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MILLER, Bruce (1858-1940)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/2/2020 at 23:52:36

Bruce Miller
(January 24, 1858 December 17, 1940)

Ida Grove Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thurs., Dec 19, 1940, p.1, col.5
Bruce Miller, 82, Dies Suddenly At Park Hotel; Well Known Resident Passes Away In Sleep; Was Active Mason
Bruce Miller, 82, long time resident of Ida Grove community, died unexpectedly in his sleep some time Tuesday night at his Park Hotel residence. According to his intimate friends, he retired Tuesday night enjoying normal health. He apparently suffered a heart attack during the night. Imbued with an influential personality, Mr. Miller during his life time had developed countless friendships in his social and fraternal activities. His death was a great shock to the community.
Admirer of Life
Always an admirer of the innumerable advantages offered in life, Mr. Miller was a keen-minded philosopher of human characterizations and held the admiration of all his acquaintances and friends. His wit and humor in informal conversations was one of his interesting characteristic. Mr. Miller was a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to Abu Bekr Shrine in Sioux City. He was a devoted Mason and was affiliated with all branches of the order. He was a member of Kane Lodge, No.377 AF & AM, Syria Chapter, No.104, Mizpah Commandery, No.62; Sioux City Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star, No.337, Mount Ida Shrine, No.30, W.S.J. At the present time he held an office in the Chapter and Commandery. He was a member of the Presbyterian church since childhood.
Born In 1858
Mr. Miller was born January 24, 1858, at West Barnet, Vermont. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Miller. He came to Iowa when 7 years of age and settled on a farm with his parents near Marshalltown. Mr. Miller came to Ida County in 1882 and located in Silver Creek township. The following year on December 25, 1883, he was united in marriage to Clara Jane Walter. From this union, two daughters were born. One daughter, Mrs. Grace Easton, passed away in 1919. The other daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Walters, who lives on the home place in Silver Creek township, survives. Mr. Miller farmed the Silver Creek homestead until the spring of 1907 when he and his wife moved to Ida Grove to their home on South Main Street. They resided there until the death of his wife on October 31, 1935. He was one of the organizers of the Blaine Township Mutual Insurance Co. Besides his daughter, he is survived by four grandchildren, Verna Mae Bryant, Detroit, Mich.; Bruce Easton, Neeley, Nebr.; Duane Walters, Ames; two great grandchildren, and three sisters, Mary Jane and Louise Miller, Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. Mabel Shankland, Pattonburg, Mo., Funeral arrangements were incomplete today as relatives here were waiting to hear from other relatives. Masonic services, however, will be held.


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