Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Miller


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Sunday, 15 Aug 2004
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          CASEY, Ill. -- Robert Dean Miller,  79, of Casey died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, Aug 13, 2004, in Heartland Manor Care Center.  He was a welder for M&E Drilling Co., Ashley Oil Co. and Bolin Enterprises, all of Casey.  He was born Dec. 15, 1924, in Casey to  Elihue Miller and  Dessie Gross Miller.
          Survivors include his wife,  Ramona Jean Perry Miller,  whom he married Dec. 24, 1950, in Casey; three daughters and sons-in-law,  Tami and  Jerry Hacket [sic--Hackett]  of Westfield,  Janice and  Bill Blankenbaker  of Casey, and  Nancee and  Lee Owens  of Avon, Ind.; two brothers and sisters-in-law,  Charles and  Mary Miller  of Casey and  Clyde and  Linda Miller  of Greely, Colo.; a half brother,  Oscar Lee Chapman  of Danville; and seven grandchildren,  Amanda Hackett Kunde  and husband Jeremiah,  Nathan Hackett,  Brandon Blankenbaker,  Ryan Blankenbaker,  Quinton Owens,  Aaron Owens  and  Monaca Owens.  He was preceded in death by his father; his mother,  Dessie Gross Miller Chapman;  one half brother,  Larry Dale Chapman;  and one half sister,  Mary Jane Chapman.
          He served in the Army during World War II and received four overseas service bars, the European-African, Middle Eastern Campaign medal, a Silver Battle Star, Good Conduct medal, Distinguished Unit badge, Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and World War II Victory medal.  He was a member of Casey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5762, Hazel Dell American Legion Post 1230 and Casey Masonic Lodge 442 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.
          Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Markwell & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Hollensbe officiating.  Music is by Barb Conrad and Julie Denny.  Burial is in Washington Street Cemetery, with graveside military rites by VFW Post 5762 and American Legion Post 1230.  Pallbearers are Nathan Hackett, Brandon Blankenbaker, Ryan Blankenbaker, Quinton Owens, Aaron Owens and Jeremiah Kunde.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, December 30, 2002
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LaDonna L. Miller, 94, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, Waldron.
Born Sept. 21, 1908, in Indianapolis, d/o  James Ira and  Sophie (Wharton) Reser.  Married Morris J. Miller on July 13, 1980, and he preceded her in death in 1992.
Survivors include one stepson, Glenn Miller  of Shelbyville; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack (Lois E.) Banker  of Shelbyville; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one daughter, Alberta Barton, and 1 granddaughter, Karen Barton.
Lifelong Shelbyville resident.
Employed at KCL Corp. for six years, William H. Block in Indianapolis for six years and as a cook for Shelby County schools.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Burial Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Monday, 29 Oct 2001
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          Patty J. Miller,  73, of Terre Haute died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in her residence.  She was born June 23, 1928, in Terre Haute to  Llewellyn Jones and  Edith Dittemore Jones.  Survivors include her husband,  James R. Miller;  one daughter,  Kelly Jo Mars;  one sister,  Norma Gray;  and two granddaughters.
          Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mathias officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, January 27, 1999
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Lewis C. Miller, 83, died Jan. 17 in Lakeland, Fla.
Longtime Moral Township resident, 
Born April 21, 1915, in Moral Township, s/o  William J. and  Ona R. (Boring) Miller
Jan. 16, 1936, married  Melrose Fisher, and she survives.
1934 Moral Township High School graduate.
Farmer until the late 1970s, when he retired and moved to Lakeland.
Other survivors are two sons, Donald Miller, Rush County, and  Ronald Miller, Modoc; four brothers, Verus L. Miller, Cambridge City, Jarold W. Miller, Fairland, and  Lester Miller  and  Chester Miller, both of Shelby County; a sister, Elizabeth Miller, Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three sisters.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, August 28, 1998
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Carl I. Miller, 68, Fairmount, Grant Co, IN, died in Kokomo.
Born 21 Jun 1930, Moundsville, WV, s/o  Lawrence  and Amanda Jane Stone Morgan Miller.  Married  Shirley Mae Harvey  5 Aug 1951.
Graduated Taylor Univ and Garrett Theological Seminary.  Minister at Point Isabel UMC until ill in June.  Sears, Roebuck & Co for 30 years.
Pastorates in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Arcola, Dunkirk, Mooresville area.  Member of Friends Western Yearly Meeting.
Habitat for Humanity, mission work teams, Lions Club, Fairmount Ministerial Assoc, Sons of Harmony barber shop chorus.
Lions Leader Dog Program.
Survivors: wife, Fairmount;  daughters  Phyllis Fleming  of Shelbyville,  Patricia Decker  of Wyandotte OK,  Rebecca Belcher  of Noblesville,  Mary Merrill  of Dike IA; son  Karl F. Miller  of Indianapolis; brother  Robert Lawrence Miller  of Utica MI.
Preceded in death by infant son  David  and brother, Dale Morgan Miller.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Marion  Chronicle  Tribune
Marion, Grant County, Indiana
3 Jan 1998
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Sept. 25, 1917 - Jan. 1, 1998
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          GAS CITY -- Mary M. Miller,  80, 612 Chestnut Drive, died at 5 a.m. Thursday in her home.  Mrs. Miller was born in Linton.  She moved to Grant County in 1933 and lived in Gas City for 22 years.  She married  Orval Miller  on May 26, 1934.  He died in 1970.  She worked in special assembly in the glass factory at Owens-Illinois.  She retired in 1975 after 33 years.  She was a member of Eastern Star of Gas City and received her 50-year pin in 1996.  She was a member of the Golden Emblem Club -- Owens-Illinois.  She enjoyed square dancing and camping. She was a member of First Christian Church of Gas City.
          Survivors include two sons,  Bob D. (Eileen),  Bullhead, Ariz., and  Jack L. (Joyce),  Gas City; three daughters,  Nancy K. (Mrs. Robert) McGuire  and  Linda D. (Mrs. Bob) McCormick,  both of Gas City, and  Connie Sue (Mrs. Don) Lodge,  Greentown; a sister,  Jeanetta Holeslaw,  Monon; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
          Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Needham Storey Funeral Service, Storey, Chapel, 400 E. Main St., with Chaplain Martin Hess officiating.  Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  An Eastern Star memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association and the Cancer Society.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, December 19, 1997
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Paul H. Miller, 87, Westfield, died Thursday.
Born on Feb. 3, 1910, in Rush County, s/o  Emerson and Ruby Alice (McMichael) Miller.  He married Wilna Irene (Rigsbee) Miller  on Nov. 3, 1934; she preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 1990.
Millwright at Detroit Diesel, Allison Division of General Motors Corp., Indianapolis, retiring in 1976.
Member of Blue River Wesleyan Church, Rush County.
Survivors include a son, James E. Miller, Westfield; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son and two daughters.
