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MILLER, Ira V. (1858-1950)


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Date: 5/30/2021 at 16:48:28

Ira V. Miller
(September 24, 1858 - July 10, 1950)

Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thursday, July 20, 1950, p.9
Obituary – Ira V. Miller
Funeral services were conducted for Ira V. Miller at Moore and Christensen Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13, at 2 p.m. Mr. Miller passes away at his home on Taylor Street Monday, July 10 at the age of 90 years, nine months and 16 days. He was born near Monroe, Green County, Wisc., September 24, 1859. When he was five years old the family moved to Benton County and located near Vinton, where he grew to manhood and engaged in farming. He completed his education by attending Tillford academy in Vinton. He was united in marriage to Ada Usher in 1881. Their wedding trip was a journey across Iowa in a covered wagon. They located near the Soldier River, south of Battle Creek. Later they moved to Storm Lake and for two years Mr. Miller was a traveling salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Returning to Ida County, he engaged in farming until 1890 when he moved to Battle Creek and operated a livery barn. In 1909 the Miller family moved to their farm near Galva and resided there for six years. Since that time they have lived in Ida Grove. Mr. Miller lived a long and useful life. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and took an active interest in civic affairs. He was deeply interested in national and international events and enjoyed his newspaper daily. In a brief sketch of his life written several years ago and published in the history of the county it said that “socially, politically and financially he was classed with the best citizens of the town.” In all his years Mr. Miller has lived in a manner that he justly earned the esteem and respect of all who knew him. His Christian principles touched in a most practical way every phase of his life. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dollie Lloyd of Wakefield, Nebr., and Vida Miller of Ida Grove; two sons, A. Ray Miller, Ida Grove, and Ira L. Miller of Chicago. Also one grandson, Ralph M. Lloyd and six great grandchildren. One brother, J. Edward Miller of Mankato, Minn. And one sister, Mrs. Lucinda of Wakefield, who is 92 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife and two daughters, Leila and Frances. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Battle Creek.


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