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Charles Sampson "Samp" Miller
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1890
Oregon County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1979
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA

Charles Sampson “Samp” Miller was born Nov. 6, 1890 in Cedar Bluff, Oregon Co, MO. Samp is listed in the 1900 census living with his family in Cedar Bluff, Oregon Co, MO. Samp and brothers Dock and Willard are living in their parents home in Cimarron, Lincoln Co, OK during the 1910 census. Samp and younger brother Dock marry sisters, Betty May Perrin and Mary Bryan Perrin on Sept 14, 1910 in Chandler, Lincoln Co, OK. By the time of the 1920 census, Samp and wife Betty, brother Dock and wife Mary Bryan, and Samp’s parents are all living in Blackburn, Pawnee Co, OK. Samp and Betty are listed as living in Fairfax, Osage Co, OK during the 1930 census. By 1935 they have moved to a farm near Skedee, OK and are also listed in the Skedee, OK 1940 census. Samp and Betty had two children, son Clarence Lee “Beanie,” born in 1911 in Carney, Lincoln Co, OK, and daughter Jessie Elnora, born 1918 in Blackburn, Pawnee Co, OK. Samp died Oct. 14, 1979 in Cleveland, Pawnee Co, OK.

Grandpa Samp tilled his farm with workhorses, growing cotton and selling the cotton at the cotton gin in Skedee. He would transport the cotton, after it was picked, via horse drawn wagon to the cotton gin in Skedee where large bales of cotton were then shipped by train to other destinations. His grandsons have fond memories of accompanying Grandpa Samp to the various farm locations where he was plowing, planting, harvesting his fields. One of the highlights of a visit to stay for a few days with their grandparents was transporting the picked cotton to the cotton gin in Skedee. It was about a 5 mile trip from the farm to Skedee via horse drawn wagon, with a wood wagon, wood seat, and steel wheels at the leisurely pace of the pair of workhorses pulling the wagon. Sometimes grandsons were permitted to ride on the back of the workhorses during the trip. Course the real highlight of the trip was after the cotton was sold at the cotton gin, then Grandpa Samp would purchase for the grandsons a cold soda pop and some Cheez-It crackers at the local grocery store. Remember well those trips back to the farm sitting on the back of the empty wagon with feet dangling and drinking the soda pot and eating Cheez-It crackers. Another fond memory is that of Grandpa Samp taking his 22 caliber rifle with him when he went to till his fields and would shoot a couple of squirrels on the way back home. The squirrels were then skinned and washed in the creek nearby and then taken back home where Grandma Betty would then fry the squirrels for supper. The creek also served as the swimming hole during warm weather. Grandpa Samp and Grandma Betty eventually moved into the town of Blackburn, but he kept his workhorses at their residence and each year would till a large garden with the horses and usually planted enough produce to give out to family and friends. Grandpa Samp never owned a car or mechanized vehicle and in fact was a little nervous when riding in a car and usually had a hand on the door handle just in case.
Family links: 
  John David Miller (1856 - 1937)
  Margaret Elizabeth Chase Miller (1854 - 1936)
  Betty May Perrin Miller (1884 - 1958)*
  Clarence Lee Miller (1911 - 1993)*
  Jessie Elnora Miller Funkhouser (1918 - 1987)*
  Alice Prudence Miller Upshaw (1879 - 1967)*
  Charles Sampson Miller (1890 - 1979)
  Dock Miller (1892 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Blackburn Cemetery
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: PAPA Ross
Record added: May 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19529639
Charles Sampson Samp Miller
Added by: PAPA Ross
Charles Sampson Samp Miller
Added by: PAPA Ross
Charles Sampson Samp Miller
Added by: PAPA Ross
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