Blue River Wesleyan Church, Rush County.  Rev. Paul Wesley Miller officiating.  Burial Blue River Wesleyan Cemetery, Rush County.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Tuesday, 23 Jan 1996
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          Alfred "Red Eye" Miller,  72, of Terre Haute died Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996, in his residence.  He was born March 27, 1923, in Terre Haute to  Joseph Miller and  Vonda Smith Miller.  Survivors include his wife, _______________* sons,  Charles **, __________, *** Russell E. Miller,  James V. Parsons Jr.  and   Michael R. Miller;  two daughters,  Virginia Collins  and  Vicki Ready;  one brother,  Roy Miller;  three sisters,  Doris Chapman,  Helen Torphy [sic–Torpy]and  Geneva Adams;  17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
          Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Mathias officiating. Cremation is scheduled.  There is no visitation.
__________ Betty's notes:
          * One line is unreadable on this obituary. It appears that perhaps there was a water mark across the middle of his picture and through the line of type completely wiping it out.
          ** The line below is also difficult to read. This is an initial.
          *** I think this says  Lankford so perhaps his stepson, Charles Lankford.  There was a Charles Thomas Lankford (born 1946) living in Terre Haute at the time per the U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wed., April 24, 1991
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Oren Wayne Miller
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          Services for Oren Wayne Miller, 63, Flat Rock, who died Monday in Sarasota, Fla., will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Norman Funeral Home, Hope, with the Rev. Marvin Arnett officiating. Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where a masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
          Mr. Miller, who had retired from Roberts Asphalt Co., had been a member of the farmers Masonic Lodge and Moose Lodge, Columbus, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World war ii.  A son of  Jesse and Sonora (Harris) Miller,  he was born July 1, 1927, in Shelby county. He was married Feb. 11, 1972, to  Helen Gates Fuel,  who survives.
          Other survivors are daughters,  Jo Williams,  Gainesville, Fla., and  Karen Kerr,  Manilla; a son,  Terry W. Miller,  Shelbyville; stepdaughters,  Sandra Bailey  and  Phyllis Fields,  both of Westport; stepsons,  Dennis Fuel,  Gary Fuel  and  James Fuel,  all of Greensburg; five grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Dickson, Shelbyville.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  Marion  Chronicle  Tribune
Saturday, 17 Jan 1987
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          GAS CITY -- Jane E. Miller, 81, 100 E.S. "G" St., Gas City, died at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at her winter home in Stuart, Fla.  Born in Greene County, Mrs. Miller had lived in the Gas City area for 62 years.  She is survived by a son, Andrew T. Hensley, Gas City; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
          Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jay-Swift & Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, with the Rev. Terry Bishir officiating.   Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.  Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Thursday, 25 Jul 1985
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          Vonda Miller,  82, 3244 N. 23rd St., died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday in Union Hospital, of natural causes.  She was born Oct. 5, 1902, in Daviess County to  Howard Smith and  Savina Inman Smith.  Her husband,  Joseph R. Miller, died in March 1976.  Survivors include three daughters,  Helen Torpy,  Doris Chapman, and  Geneva Adams,  all of Terre Haute; two sons,  Raymond Miller and  James Roy Miller,  both of Terre Haute; 42 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Full Gospel Assembly of God Church.  Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phillip Curtis officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. today.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Marion  Chronicle  Tribune
Tuesday, 19 Mar 1985
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          GAS CITY -- Paul H. Miller,  80, 100 E.S. "G" St., Gas City, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at Marion General Hospital.  Mr. Miller, a native of Ohio, was a retired employee of Owens-Illinois, Gas City.  He was a member of the Onized Club.  He is survived by his wife,  Jane;  one son,  Andrew T. Hensley,  Gas City; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
          Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Jay-Swift & Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, with the Rev. Ralph Rickner officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, February 19, 1983
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Ada T. Miller, 96, former Shelby County resident, died today at the Indiana Christian Retirement Park, Zionsville.
Retired employee of the Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op, moved to Indianapolis in 1940; member of the East Park United Methodist Church.
D/o  Riley  and  Katie (Huffman) Winton, she was born October 19, 1886 in Shelby county.
Surviving:  son, William Kenneth Miller, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; a brother, Harvey Winton, Logansport; and a sister, Roseanna Chapman, Shelbyville.  Eight sisters preceded her in death.
Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. Bruce Ammerman officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Peggy Wilson*
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Friday, 12 Mar 1976
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          Services for  Joseph R. Miller,  77, 3244 N. 23rd St., who was dead on arrival at Terre Haute Regional Hospital at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Herbert Neal officiating.  Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call.  Retired Railroadmen's Association will conduct memorial services prior to the funeral.  He was a retired railroader and a member of Retired Railroadmen's Association.
          Surviving are the widow,  Vonda;  three daughters,  Mrs. Helen Torpy,  San Diego, Calif.,  Mrs. Geneva Adams  and  Mrs. Doris Chapman,  both of Terre Haute; two sons,  Raymond and  Roy,  both of Terre Haute; a sister,  Miss Jane Miller,*  Stuart, Fla., 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
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*Betty’s note:  In his father’s obituary, Jane is referred to as  Mrs. Paul Miller.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Plainfield  Messenger
Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana
16 Jan 1974
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          Services for  Mrs. Lois Miller,  70, 1007 Raymond street, Plainfield, were Tuesday afternoon at the Hampton-Gentry funeral home with the Rev. Warren Robbins officiating.  Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery.  She died Saturday at Lakeview Manor nursing home in Indianapolis.  Born Feb. 16, 1903 in Green [sic--Greene] county, she was the widow of the late Clyde Miller who died in 1960.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the Plainfield Christian church.
          Survivors include two daughters,  Mrs. Donna McComb, Indianapolis and  Mrs. Dova Sokol  of Mooresville; her mother,  Mrs. Mary Catron,  Plainfield; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, November 13, 1971
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Clarence Kuhn Dies at 71
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Mrs. Frances M. Miller, 58, died Friday, Linwood, California.
Born Shelby County January 16, 1913, d/o  William Otto  and  Bessie Ethel Vice Hauk.
Married  Arthur E. Miller, who survives.
Also surviving:  mother and sister, Mrs. Edghill (Betty) Moore, both of Shelbyville
Preceded in death by father and sister, Mrs. Maxine McLean.
Carmony Funeral Home here with Rev. James H. Horner officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Marion  Chronicle  Tribune
16 Dec 1970
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          GAS CITY -- Orville* (Jack) Miller,  56, 612 Chestnut Dr., was found dead at his home here Tuesday afternoon.  Dr. John Pattison, the Grant County coroner, said Mr. Miller died of a shotgun wound in the chest.  Mr. Miller was a native of Lyons, Ind., and had lived in Gas City for 34 years.  He was employed as a pipefitter and belonged to the Gas City Masonic Lodge.           He is survived by the widow,  Mary;  two sons,  Bob Miller,  Fontana, Calif., and  Jack Miller,  Marion; three daughters,  Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Clock,  Hartford City;  Mrs. Robert (Linda) McCormick,  Gas City, and  Mrs. Donald (Connie) Lodge,  Greentown; 15 grandchildren; one brother,  Joseph Miller,  Terre Haute, and one sister,  Mrs. Paul Miller,  Stuart, Fla.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jay, Swift and Storey Funeral Home, 400 E. Main St.  The Rev. Martin Hess will officiate and burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery, near Upland.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be conducted at a time to be announced.
