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Vernon Keith Miller

Wauneta, Chase County, Nebraska, USA
Death 23 Oct 1937 (aged 9)
Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA
Burial Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100019984 · View Source
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Tragedy again struck in a Cheyenne County family last Saturday morning (October 23, 1937) when Vernon Keith Miller, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Miller, was accidently killed. The victim was spared long suffering, however, death striking almost instantaneously when the accident occurred. The tragic event happened about mid-morning.
The victim and his brother Harold had been helping their father unload cane, and had been with him on the first two loads hauled that morning. For the third load the father had gone to the field alone, but the boys had gone to the edge of the field to meet him. The cane was being hauled in a hay rack, and when the boys reached him Loyd had stopped the horse for a rest. Thinking the boys had crawled onto the back end of the load, he started the horse, but feeling a bump of the load looked back, to see Vernon lying on the ground. Apparently the boy had tried to get on the reach of the rack and had fallen directly under the wheel, which had run over his head and fractured the skull.
The family live on the Burnham farm northeast of town a few miles. Not having a phone, the father immediately rushed to town to secure medical aid, but the nature of the injury had brought on death so suddenly that no help could be given. Funeral arrangements were made, and the body was left at the Lewis Funeral Parlors till the services, which were held Monday afternoon at the Christian Church in St. Francis with Rev. B. W. Thomas in charge.
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Vernon Keith Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Miller was born at Wauneta, Nebraska, April 24, 1928 and departed this life near St. Francis, Kansas, October 23, 1937. Vernon had lived near St. Francis since he was eight months old and was a student in the sixth grade of our city schools. A brother Leroy and a sister Betty preceded him in death, having passed away in infancy.
He is survived by his father and mother, three brothers, Harold, Larry and Charles, a sister, Phyllis, two grandfathers, two grandmothers and one great grandmother, other relatives and friends who sorrow at his passing.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Church last Monday under direction of the Lewis & Son undertakers and were in charge of Rev. B. W. Thomas. Interment was in the St. Francis Cemetery.
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100019984
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon Keith Miller (24 Apr 1928–23 Oct 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100019984, citing Saint Francis Cemetery, Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Jeri Herbert (contributor 46918558) .