MILLER, James 1866-1949
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Date: 10/25/2016 at 18:51:13
James Miller Dies Tuesday At Home; Ill But 2 Days
James Miller who had been a resident of Grundy county 67 years, and who for many years was one of the leaders in community life in the east part of Grundy county, died at his home in Reinbeck at 7:30 Tuesday morning. A stomach blood clot is believed to have been the cause of his death. Mr. Miller had been in as good health as could be expected for a person of his age, until Sunday afternoon. His condition continued to grow more serious and the doctor was called on Monday. Mr. Miller would have been 83 years old had he lived until the 23rd of next month.
The body is at the French Funeral Home in Reinbeck where a short service will be held at 1:30 this afternoon. Later there will be services in the United Presbyterian church at Reinbeck. Burial will be in the cemetery at Morrison.
Was Native of Scott County
James Miller, son of John and Nancy Miller, was born in Scott county June 23, 1866. He came to Grundy county with his parents when he was sixteen years of age living for a time on a farm north of Morrison.
He was united in marriage with Harriett Hyland on June 24, 1896. She preceded him in death on June 30, 1909. To this union were born five children; J. Harold Miller of Morrison, Mrs. W. M. Pattee of Dinuba, Calif.; J. Ivan Miller of Minneapolis; Friend H. Miller of Morrison and William Lyle Miller of Los Angeles.
Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Susie Hyland, sister of his first wife, on March 29, 1911.
Surviving, beside the widow and immediate children, are four sisters: Mrs. James Mooty, Grundy Center; Mrs. Thomas Mooty, Reinbeck; Mrs. Walter Miller of Grundy Center and Mrs. Sadie Hostetter of Homestead, Florida; several grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Miller farmed for many years west of Reinbeck, living on one place for some forty-nine years; moving to Reinbeck in February, 1945. He was always very active in community life and affairs. He had an active part in the organization of the Farmers Cooperative in Morrison, a very active part in the building of the Morrison church, and had served as a director in various banks for over thirty years. He had been a member of the Masonic Order for forty years, being a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, was a Reinbeck Bank director 32 years. Soon after moving to Reinbeck he transferred his church membership to the Reinbeck United Presbyterian church. He was always interested in the work of the church and community.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 May 1949, pg 8
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