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*Betty's Note:  This was spelled  Orval  in the obituary title and can also be seen as Orval on the tombstone pictured on findagrave.com.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Linton  Daily  Citizen
Greene County, Indiana
Tuesday, 26 May 1970
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          DUGGER -- Mrs. Ada B. Miller,  87, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at her home on Linton, rte. one.
          Mrs. Miller was born April 3, 1883 in Martinsvile, the daughter of  Henry and  Ruth Kincaid Hoops.  Survivors include four daughters,  Mrs. Georgia Wise  of Lennox, Calif.,  Mrs. Bessie Scales  of Hymera, and  Mrs. Beatrice Kirkman  and  Mrs. Alma Myers  of Linton; two sons,  Norman Miller  of Linton and  Charles Miller  of LaPorte; 51 grandchildren, 106 great-grandchildren, and 37 great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband  Elijah,  four children and 10 grandchildren preceded her in death.
          Funeral services will be held at the Newkirk Funeral Home at Dugger at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


A  Rushville  Newspaper
Rush Co, Indiana
(31 July 1969)
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FORMER  RESIDENT  DIES  ON  SUNDAY
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Mrs. Florence Brown Miller, 69, of Indianapolis, a former Rushville resident, died at St Francis Hospital in Beech Grov.
Widow of  Elmer J. Miller, who died a year ago.  A resident of Indianapolis about 45 years, Mrs. Miller lived at 4103 Carson Ave.
When they lived in Rushville, operated a grocery store at Third and Buena Vista.
Survivors include two sons:  Robert and Francis; two grandsons and three great-grandsons, all of Indianapolis; two sisters:  Mrs. Mary Tomes  of Milroy and  Mrs. Hazel Alter  of St Paul, and several other relatives in Rush county.
Member of the Fountain Square Christian Church, where she was a former Sunday School superintendent.
Meyer and Abdon Funeral Home, 1509 Prospect Street, in Indianapolis.  Burial Memorial Park Cemetery there.
Contributed by Richard Weightman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 23, 1968
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Clarence V. Miller, 71, died Wednesday at his home, Indianapolis.
S/o  Ira C. and  Nancy G. High Miller.
Survivors:  widow  Maysel B. Miller;  sister, Miss Edna Miller, Frankfort, Indiana.
Two sisters preceded him in death.
Graduate of Morristown High School and Central Normal College at Danville, Indiana.
Member Fountaintown Christian Church, Sigma Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.
Taught in the Hancock County grade school at Mt. Comfort and was principal of Pleasant Run Elementary School in Marion County, 1921-1949, then Wanamaker grade school.
Irvington Hill Chapel of Shirley Brothers Funeral Home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Sunday, 30 Sep 1962
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          LINTON, Ind., Sept. 29 (Special) -- Maude Miller,  87, died at the home of her daughter at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.  Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. Gertrude Kirkley  of Linton and  Mrs. Jane Miller  of Gas City; three sons,  Joe R.  of Terre Haute,  Harvey  of Jonesboro and  Jack  of Gas City; 18 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Alexander-Poindexter Funeral Home in Linton where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with Major Gertrude Calvert officiating.  Burial will be in Waggoner cemetery near Lyons.
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*Betty’s note:  In her sister Gertrude’s and brother Joseph’s obituaries, Jane is referred to as MISS Jane Miller.  In her father’s obituary she is referred to as Mrs. Paul Miller.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Plainfield  Messenger
Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana
27 Oct 1960
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Clyde Miller
Passes Away
Suddenly
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          Clyde L. Miller,  a well known farmer who resided on the Bradford Road near Bridgeport, passed away very suddenly last Friday* evening as he sat reading the newspaper.  He had been in the hospital several times and returned home just three weeks ago.  He had been ill about five years but his death was very unexpected.  He was born at Lyons, Indiana, 57 years ago.  He and Mrs. Miller celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary last April 3.  They moved to the Bridgeport area about 11 years ago coming from Bloomfield.  He was a member of the Scotland Presbyterian church.
          Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hampton Funeral Home with burial at Maple Hill cemetery.
          Survivors include the widow,  Lois Miller;  two daughters,  Donna Snyder  of Beech Grove,  Dova Sokol,  Johnson City, Tennessee; three grandchildren; his mother,  Maude Miller  of Linton; three brothers,  Joseph  of Terre Haute,  Harvey  and  Jack  of Gas City; and two sisters,  Jane Miller,  Gas City, and  Gertrude Kirkley,  Linton.
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*Betty’s note: The previous Friday was October 21.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


A  Rushville  Newspaper
July 2, 1959
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FORMER  GROCER  HERE
SUCCUMBS
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          Elmer J. Miller, 70, of Indianapolis, a native of Rush County, died Thursday after several months illness.  He was a retired railroad engineer, and formerly operated a grocery store in Rushville at Third and Buena Vista Avenue.
          He is survived by the widow, Florence Brown Miller, two sons, Robert and Francis, two grandsons and a great-grandson, and several relatives in this locality, including nephews:  Carl Dearinger of Arlington; Clell Dearinger and Chester Dearinger of Rushville;  John,  Joe,  and  Frank Miller of Rush County, and nieces:  Mrs. Bernice Carr of Homer, and Mrs. Deweese Beckner, New Castle.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Meyer and Abdon Funeral Home, 1509 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  The family residence is at 4103 South Carson Ave.
Contributed by Richard Weightman


The  Shelbyville  News
April 16, 1959
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MRS. MILLER
DIES AT HOME
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Long Illness Fatal
To City Woman, 80
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          Ill for the past several years, Mrs. Dora C. Miller, 80, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at her home, 334 S. Miller St., at 3:15 this morning.
          Mrs. Miller was born in Addison township Feb. 22, 1879, a daughter of  James K. and Mary Mitchell. On March 2, 1899, she was married to  Bert Miller whose death occurred April [cannot read dates; could be 17, 1936].  Her only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Miller was a member of the West Street Methodist Church. Her funeral will be held at the Sleeth Funeral Home Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. B. J. Benner officiating. Interment will at Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 16, 1956
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DEATH  CLAIMS  BERT  MILLER
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Services Tuesday For Local Resident, 78
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          Bert Miller, 78, 334 S. Miller St., died at a county nursing home Sunday at 8:00 a.m. afer an illness of three months.
