MILLER, Henry C. 1846-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/12/2015 at 07:05:24
Henry C. Miller, Grundy Pioneer, Dies At Beaman
Came To This Section of Iowa 70 Years Ago and Remained Here Continually.
Henry C. Miller, who for 70 years was a resident of Beaman and vicinity, died at his home in Beaman Tuesday from infirmities due to old age. He would have been 87 years old next August. He was confined to his bed but two weeks during his last illness.
Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church in Beaman on Thursday afternoon. Burial will be by the side of the wife in the Beaman cemetery.
Henry C. Miller was born August 18, 1846, at Earlville, Ill., and died at his home in Beaman, Iowa, April 25, 1933, aged eighty-six years, eight months and seven days.
When but sixteen years of age he came with his parents to Iowa and the balance of his life was spent in Marshall and Grundy counties.
It was his privilege in those early pioneer days to break the virgin sod on the prairies of Iowa and to assist at the very beginning in that enterprise that was to transform this state into a commonwealth dotted with cities and villages and with a populous countryside.
On October 14, 1869, he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Foster and the home of this pioneer couple was established on the farm just north of Beaman. Two children came to bless this union, Mrs. Charles Nickerson and Frank L. Miller, both of whom still live in that neighborhood.
In 1902 they retired from the farm and moved to their home in Beaman. On February 28, 1925, death invaded this home and Mrs. Miller answered its summons.
Beside the son and daughter, two grandsons survive the deceased and these together with a wide circle of friends are saddened by the passing of Mr. Miller.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 April 1933, pg 1
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