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Miller, William H. (1842-1910)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/10/2011 at 01:36:21

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel


He Served During the War in an lowa
Regiment and Was a Freighter Across
the Plains Before Railroads Were
Built in The West.

W. H. Miller, one of the well known and long time residents of Plymouth county, passed away at his home west of the Floyd bridge, on Friday morning about ten o'clock after a long and
painful illness. He had been an intense sufferer for the past few months and for some time it was seen that the end was not far off and the visit of the angel of death came as a relief from the sufferings he had borne with with manly fortitude and uncomplaning resignation. His death was caused by a cancer of the stomach.

Mr. Miller was one of the pioneers of northwest Iowa and came here from Sioux county more than a quarter of a century ago.

William Henry Miller was born on December 27, 1842, in Chemung county New York. In 1854 his parents came to eastern Iowa and William came with them where they engaged in farming.
When the war broke out young Miller left the plough and went to fight for his country, enlisting in company F, Forty-Fourth Iowa infantry volunteers, and serving until the regiment was mustered out after the close of the conflict. After the war he went west freighting by team across the plains before the Union Pacific railroad was built.

In 1872 he came to Western Iowa and located on a homestead in Sioux county. He came to Plymouth county in 1883 and made his home here since. He was united in marriage with Miss Talitha Amos on April 10, 1883. To them one daughter was born, now Mrs. Grove Young, residing near town on a farm. In 1890 he moved to his present home adjoining the city of LeMars and was for many years engaged in teaming and county bridge work.

He is also survived by four brothers, two sisters and a host of friends are left to mourn his death. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and was liked in the community.
He was a man of generous nature, wholesouled and kindly. In his latter days he came to see more clearly the beauties of Christianity and accepted Christ as his saviour, dying at peace with his maker and with mankind. The estimation in which he was held on the community was
partially evidenced by t h e large number who attended the funeral held on Sunday afternoon, the First t Methodist church being filled and a long procession of teams following the remains to the beautiful hillside cemetery. The services were impressively conducted by Rev. G. F Whitfield.

Out of town relatives and friends who came to attend the last rites were Charles and William Miller, of Rogers. Ark., Mrs. A. J. Hicks, Mrs. W. B. King, Miss Floosie Hicks, Macson, Mr. and Mrs. VanCarter and P. F. Vaughn, of Sioux City.

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