|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1844|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 1924|
ELIZABETH (MAXWELL) BEAVER MILLER
Mrs. Elizabeth Beaver-Miller, widow of James Miller, late of Howard township, died at the home of her son, E. F. Beaver, 602 East Sycamore street shortly after 6 o'clock in the morning of arterial sclerosis. Besides the son mentioned, Mrs. Miller was survived by Charles Cecil whom she raised from boyhood, and several step children, Dr. A. H. Miller of Russiaville; Viola Miller of Los Angeles, California; John W. Miller; living five miles east of Kokomo; and Mrs. Phoebe Shenk, living in the same locality. When she married into the Miller family, all the children were small, and Mrs. Miller was a true mother to them through the years. A brother and two sisters survive also; Morgan Maxwell of Valley Falls, Kansas; Mrs. Nettie Wolfgang of South Haven, Michigan, and Mrs. Emma Craig of Noblesville.
Elizabeth Maxwell was a native of Marion county where she was born near Oaklandon, September 26, 1844. Elizabeth married Moses Beaver about the age of 20. They had two sons who died in infancy at the end of the civil war. Their foster son recounted that he accompanied Moses and Elizabeth Beaver moved to Kansas, making the trip in a prairie schooner. It was the year famed for grasshoppers. A cloud of the insects would light upon a cabbage patch and by night there was nothing remaining but the stalks. Fence posts would be green with the hoppers. So discouraging were the prospects that the family returned to Marion County. The trip back, Mr. Cecil recalled, took five weeks. About twenty years since the birth of their first child, Elizabeth had a healthy son who they named Emil. Elizabeth was widowed before Emil was one year old when Moses died in 1887.
The following years she came to Howard county. Her marriage to James Miller took place in 1889. Mr. Miller died in 1902. Since that time Mrs. Miller made her home with her son in Kokomo. In 1920 [Indiana Census] at the age of 75, she was living with her son Emil Beaver, his wife Agnes and their one year old son, John, at the family home at 602 East Sycamore. By her death in 1924, the family had grown to three sons - John, Lawrence, and Danny.
Mrs. Miller was a woman of active and bright mind and a woman of singularly pleasing disposition. Her heart impulses were warm and sympathetic. She was an ideal mother, the kindest of neighbors and a staunch friend. All who knew her admired her, for her ways and attitude toward people and life in general. She was quiet and modest but never failing in any duty which confronted her.
She was a member of the Hillsdale United Brethren Church, five miles east of Kokomo and her devotion to this faith was one of the fine traits of her character. She had been in failing health two years and was bedfast eighteen months before her death at age 80. She is buried in Greentown.
Basil Maxwell (1818 - 1887)
Amy Guion Maxwell (1823 - 1910)
James Miller (1832 - 1902)
Moses Beaver (1833 - 1886)*
Edy C. Beaver (1865 - 1866)*
Basil E Beaver (1868 - 1869)*
Emil Francis Beaver (1885 - 1952)*
JAMES MILLER ( ) - his wife Elizabeth Maxwell.
Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
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