MILLER, Amos (1863-1920)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/1/2020 at 15:22:40
(November 27, 1863 – May 22, 1920)
Ida County Pioneer, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., May 24, 1920, p.1, col.3
Death Comes Unexpectedly; Amos Miller Dies Tuesday Morning
News of the death of Amos Miller spread with shock Tuesday as many people in Ida Grove did not know that he was ill. He had been sick only six days with pneumonia and at first seemed to be making progress, but on Monday was suddenly taken worse and sank rapidly. His demise took place at 5 a.m. Tuesday. The funeral will be held Thursday of this week.
Amos Miller was born in Harrisburg, Pa., November 27, 1863, his parents being Thomas J. and Francis Miller. When he reached the age of 21 years, he decided to come West and reached Ida Grove on July 22, 1884, and has since resided here. He was married to Miss Sarah Shoop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shoop, then of Blaine township. Twelve children were born to them, three dying in infancy. Those surviving are Miss Carrie Miller, Lake City; Edwin Miller and Earl Miller of Odebolt, Mrs. Ruth Laverty of Sioux City; Walter Miller, Esther Bond, George and Russell Miller, all of Ida Grove. He leaves seven grandchildren, 3 sisters and one brother. For the past twenty-one years, Mr. Miller has been the faithful janitor at the Dewey school, loved and respected by every pupil and teach. His son was in his work and he found the greatest delight in doing it well. Supt. Latham not long ago pronounced Mr. Miller, the best man in his position that he had ever seen, on account of his loyalty and faithfulness to every duty and his kindness in anticipating every need before the school authorities expressed it. During his last illness, the welfare of the school was a constant theme on his lips and he seemed impatient not to be able to get back where he thought he was needed.
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