|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1806|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1892|
Thomas married Eliza Moore in 1833 and they were the parents of twelve children: John, Jane, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Angeline, Louisa, Henry, Althea, Thomas Jr., Francis, Alice M., and Ada.
The Fairfield Tribune, Fairfield, Iowa
Wed. Jan 13th, 1892 page 7, col. 3.
Death of Thomas, Miller. An old and Reputable Citizen of Round Prairie Township, and One of the Earliest Settlers. The death of Thos. Miller occurred on the forenoon of the fourth day of January, 1892 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Stout. Mr. Miller was born on August 8th, 1806 at Conestee, Erie County, Pennsylvania. When a small boy his father moved to Erie, Penn., where he grew to manhood, and at the age of 21 he engaged in boating on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, at which he worked for several years. He then settled in Dearborn County, Indiana, and on May 26, 1833, at Wilmington, Ind., he was united in marriage with Elisa Moore, sister of Robert Moore, of Van Buren County. In 1839 he moved with his family to the Iowa Territory and settled in Van Buren County on the Des Moines River near Bentonsport , but he remained there only a year. He then moved to Glasgow, Jefferson County, and for some time was engaged in mercantile business and when he retired from that he engaged in farming on a farm he purchased one and one-half miles west of Glasgow, and in 1852 he moved on the farm, which business he carried on as long as he was able. He was a strictly square , and honest man. Although he was no office seeker he served as supervisor of his township, township trustee and in school offices. His family consisted of twelve children, eight girls and four boys, eleven of them grew to manhood and womanhood, and one died when small; nine of them had families and eight survive him, two sons and six daughters. His wife died in 1878 and since then he has made his home with some one of his children, part of the time at the old homestead and near there. He had been a resident of the county for 51 or 52 years. His funeral was on the forenoon of January 5th. Five of his children and several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren were present with many friends and neighbors. And all followed him with tearful eyes and deep regrets to the silent city of the dead. The conducted by Rev. Godly of LaGrande, Iowa.
Mr. Miller was a man of strong prejudice; had strong, positive convictions and was honest in them; was a sympathetic nature, easily reached or aroused, his confidence in his friends was almost unbound. He was a constant reader of the newspapers and public journals until his sight failed him a few years before his death, and was well posted in the affairs of the country. He was a good citizen and neighbor, a kind and affectionate husband and father, with many strong attachments for his family. He was radical in his opposition to all secret societies or organizations. He was strictly a home man, domestic in his nature, and lived within his means. The silent grave now covers all that was mortal of the once active, familiar citizen of Round Prairie township for half a century, but he leaves as a monument to his memory a respectable family of children and grandchildren who mourn over his demise.
Eliza Moore Miller (1809 - 1878)
John Miller (1834 - 1921)*
Jane Miller Fiedler (1835 - 1926)*
Benjamin Miller (1837 - 1869)*
Angeline Miller Stout (1841 - 1931)*
Louisa Miller Sturgis (1843 - 1881)*
Althea Miller Jones (1847 - 1932)*
Thomas Miller (1848 - 1928)*
Frances Miller Dunlavy (1850 - 1907)*
Alice M. Miller Loving (1852 - 1915)*
Ada Miller Cochran (1854 - 1929)*
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Jul 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39665145
Added: Sep. 26, 2011
Thomas Miller and Elizabeth Moore were married 26 May 1833.|
Added: Dec. 13, 2010
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Added: Dec. 13, 2010