly lived on a farm near Reinbeck, until the death of her first husband, David Lynn, fifteen years ago. A couple years after, she moved to Parkersburg, living there until her marriage to Mr. Miller, of Winthrop, Iowa, which occurred seven years ago. Mrs. Miller was the mother of eleven children, ten of whom are still living. She was a loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 November 1924, pg 10
Cora McDowell was born in Wisconsin, March 21, 1872, and passed away at her home near Winthrop, Iowa, Friday, Nov. 7, 1924, at the age of 52 years, 7 months and 17 days.
She moved with her parents to Iowa in 1879. In the year of 1891, she was united in marriage with David Lynn at Reinbeck, Iowa, he having preceded her in death fifteen years ago, May 4, 1909. To this union were born eleven children, four sons and seven daughters, one son having died in infancy and the rest of the children growing to young manhood and womanhood. They are W. J. of Dike, Mrs. Adam Engle of Hudson, Mrs. J. F. Lee of Adel, Mrs. H. A. Krumlinde of Cedar Falls, D. G. of Dike, Mrs. J. A. Willsey of Yellow Grass, Sask., Canada, Mrs. A. A. Miller, of Willsville, Ohio, Mrs. Fred VanTassel of Parkersburg, Mrs. Carl Damm of Dike and Harold at home.
After her husbands death she made her home on a farm near Reinbeck until in 1917 she moved with her family to Parkersburg where she made her home until her marriage to Oscar Miller of Winthrop, Dec. 16, 1920. Mr. Miller had moved with his children from Ohio and cared for them two years previous to their marriage, when Mrs. Miller stepped into the home and cared for his children as she had for her own. She was a kind and loving mother and worked hard to keep her family together. She made friends with everyone she met.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church and retained her membership there until the time of her death.
Mrs. Miller was taken suddenly ill with heart trouble Friday, October 31st, while writing a letter. She gradually grew worse until Wednesday she seemed somewhat better and was up and around the house. Friday morning she got up at her usual hour feeling fairly well and at about ten o'clock she was taken with a bad spell with her heart and was taken to her bed and passed away suddenly at about three-thirty that afternoon.
Besides her husband and her own children, she leaves to mourn her death, seven step-children, fourteen grand-children, two sisters, seven brothers and a host of friends.
The funeral services were held at the home of her son David in Dike and were conducted by Elder J. W. Dorcas of Nevada, Iowa.
We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness to us during the sickness and death of our wife and mother and for the music and beautiful floral offerings.--Mr. Oscar Miller and children. Her own children.
--Parkersburg Eclipse (Parkersburg, Iowa), 13 November 1924, pg 1
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