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 Roger Miller, Jr

Roger Miller, Jr

Birth
Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 14 May 1928 (aged 57)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 28911486 · View Source
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Taken from an article submitted by Betty L. Holt (granddaughter of Roger and Jennie, daughter of Oscar and Hazel Miller Straily), which was published in the Hayes, Kansas area, in part:

"Roger Miller, Jr., was born December 29, 1870, at Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin, the third child of Roger, Sr., and Anna [Kilburn] Miller. Roger, Sr., was born January 15, 1842, in Vermont and Anna [Kilburn] was born September 16, 1841. They were married in Illinois January 1, 1865, and came to Kansas about 1877. They lived in Salina and Hays. Anna died April 9, 1920 and is buried in Mt. Allen Cemetery. Roger then moved to Salina and died there April 11, 1926, and is buried there.

"Roger Miller, Jr., was a carpenter as was his brother Alva and they built many prominent buildings in Hays, including St. Joseph Church and many of the buildings at Fort Hays Normal School. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always reminded that their grandfather had built the coliseum here.

"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."


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  • Maintained by: Gary Robertson
  • Originally Created by: milejo77
  • Added: 10 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28911486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Miller, Jr (29 Dec 1870–14 May 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28911486, citing Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Gary Robertson (contributor 47226989) .