|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1879|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 1947|
Biography taken from an article submitted by Betty L. Holt, which was published in the Hayes, Kansas area, in part:
"Alida Jane (Jennie) Nulton was born September 17, 1879, at the home of her parents, Jonah and Mary Nulton, three and one-half miles east of Hays, the second of nine children. She and her older sister Nellie were their mother's helpers when the other children arrived.
"Roger, Jr., and Jennie were married September 16, 1896, in a double ceremony with their brother and sister, Alva Miller and Nellie (Nulton). Both couples went to live in a house known as the old Gorham home, two miles south of Gorham. Ater a few years both families moved to Hays where they continued their carpenter business.
"Roger and Jennie reared seven children: Gladys Lucille, born July 27, 1897; Hazel Lenore, born June 11, 1899; Walter Jonah, born October 6, 1901; Adah Margaret, born November 7, 1903; Charles Arthur, born February 11, 1906, all born in or near Hays. Earle Roger, born June 9, 1909, and Nellie Edna, born August 20, 1912, were born in Manhattan, Kansas.
"The family moved to Manhattan in 1906 for work, and Roger built a home there at 1031 Colorado Avenue for his family. In 1908 when Jennie's mother became ill with pneumonia, she and the family came back to Hays to care for her. Her mother, Mary Nulton, died March 14, 1909. Soon after, Jennie and two of her children had smallpox while Jennie was pregnant with her sixth child. Gladys and Hazel, the two oldest daughters, 10 and 12, were very busy with the work this brought to a house full of sick ones. When the baby, Earle, was nine days old he got smallpox, having been born during this anxious time.
"Roger and Jennie moved to the Nulton farm in 1910 for two years, but that didn't prove successful so Roger went back to carpentering. He followed the building of camps during World War I. They returned to Hays in 1925 to care for Jennie's father. He died in February of 1927. They then returned to Wichita for work. Roger died there a year later of cancer, May 14, 1928. He was buried in Mt. Allen Cemetery, Hays, near his mother.
"Jennie married Jesse Thompson on December 27, 1930, and they had nine wonderful years together. He was caretaker for the First Methodist Church in Wichita, which they attended. He died in 1939. On September 4, 1941, Jennie married John Roehrman. They lived together until Jennie died of a heart attack April 8, 1947. She is buried in Topeka beside Jesse, which was her wish."
Mrs. Jennie Roehrman
Graveside rites for Mrs. Jennie ROEHRMAN, who died Wednesday in Wichita, will be held in Topeka Cemetery, Saturday afternoon at 1:30.
Mrs. Roehrman was the widow of the late Jess THOMPSON, of Topeka, well known geologist. Mr. Thompson died in 1939. Topeka relatives are Mrs. Lester E. REIBER and George R. THOMPSON.
Funeral services will be held in Wichita, Friday afternoon, and Penwell's are in charge of the arrangements in Topeka.
Topeka Daily Capital
April 11, 1947
Extracted by James Laird
Thanks to FAG member 'Oz' for creating the original memorial.
Roger Miller (1870 - 1928)*
Gladys Lucille Miller Thiry (1897 - 1971)*
Hazel Lenore Miller Straily (1899 - 1989)*
Adah Margaret Miller Lakey (1903 - 1939)*
Charles Arthur Miller (1906 - 1950)*
Earle Roger Miller (1909 - 1979)*
Nellie Edna Miller Myers (1912 - 1978)*
Plot: Sec 83
Maintained by: Gary Robertson
Originally Created by: Oz
Record added: Aug 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15396135