          Born near Boggstown on May 27, 1877, he was the son of  Rufus and Matilda Jane (Williams) Miller.  On March 2, 1899, he was united in  marriage with  Dora Mitchell  and she survives.  Also surviving are a brother, Clyde Miller  of Warsaw and several nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Miller had spent most of his life in this city and formerly was superintendent of the Albert Manufacturing Company.  He also formerly was employed with the Spiegel Furniture Company.  He was a member of the West Street Methodist Church and the Modern Woodmen of America.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home with Rev. F. P. Bedwell officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Don Mitchell


The  Kokomo  Tribune
Howard County, Indiana
January 12, 1954
Page 1
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          Shelbyville, Ind.  Carlos H. Miller  of Shelbyville was killed early today when his car ran off U.S. 421 just west of Middletown and overturned in a ditch.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Linton  Daily  Citizen
Greene County, Indiana
Monday, 5 Oct 1953
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Eligh Miller, 77,
Is Taken by Death
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          Eligh Miller,  77 years old, a retired coal miner, died at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home west of Linton.  He had been in fading health for three years and seriously ill one week. Mr. Miller was born in Pennsylvania, and moved to this part of the state when he was seven years old.  He had spent most of his life in the Dugger and Linton communities.  Mr. Miller had been employed in various mines in this community.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
          Mr. Miller is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Ada B. Miller;  two sons  Charles B. Miller  of LaPorte and  Norman H. Miller  of Linton; five daughters,  Mrs. Lula Hoops  and  Mrs. Beatrice Kirkham  of LaPorte,  Mrs. Georgia Wise  of Dugger,  Mrs. Bessie Scales  of Hymera and  Mrs. Alma Myers  of Linton; one brother,  James Miller  of Washington; 45 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
          The body was taken to the Newkirk Funeral home at Pleasantville and returned today to the family residence.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home, with Rev. John Jerrells officiating, and burial will be made in the Olive Branch cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, February 7, 1953
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AGED  COUNTY
RESIDENT  DIES
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Rites for Albert C. Miller
To Be Conducted Saturday
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          Albert C. Miller,  93, lifelong resident of the Freeport community, died Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Land Nursing Home in Morristown.  He had been seriously ill since suffering a fractured hop in December.
          MR.  MILLER  was born near Freeport on June 7, 1869, and followed the occupation of farming throughout his lifetime.  He was the son of  Peter and  Minerva (Colclazier) Miller.  In October, 1884, he was married to  Prudence Cooper  whose death occurred in 1950.
          Four children were born to the union and two survive,  Mrs. Robert Lewis  of Fountaintown and  Otis Miller  of Morristown R.R. 1.  A son  Guy,  and a daughter,  Mrs. Lora Lewis,  preceded in death.  Also surviving are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
          MR.  MILLER  was a member of the Freeport Methodist Church and funeral services will be held there Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Frazier Funeral Home in charge.  Burial will be in Concord cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, July 12, 1951
(weekly paper)
from the daily of Tuesday, July 10
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RETIRED  SCHOOL  TEACHER  DIES
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          Miss Laura Blanche Miller widely known retired Morristown school teacher, died last night at the Land Nursing Home after having been in failing health for the past two years.  She was 87 years of age.  Miss Miller, a native of Martinsville, taught in the Morristown school from 1903 until her retirement in 1924.  She had attended Indiana University and graduated from the University of Chicago and taught at Martinsville, LaPorte and Anderson before going to Morristown.  She was instrumental in securing the Morristown school commission.  Her parents were  Capt. William H. and  Marthina (Toner) Miller and she was born on December 28, 1863.  She was a member of the Morristown Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star and had served as worthy matron of the latter organization.  She is survived by three nieces and one nephew,  Mrs. Oren Saunders of Indianapolis,  Mrs. C. H. Berry  and  Mrs. Pearl Ponell  of Nashville and  Harland Miller  of Cleveland, O.  Funeral services will be held at the Frazier Funeral Home Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Asbury cemetery with members of the Eastern Star participating in the services.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Marge Roberts*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, March 2, 1951
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MILLER  FUNERAL
SET  FOR  SUNDAY
Freeport Man, 82, Succumbs at Madison
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Charles R. Miller, 82, Freeport, died yesterday at Madison.
Resided entire life in Shelby county.
Born April 5, 1868 in Shelby county.
Married  Addie Showalter  in 1893; she died on January 28, 1920.
Married  Florence M. Augustus  who survives.
Other survivors:  daughter, Mrs. Lois Wickliff, of Shelbyville; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by daughter, Mrs. Mary Sullivan  in 1933.
Member Freeport Methodist Church.
Funeral:  Freeport Methodist Church.
Burial:  Concord cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk of Morristown. 
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
December 27, 1949
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Frank  Miller  Dies  Here
Rites  Tomorrow  For  Life-Long  Resident
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          A life-long Shelby county resident,  Frank Miller,  age 87, died at the Major Hospital Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock.  Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Dec. 19.
          MR.  MILLER  was born in Shelby county Oct. 31, 1862, a son of  William and  Harriet (Davison) Miller  and married  Mary C. Strahl, who preceded him in death Feb. 5, 1917.
          He is survived by two daughters,  Mrs. Edwin Elder  and  Mrs. Florence Dorsey  of Chicago, Ill.; one brother,  Bert Miller, of Shelbyville and one sister,  Mrs. Thomas Updegraff of Shelby county.  Mr. Miller was a retired cabinet maker and a member of the Eagles lodge.
          FUNERAL  SERVICES  will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing mortuary and Rev. R. A. Shumaker will officiate.  Burial will be at Second Mr. Pleasant cemetery.  Members of the local Eagles lodge will perform graveside rites.
Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 6, 1947
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MILLER  RITES
ARE  CONDUCTED
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Mother of Herbert Miller
Dies In Accident
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          Funeral services were held at Rushville yesterday for  Mrs. Dessie Miller,  age sixty-five, wife of  Omer A. Miller,  of Rushville, and mother of  Herbert E. Miller,  of rural route 2.  Mrs. Miller died at the Seymour hospital Sunday morning of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon.
          THE  ACCIDENT  occurred as the Miller car was in collision with another automobile south of Seymour.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller were returning home from a visit with another son at Daytona Beach, Fla.  Surviving with the husband and two sons mentioned are two other sons,  Woodrow and  William Miller,  of Rush county.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday February 14, 1944
Page 1
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FORMER  RUSH  COUNTY    
            RESIDENT  SUCCUMBS
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Mrs. Ruby  Miller  Dies  at  Sister's  Home
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          Mrs. Ruby Miller,  age seventy-one, lifelong resident of Posey township, Rush county, died Friday at 11:45 p.m. at the home of a sister,  Miss Myrtle Mc-  [sorry, my copy ended here.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 1, 1944
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DEATH  CAUSED  BY  PNEUMONIA
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          Dr. Harry Miller, 76, prominent retired physician, died at 4:00 a.m. Sunday at his home in Morristown after a long illness.
          Born in VanBuren township August 3, 1867, Dr. Miller was the son of John H. and Mary J. Robinson Miller.  He moved to Hanover township in 1880 and a little later to Morristown.
          He was graduated from the Indiana Medical College in 1891 and did graduate work in Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
          Dr. Miller spent nearly forty years in United States government hospital work, being chief surgeon at the Marion Soldiers Home for many years and later was the chief surgeon at Danville, Illinois Soldiers Home.  Owing to ill health he retired and spent each summer on his farm near Morristown and each winter in California or Florida.
          Until his retirement he was a member of the Grant County Medical Association and the Indiana State Medical Association.
          He was married to  Miss Adelaide Smith, of Fountaintown, January 1, 1900.  Dr. Miller was a member of the Methodist church.
          Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Adelaide Miller; an uncle, Charles M. Robinson, Morristown, and an aunt, Mrs. Wesley Talbert, of Washington state.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the L.V. Hauk funeral home with the Rev. Floyd Cook, pastor of the Morristown Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dennis McCormick


The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Wednesday, 25 Mar 1942
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Special To The Tribune
          LYONS, Ind., March 25. -- Milton Elihue Miller,  74 years old, died at 11:30 o'clock Monday night at his home here.  He is survived by the widow, four sons,  Clyde  of Bloomfield,  Joe  of Terre Haute, and  Jack and  Harvey  of Gas City; two daughters,  Mrs. William Kirkley  of Linton, and  Mrs. Paul Miller  of Gas City; a brother,  Bob Miller  of Terre Haute; a sister,  Mrs. John Belcher,  of Linton; seventeen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lyons Christian church.  Burial will be in the Wagoner cemetery.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 4, 1940
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MRS.  JOSEPH  MILLER
DIES  AT  HOSPITAL
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Funeral to Be Held Monday for
Widow of Former Bottling
Company Head.
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          Mrs. Clara Frances Miller,  well known Shelbyville resident and widow of the late  Joseph Miller,  former president of the Coca-Cola Company here, died at 8:00 o'clock last night at Major hopsital.
          Mrs. Miller, who was 57, had been ill several weeks and her condition became critical Tuesday.  Death was attributed to a complication of ailments.
          The daughter of  Frank and  Elizabeth Rehme,  Clara Frances Rehme was born in Shelbyville January 7, 1883.  She was married to Joseph Miller, of near Prescott, 31 years ago.  His death occurred Dec. 4, 1935, and that of her mother, March, this year.
          Mrs. Miller is survived by two children,  Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Kremer,  Shelbyville, and  Harold Joseph Miller,  at home; three borthers,  Henry  and  William Rehme,  both of Rushville, and  August Rehme,  Shelbyville; four sisters,  Mrs. Regina Oakley,  Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Hattie Hendrickson,  Mrs. John Edwards  and  Mrs. Zita Schoepfel,  all of this city, and two grandchildren.
          A life memeber of the St. Joseph Catholic church, Mrs. Miller will be buried in St. Joseph cemetery following rites at the church at 9:00 a.m. Monday.  Rev. Clement Zeph will officiate, with interment in charge of Loren R. Murphy, funeral director.
          Mrs. Miller was also active in the Daughters of Isabelle and as a member of St. Anne's Altar Society.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Mary Rinehart


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 4, 1939
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RITES  PLANNED  FOR
MRS.  LAURA  MILLER
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Widow of Samuel Miller Dies at
Home of Daughter,
Mrs. Edwin Honey.
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          Mrs. Laura Moncrief Miller,  78 years old, widow of  Samuel Miller,  died at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Edwin L. Honey,  in Shelby township.
          She had spent her entire life in Shelby, Decatru and Rush counties.  Survivors include six children,  Mrs. Maggie Honey,  at whose home she died;  Mrs. Carrie Hill,  of Rush county;  Mrs. Rena McAhren,  of Waldron;  Mrs. Bertha Huntington,  of Moscos, Rush county;  Frank M. Miller  and  Albert Miller,  of Indianapolis.
          The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Moscos Christian church.  Burail will take place in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.  Friends may call at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Honey until shortly before the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Kokomo  Tribune
December 23, 1935
Page 1 and 2
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          James Miller, 38, Berne, Indiana factory employee, died of injuries received a week ago when his car skidded into a culvert.  Miller's body was taken to Shelbyville for burial.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelby  Democrat
1935
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JOSEPH  MILLER, JR.
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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Secretary-Treasurer of Coca-Cola
Bottling Works Here Passed
Away Suddenly.
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  SATURDAY
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          Joseph H. Miller, Jr.,  of this city, secretary-treasurer of the Coca-Cola Bottling Works, of this city, passed away at 1:30 o'clock this morning, at his home, 924 south West Street.  He had been ill a short time, and his death which was due to angina pectoris, is a great shock to the community.  Mr. Miller was active in community affairs and his death is deeply mourned by hundreds of friends.
          Mr. Miller was born in Shelby township, in the St. Vincent neighborhood on December 15, 1878, being at the time of death fifty-six years old.  In early life he lived with his parents on a farm in the St. Vincent neighborhood.
          On September 23, 1907 Mr. Miller was married to  Clara Rehme,  of this city, and to this union were born two children,  Mrs. Vernard Kremer,  of this city and  Harold Miller,  at home.
          The deceased was part owner of the Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Shelbyville and was secretary-treasurer of the organization, having entered the business with his brother-in-law,  Gus Rehme,  of this city, in 1917.
          Survivors with the wife and children are three brothers and five sisters,  They are  Lawrence  and  Theodore,  of Shelby township, and  Martin,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Walter Boehle,  Cincinnati, O.;  Mrs. Edward Siefert,  near Marietta;  Mrs. Arthur Boehle  and  Mrs. Noble Aubrey,  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Edward Runnebohm,  of Shelby township.
          The deceased was a devoted member of the St. Joseph Catholic church here and a member of the Knights of Columbus lodge.
          Last rites will be held at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Joseph church, the Rev. John Rager, officiating.  Loren H. Murphy is in charge of burial which will be in the St. Joseph cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Mary Rinehart


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, November 30, 1933
Page 1 column 5
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JESSE  MILLER, 71, CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Uremic Poison Fatal To Shelbyville resident
This Morning At 6:40 O’Clock
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PUBLISH  FUNERAL  RITES
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          Jesse A. Miller, well-known resident of this city, died at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. William Clark  at 502 West Hendricks Street at 6:40 o’clock this morning.  Uremic poison was the cause of death.  For the past sixteen months Mr. Miller had made his home at Mr. and Mrs. Clarks’ home.
          The deceased was born in Washington township, Shelby county on February 8, 1862, and was at the time of death, seventy-one years old.  He was twice married but no children were born to either union.
          He was first married to  Miss Jennie Miller  of Illinois who passed away nineteen years ago.  About eighteen years ago, he was united in marriage with  Mrs. Izora Keith,  whose death occurred in September 1930.
          Mr. Miller leaves one sister,  Mrs. Vina Carter  of Palm Beach, Florida, one step-son,  Jesse M. Keith  of this city; one step-daughter,  Mrs. Pearle Porter  of San Bernadino, California; and several nieces and nephews.
          He was a member of the First Methodist Church of this city and of the Masonic lodge of Norristown.
          The body was removed to the home of  Jesse Keith at the entrance of the Forest Hill cemetery this morning where friends may call anytime after four o’clock this evening.  Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday’s issue of The Republican.  Charles M. Ewing is the funeral director in charge.
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Ibid.
