|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1830|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1916|
August 31, 1916
Job Miller, son of John and Susan (Hedrick) Miller, was born in Pendleton county, West Virginia, October 22, 1830, departed this life at the home of his son, John W. Miller, near Mull, Indiana, Saturday evening, August 5, 1916, age 85 years, 9 months and 13 days.
He was the fourth child of a family of eleven children, four sisters and six brothers, all of which with his father and mother preceded him in death. The mother, four sisters and one brother dying of paralysis. His last brother, Isaac Miller, was killed in July 1915. Thus by his death comes the last one of his large family to answer the Master's call.
All of his younger years were spent in the state of his birth where he grew to manhood and where on October 25, 1855, he was married to Elizabeth Harper; to this union were born two children, one son, John W. and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Shaver, both of Mull, Indiana.
His companion being claimed by death March 31 1910, he afterward had a sale and selling his home in his native state he came to Indiana spend the remainder of his declining years with his children, arriving here April 23, 1910. He has since lived with the son and daughter previously named. Despite his advanced age he has always been able to walk and go from each of their homes to the other when the time came to make the change which was generally every four weeks. But on July 25, he suffered a light stroke of paralysis and since that time he gradually grew weaker until death relieved him of all the cares and sorrows of this life.
Grandpa as he was generally called by all, will be missed, not only in the homes where he made his home but by friends and neighbors who have mingled with him in the last six years of his stay among us and especially will he sadly be missed by the children of the entire community who seemed to love him and enjoy his company.
When about the age of twenty-one years he united with the United Brethren church in West Virginia, and has since that time been a member of that denomination never moving his membership from his home church and for which reason he desired Brother Abraham Rust to conduct his funeral but saying: " Should he refuse, I being his Uncle" then he wanted Rev. Gray.
And while some time ago, before infirmities of age had so fastened upon him, and he was engaged in conversation with his daughter on the subject of death she asked him if he should be called to go, if he'd be ready, he answered: "Yes, I'm ready to go at any time," Then may we hope today that death came to Grandpa Miller not as a grim reaper but as a sweet administering angel providing rest and peace from all life's worries and heartaches forever.
Of the immediate family who are left to mourn for the departed one besides the son and daughter are a daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors who sorrow with those who love him best.
Funeral conducted by Rev. N.W. Gray assisted by Rev Nannie Martin at Maxville church Monday August 7, 1916, after which the remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Woodlawn cemetery.
John Taylor Miller (1797 - 1859)
Susannah Hedrick Miller (1798 - 1879)
Elizabeth Harper Miller (1828 - 1910)*
Mary Jane Miller Shaver (1857 - 1934)*
John W. Miller (1858 - 1934)*
Elizabeth Miller Stonestreet-Carrier (1822 - 1895)*
Silas W. Miller (1824 - 1869)*
Amos Miller (1828 - 1902)*
Job Miller (1830 - 1916)
Hannah Dyer Miller (1837 - 1897)*
Isaac Taylor Miller (1839 - 1915)*
Malinda Jane Miller Mowery (1842 - 1908)*
Note: brother if Isaac T. Miller. Born in Pendleton Co. West Virginia. Children; John W. Miller and Mary Jane Miller, wife of Levi T. Shaver
Created by: stonelink
Record added: Jul 17, 2006
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