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Mary Abigail Miller Brand
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1862
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1935
Custer County
Nebraska, USA

Mary Abigail Miller, the daughter of Oliver and Hester Miller, was born April 7, 1862 in Indiana. She lived there until 1884, when she married James Hughes. The couple was married February 17, 1884. They moved to Nebraska and two children, Fannie and Sidney were born to them.

They lived in Litchfield, Nebraska for one year, moving to Algernon, Nebraska for one year. They were among the early settlers of Lincoln County, Nebraska, when they moved there.

Mr. Hughes passed away in 1887, leaving her alone with two small children, to face the privations and hardships of pioneer life.

On June 27, 1893, at Grand Island, Nebraska, she was married to Mr. Jasper H. Brand. Four children were born to bless this home, being Oliver F., Wilbur D., and Hester, all of Mason City, Nebraska; Lucy E. passed away when she was seven years of age.

In 1920, Mr. and Mrs. Brand moved to their home in Ansley. She died on April 12, 1935 Friday night).

Mrs. Brand was converted when a child, and she was always devoted to the church of her choice.

Left to mourn her going are her children, Mrs. Fannie Kiplinger of Chester, Nebraska, Sidney R. Hughes of Trail, Oregon, Oliver F., Wilbur D., and Mrs. Hester Arnold of near Mason City; also one brother, Dennis F. Miller of Mitchell, Nebraska, one sister, Mrs. Ella Byerly of Braaville, Illinios; one-half brother, Wesley Miller and three half-sisters, Mrs. Rovilla Lang of Litchfield, Nebraska, Mrs. Clara Cooper of Edna, Texas, and Mrs. Julia Baker of White Cloud, Indiana; also 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Funeral services were held in the Free Methodist Church in Ansley on Monday at 2 p.m., by W.W. Whyte, asssisted by Rev. Miss McNeese.

Friends and neighbors who were pallbearers were D.S. Roblee, Dave Lanum, Guy Dady, Rollie Amsberry, Marvin Luther and William Jones. Burial was made in the Enon Cemetery by the side of her late husband.

Published in The Custer County Chief newspaper, Broken Bow, Nebraska, at the time of her death. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Oliver Wesley Miller (1826 - 1897)
  Hester McCullum Miller (1826 - 1907)
 
 Spouses:
  James A. Hughes (1857 - 1887)
  Jasper Horton Brand (1849 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Fannie Rosetta Hughes Kiplinger (1885 - 1948)*
  Sydney Roy Hughes (1887 - 1947)*
  Oliver Frederick Brand (1894 - 1982)*
  Wilbur Dillon Brand (1896 - 1973)*
  Hester Lois Brand Arnold (1898 - 1970)*
  Lucy Eunice Brand (1901 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cleopatria Elizabeth Miller Harmon (1848 - 1904)**
  Elizabeth Miller (1849 - 1850)**
  George Albert Foster (1851 - 1925)**
  Clara Bell Miller Cooper (1852 - 1936)**
  Rovilla Jane Foster Lang (1854 - 1938)**
  William V. Miller (1855 - 1855)**
  Nancy M. Miller (1856 - 1856)**
  Perry M. Miller (1857 - 1857)**
  James M. Miller (1857 - 1857)**
  Malissa J Miller Davidson (1857 - 1928)**
  Julia Augusta Miller Baker (1859 - 1939)**
  Mary Abigail Miller Brand (1862 - 1935)
  Emma Loella Miller Byerley (1863 - 1936)**
  Albert Sidney Miller (1866 - 1926)**
  Dennis Franklin Miller (1869 - 1935)*
  Dora A. Miller (1871 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Enon Cemetery
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Little Fir
Originally Created by: Elliott
Record added: Jan 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5146151
Mary Abigail <i>Miller</i> Brand
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Mary Abigail <i>Miller</i> Brand
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- Geraldine Barnett
 Added: Oct. 13, 2014
A brave pioneer widow, weaving rugs and relying on God to provide for 2 small children. "Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Romans 12: 11&12
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 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
 
 
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