Friday December 1, 1933
Page 1 column 3
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LAST RITES ANNOUNCED
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Funeral Services For Jesse A. Miller
to be Held Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
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          Funeral services for  Jesse A. Miller, whose death occurred Thursday morning, will be conducted at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Keith  at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. L. T. Freeland, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating.  Interment will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, July 25, 1933
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MARTIN  MILLER
CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Local Resident Dies At Home
Here After Illness of Asth-
ma and Heart Disease
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FORMER  TOWNSHIP  TRUSTEE
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          Martin D. Miller,  lifelong county resident, age 79 yreas, died at his home, 614 South Harrison Street, at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, after an illness of asthma and heart disease.
          The deceased was born on September 21, 1853, the son of  John F. and  Sarah Miller.  His marriage to  Louisa S. Tindall  took place in 1885.  There wee no children.  One brother,  Jess A. Miller,  of Shelbyville, and a sister,  Mrs. Vina Carter,  of Palm Beach, Florida, survive.  Mrs. Miller's death occurred a number of years ago.
          Mr. Miller was trustee of Washington township from 1884 to 1885.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge, No. 147, of Norristown.
          The body was moved to the Ewing funeral chapel, where funeral services will be held at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. H. W. B. Myrick, of an Indianapolis Spiritualist church, officiating.  The Masonic lodge will participate in the funeral rites.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Milford  Herald  News
Milford, Iroquois County, Illinois
Thursday, 17 Dec 1931
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DEATH   FOLLOWS   AS
TRUCK,   CAR   COLLIDE
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Elihu Miller of Gary Killed in
Crash South of the
Creek Monday.
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          When a large south-bound truck owned by the C.I.P.S. Co. and a Ford coach attempted to pass at the south end of the "S" curve on the Dixie highway 200 yards south of the Sugar Creek bridge at the edge of town, a collision resulted in which  Elihu Miller,  25, of Gary, Indiana lost his life, about 5 o'clock Monday evening.  The big truck plunged down the steep embankment along the east side after smashing through the guard rail.  Mr. Miller was accompanied by his wife and three children,  Robert,  aged 7,  Lewis,  4 and  Charles  six months.  All were injured but not seriously.  The truck was driven by  James Thatcher  of Paxton and he was enroute to that city.  The Miller family was going north on the way home.
          The coroner's inquest was held at the M. A. Weyand mortuary in Milford Tuesday, the jury placed responsibility for the accident on the truck.  The driver contended his machine was on the right side of the center line and that the Miller car ran into it.  Other witnesses stated it was their opinion that the truck was crowding over to the south.  Both machines went over the embankment.
          Injuries about the head were credited with causing the death of Mr. Miller.  The injured were taken to the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Len Newtson  where their injuries were cared for by a Milford physician.  The remains of Mr. Miller were taken in the M. A. Weyand funeral car Wednesday morning to Casey, Ill. about 115 miles south of here for interment.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 17, 1928
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MOTHER  OF  FIVE
CHILDREN  DIES
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Mrs. Josie Miller, 37, Succumbs
After Long Illness, Burial
Monday.
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FATHER,  HUSBAND  SURVIVE
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          Mrs. Josie Miller,  wife of  Fred Miller,  who resides in Shelby township, east of Wilson, died yesterday afternoon after a long illness.  She was 37 years of age.
          Surviving her are the husband and five children:  Margaret,  Ralph,  Gertrude,  Emmagene,  and  Arthur.  She also leaves her father,  Charles Stader;  one brother,  Loren Stader  and two sisters;  Mrs. Charles Ueres,  of Chicago, Ill., and  Mrs. Harry Gates  of Columbus.
          The funeral service will be in the Mt. Pisgah church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. George E. Burkher officiating.  The interment will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards is the funeral director in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 1, 1928
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WIDOW  CIVIL  WAR  VICTIM  IS  DEAD
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             Mrs. Margaret Miller, 86 years old, widow of Sylvan Miller, who was killed in action in the Civil War many years ago, died at seven-thirty o'clock Monday night at her home near the Liberty U. B. church, north of Freeport in Shelby County.  Her death was due to an attack of acute indigestion and other ailments caused from her advanced age.
          She was born and raised in Shelby County and had always been a resident of the community.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the United Brethern church and she was one of the beloved women of the section where she had made her home many years.  Her maiden name was  Margaret Colclazier, her parents and relatives being among the early settlers of the vicinity.
          Surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs. Perry Unger, one sister, Mrs. Clara Dungan, and one brother, John Colclazier, at Morristown.  She also leaves three grandchildren,  Mrs. Marie Bertram,  Harold Young,  and  Clarence Young.
   
       Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty U. B. church.  The Rev. George Stainbrook, and the Rev. M. Mayfield, of Morristown will officiate.  Burial will be in the Libery U. B. cemetery in charge of Carmony Bros., undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, September 27, 1924
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GEORGE  MILLER  DIED  YESTERDAY
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Former Resident Of Shelby County Passed Away At Zanesville, Ohio
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WAS  EN  ROUTE  TO  FLORIDA
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          Word has been received here of the death of  George Miller, sixty-eight years of age, at a hospital in Zanesville, Ohio, during last night.  Mr. Miller, his wife [Mary Ann] and two grandchildren started a few days ago to Florida and he was taken ill in Ohio.  His death was caused from kidney and liver trouble.
          Mr. Miller had been in ill health for the past six months, but had recovered sufficiently he thought to make the trip to the southern climate.  The deceased had resided on a farm on the Michigan road just west of Waldron for several years and was well known to many Shelby county people.  Besides the widow, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fred [Pearl] Stickford, of Noble township, and a number of grandchildren.  Announcement of the funeral will be made Monday by R. T. Stewart.
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Monday, September 29, 1924
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MILLER  FUNERAL  TO  BE  
TUESDAY  AT  ST. VINCENT
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          Funeral services for  George Miller  of Liberty township, who died in a hospital in Zanesville, Ohio, Friday night, will be held from St. Vincent church, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, with the Rev. Father Wolf officiating.  Interment will be in the St. Vincent cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.
          Besides the widow and daughter, Mrs. Fred [Pearl] Stickford, of Noble township, the deceased is survived by two brothers and a sister, William  and  Thomas Miller, of Liberty township and  Mrs. Martha Byland, of Minnesota.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Don Byland*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday May 24, 1924
Page 1 column 4
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AGED  LADY  DIED        
        SATURDAY  MORNING
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Mrs. Martha Miller Passed Away
At Her Home After A Long Illness
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  MONDAY
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          Mrs. Martha Miller, age seventy-nine, one of the best-known elderly residents of Morristown and community, died Saturday morning at four o'clock at her home in Morristown.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Miller was the widow of  Captain W. H. Miller, who died March 23, 1923.
          She was a native of Shelby county, and was born on a farm near Shelbyville in 1844.  She was married to Mr. Miller in 1865.  After their marriage they went to Martinsville, where Mr. Miller engaged in business.  They made their home there for twenty-five years.  After Mr. Miller had disposed of his business there, Mr. and Mrs. Miller went to Morristown where, for twenty-one years she has made her home.
          Mrs. Miller had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for fifty-two years.  Twenty-one years of that time she had held her membership in the Morristown church.
