MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 398
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Oct. 2, 2007
At her home on the Burlington road, Saturday, December 16, 1893, HENRIETTA MILLAR, wife of John W. Millar, aged 56 years, 3 months and 12 days.
The news of the death of Mrs. Millar, which sad event occurred at 9 o’clock Saturday evening, was received with deep regret by her many warm friends in this city and vicinity. She was prostrated with an attack of la grippe a week ago Sunday, and although skilled medical attendance and tender nursing were hers, she failed rapidly under the ravages of the disease, passing peacefully away at the hour above stated.
Mrs. Millar’s maiden name was Henrietta Mikesell, her parents being John and Anna Mikesell, two of Muscatine county’s most respected early settlers. She was born in Blairsville, Penn., and came with her parents to Muscatine in 1842. She was united in marriage with John W. Millar in November, 1864, and is survived by her bereaved husband and three daughters, Anna, Hallie and Henrietta. Besides these her aged mother, one brother, M. L. Mikesell, and one sister, Miss Anna C. Mikesell, survive. The deceased possessed a beautiful Christian character and was universally beloved by a large circle of friends. Her deepest affections were centered in her family and home, but she was ever ready with a sympathetic word or to do a kind act, many of which will live after her. The sympathy of many friends will be tendered the family in their great bereavement.
The funeral services will be held from the residence at 11 o’clcok Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. S. H. Parvin, of the Presbyterian church, of which church the deceased was a devoted member.
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