          She was the mother of ten children, six of whom are living.  Surviving are three daughters,  Mrs. Alice Covel, of Los Angeles, California;  Miss Bernice Miller, of Indianapolis, and  Miss Laura Blanche Miller, at home; three sons,  A. L. Miller, of Indianapolis;  W. E. Miller, of Seattle, Washington, and  F. T. Miller, of Kankakee, Illinois; one sister,  Mrs. Belle Warble, of Shelbyville, and two half-brothers,  John Toner  of Shelbyville, and  Elmer Toner  of near Flat Rock.  Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home in Morristown Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Collins officiating.  Burial will be made in Asbury cemetery, L.V. Hauk in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Anita Lumsden*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday March 24, 1923
Page 1 column 4
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W. H. S. MILLER  DIED  FRIDAY
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Captain In Union Army During Civil War
Passed Away At Home In Morristown
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MASON  FIFTY-SEVEN  YEARS
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Funeral Services To Be Held at Dodd Memorial Hall
Monday Afternoon
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          The few remaining members of Dumont Post, G.A.R. of this city, will go to Morristown Monday to attend the funeral and to bury with military honors their comrade and true friend, Captain W. H. S. Miller.  After an illness of months, Captain Miller passed away at his home in Morristown at midnight Friday night.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Dodd Memorial Hall building in Morristown, the Masons, Odd Fellows, the G.A.R. and American Legion post participating.  The interment will be in Asbury cemetery in charge of L.V. Hauk.
          Captain Miller was born on a farm near Marietta eighty-three years ago.  His parents were among the first people of the Marietta settlement.  He grew up as most boys did of that period but he was constantly fired by an ambition to larger and better things.  When war was declared in 1861 Mr. Miller was quick to enlist and at once commenced the work of recruiting a company.  Succeeding in this company, he was assigned to the Thirty-third Indiana Regiment with Miller as first lieutenant.  He served through the war and upon his true merits as a soldier he won a captain's commission and from that time he was always greeted as Captain Miller and he looked the part.  There never was a more perfect gentleman than he.  At the close of the war he married  Miss Marthena Toner, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Toner, who for years resided west of Shelbyville on the Marietta road.  For thirty-five years Captain Miller was one of the leading merchants of Martinsville.  His health breaking, he returned to Shelby county, going to Morristown where he resided and where he was held in the highest esteem by that entire community.  He belonged to the M. E. Church and was a Mason for fifty-seven years, an Odd Fellow for forty-eight years and a Grand Army man from the inception of that organization.  Captain Miller was a real man, loved his fellowman, and was considerate of all and held an abiding faith in the living God.  In addition to his wife he left six children.  Albert L. Miller, of Arlington, Rush county;  Edward Miller, of Seattle, Washington;  Frank B. Miller, of Kankakee, Illinois;  Mrs. Alice Carville, of Los Angeles, California;  Miss Bernice Miller, of Indianapolis, and  Miss Laura Blanche Miller, at home, who has been professor of English in the Morristown schools for nine years.
          When taps are sounded over the grave of Captain Miller, the Grand Army boys will have paid their last loving respects to one of Shelby County's best citizens.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Anita Lumsden*


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 17, 1922
Page 1 column 3
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MRS.  JULIA  MILLER
PASSED  AWAY  TUESDAY
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          Mrs. Julia Miller, 90 years old, died at the county farm, near this city, Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock.  Her death was due to her advanced age.  The burial will be made at the county farm cemetery, Thursday morning at 10 o’clock and will be in charge of Carmony Brothers, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Miller had been an inmate at the county institution for several years and had apparently been in very good health until a few weeks ago, when she was taken seriously ill, which resulted in her death.  She is survived by one son and two brothers.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Nita Snyder*



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, December 4, 1920
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PARALYSIS  WAS  CAUSE  OF  DEATH
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Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Died Friday Evening
At Home In Middletown
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, age sixty-six years, widow of  Levi Miller, died Friday evening at five o'clock at her home in Middletown, Shelby county.  Her death was caused by paralysis, she having recently suffered a second stroke.  She had been living in Middletown for five years, and for four years had been an invalid.  Mrs. Miller had been a member of the Bethel Baptist Church for a number of years.  She is survived by three sons, Alva and Herschel, of Middletown, and  Frank Miller, of St. Paul; three sisters, Mrs. Hannah Ballard, of south of St. Paul;  Mrs. Georgia Ann Dottel, of Greensburg, and  Mrs. Anna Martin, of Middletown, and three brothers, Charles Sumpter, of Dayton, Ohio, and  William and Albert Sumpter of St. Paul.  Funeral services will be held at the home Monday morning at ten o'clock. Burial will be in charge of Stewart & Fix.
[Buried Reed Cemetery - BH]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, July 1, 1920
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RUSH  COUNTY  RESIDENT
DIED  THURSDAY
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          Word was received here today announcing the death of  Elmer Miller, age 38 years, son of  Ben Miller, of west Hendricks street, which occurred at his home, near Falmouth, Rush county, Thursday.
          Mr. Miller was one of the most prominent farmers in Rush county and was quite well known in this city, where he had many friends.  He was a member of the Mason and Red men lodges.  Mr. Miller was a man of sterling qualities and always was ready to help those in need.  He had been a resident of Rush county for about 14 years and had made many friends.  Besides the widow he is survived by three children, namely,  Ben,  Alfred,  and  Doris Leone.  He also leaves his father and grandmother,  Mrs. Elizabeth Miller  of this city.
          The funeral will be held at the Valley church, Rush county, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1918
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FOUND  DEAD
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Body  of  Lewis  F.  Miller  Discovered  Early  Today.
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       Lewis F. Miller, 67 years old, was found dead in his bed early this moring by his seven years old son, John Miller. Mr. Miller lived southwest of Freeport, in Hanover township.  Dr. G. I. Inlow, county coroner, conducted an investigation.  He reported death caused by heart trouble.
       Mr. Miller leaves his widow, Mrs. Ida Miller, four sons, three daughters, two brothers and two sisters.  Private funeral services will be held at the home Saturday moring at 10 o'clock.  Burial will be made in the Hanover cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 24, 1914
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          Mrs. Samantha Miller, wife of  George Miller, of Liberty township, died at her home Thursday night at nine o'clock.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases with which she had suffered since last September.  For the last week her condition has been such that the relatives had known that she could not live long.  At the time of her death Mrs. Miller was aged fifty-six years.
          She was a daughter of the late  John  and  Virginia Byland, who were pioneer residents of Shelby county.  She was born in Liberty township and had lived there all of her life.  She was married to Mr. Miller at the age of twenty years.
          Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, having held her membership there for a number of years.
          She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas [Grace] Kelley, of Brandywine township, Mrs. Fred [Pearl] Stickford, of Liberty township; two brothers, William  and  George Byland, now living in Minnesota and one sister, Mrs. Mayme Van Eaton, of Minnesota.  She also leaves five grandchildren.
          The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at three-thirty o'clock at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Rev. Father Ketter officiating.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday February 18, 1914
Page 1 column 2
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JENNIE  S. MILLER  HAS  PASSED  AWAY
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Death Occurred Wednesday Morning At Home In Hendricks Township,
After An Illness Of Four Months
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          Mrs. Jennie S. Miller, wife of Jesse Miller, died Wednesday morning at 3 o’clock at her home in Hendricks township, after an illness covering a period of four months.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Miller was well known among the residents of the southwest part of the county and her death will be a sad blow to all of her friends, as well as the members of her family.  Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller.  She was born September 14, 1864, and at the time of her death was aged forty-nine years, five months and four days.  Until her marriage September 29, 1881, she resided at Carthage, Illinois.
          Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Miller have resided in Hendricks township.  She leaves her husband, her mother, three brothers,  Walter and  John Miller, of Carthage, Illinois; and  Alfred Miller of Denver, Colorado; three sisters,  Mrs. Ellen Yelton,  Mrs. Matilda Stickel  and  Mrs. Amanda Gibson, all of Carthage, Illinois.
          The funeral services will be held at two o’clock Friday afternoon at the West Street M. E. Church, the Rev. S. J. Cross, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Hageman & Hendrickson.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, September 21, 1905
Page 1
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          The casket of  Frederick W. Miller  will be open so his friends can view the remains tonight from 6:30 to 8 o'clock and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ibid.
Wednesday, September 20, 1905
Page 1
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FREDERICK  W.  MILLER.
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Prominent and Respected Citizen
Passes to His Reward.
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           Frederick W. Miller  died Monday afternoon shortly after 3 o'clock at his home, No. 161 west Hendricks street, in this city.  He had been in failing health for several months, and a few days ago had a stroke of paralysis which hastened his death.
          Mr. Miller was born in Beesen, Hanover, Germany, March 12, 1820, and at the time of his death, his age was eighty-five years, six months and seven days.  He emigrated to America when he was sixteen years of age.  He came to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he located and became an apprentice in the blacksmith trade.  Afterwards he moved to Germantown, Ohio, where he followed his trade for several years.  Still later he removed to Batesville, Indiana, and from there he went to Decatur county for a few years and finally located Middletown in Shelby county, where he conducted a general merchandise store and blacksmith shop for many years.
          In 1873 Mr. Miller retired from active business and moved to this city, where he has resided ever since.  Mr. Miller was elected a member of the city council of Shelbyville some time in the eighties, and served in that office for two years with honor and credit to himself and the people of the old Fourth ward, whom he represented.
          He was successful in business, and by his economy, energy and honest dealing with all with whom he came in contact, he accumulated a fortune.  He was a man of strong character and had the sterling qualities of manhood that made him a type of the very best citizen.  He was kind hearted and his disposition was so genial and social that he made all with whom he associated his lasting friends.
          Mr. Miller was married to  Elizabeth Stickford,  in Ripley county, Indiana, November 26, 1856, who now survives him.  Besides the widow, he leaves his foster daughter, Mrs. Millie Stiegelmyer, wife of  Henry Stiegelmyer, of this sister, also three sisters, Mrs. Anna Buishing, of Cincinnati, and  Mrs. Brockman  and  Mrs. Buercermyer, who reside in Ripley County, and the children of a deceased sister, one of whom is  Emma Letsinger, formerly of this city, now of Kokomo, Indiana.
          The funeral services will be held at the residence on Hendricks street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by Rev. W. E. Price.  Edwards & Hageman have charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, July 7, 1899
Volume XXXIX, Number 52
Page 1, column 3
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         The funeral of  Mrs. John Miller,  whose death occurred Sunday in Shelby County, took place at Second Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday, conducted by Rev. P. O. Duncan.
Note:  Date of death, 2 Jul 1899 – Shelby County Indiana
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, July 7, 1899
Volume XXXIX, Number 52
Page 3, column 3
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BENGAL
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          Mrs. John Miller  died Sunday of consumption and was buried Tuesday at the Miller cemetery.  She leaves a husband and six small children.
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Notes:
The Indiana WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, referencing Book H-23, page 35, records that  Ella Miller,  a white female (no age), died 2 Jul 1899 in Shelby County.
Shelby County Indiana; Index to Marriage Record 1856-1920 Inclusive Volume, W. P. A Original Record Located: County Clerk's Off; Book: 13; Page: 575 shows:  John M. Miller  married  Florence E. Johnson  on 9 Jul 1890 in Shelby Co Ind.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, July 7, 1899
Volume XXXIX, Number 52
Page 6, column 6
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2D MT PLEASANT
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          The funeral of Mrs. John Miller occurred here Tuesday.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 17, 1894
Page 4, column 2
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          The remains of the late William Miller, who died in Osakis, Minnesota, will arrive here on the 4:40 p.m. train today, and be taken to the home of his son, George Miller, six miles east of town, where funeral services will be held at one p.m. tomorrow.  Cummins & Edwards have charge of the remains.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 6, 1892
Page 3, column 2
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          Edward Miller  an aged and respected citizen of Shelby county, passed into the presence of his maker as peacefully as a child falls to sleep.  His death occurred on September 22nd, 1892.  He was born in Ohio in 1813 April 2nd, near Gyandott.[sic]  He was a member of the Baptist church.  Rev. Pavy, of Shelbyville, officiated at his funeral.
          His father moved to Indiana when deceased was 14 years old, where he purchased a large tract of government land, a portion of which deceased owned and resided on at the time of his demise.  He was in his 79th year.  He married  Sarah J. Stevens  at Moores Hill, Indiana.  He leaves a wife and three daughters, and one son;  Mrs. Dr. Trees,  Mrs. J. B. Cochran,  Belle Miller  and  Frank Miller.  He was an honorable, upright man in business.  Kind and good to the poor.  In his younger years he was a great reader.  His time to go had come but the influence of his good deeds will live after him.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
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          Henry Miller, formerly of Boggstown, died at the Eastern Hospital for the Insane Monday evening.  Clerk Sedwick[sic] received notice of his death Tuesday morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 12, 1886
Page 3 column 2
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          Mr. William Miller, of Liberty township, suffered a terrible loss Friday, in the death of his wife and child, and is receiving the heartfelt sympathy of all.  His infant son, Harry C., aged three months and fourteen days, died at three o’clock Friday afternoon, and his wife  Mary Belle, died about ten o’clock that night, aged twenty-one years, six months and six days.  The remains were interred in the Vienna cemetery, Rush County, at ten o’clock Sunday morning, services by Rev. Grubb, of Waldron. D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
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Shelby County Marriages
William A. Miller  &  Mary Belle Wilson
April 23, 1885
Book 12 page 508
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Tuesday, July 26, 1881
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          Samuel Miller,  of this township, died yesterday at 10-1/2 o'clock a.m.  Funeral services by  Rev. Morrill  at Robert's Chapel, near Smithland, at ten o'clock to-morrow morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday August 28, 1879
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DIED
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          MILLER—On Monday August 25th, 1879, at 9 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Melissa Miller, of this city, of consumption. Funeral in the City Cemetery, August 26, 1879.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller*


The  Marshall County Republican
Plymouth, Indiana
8 Sep 1859
Page 2
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          Col. Alexander Miller,  the Clerk of the Shelby District Court, an old and valued citizen of that county, died at his residence in Shelbyville yesterday morning.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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