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Judge George Bickerton Miller

Judge George Bickerton Miller

Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Dec 1916 (aged 73)
Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Plot Row 2-a, Lot 56, #4
Memorial ID 59009243 · View Source
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Police judge, Jefferson City, MO according to his death certificate.

The Daily Post, Jefferson City, Tuesday, December 26, 1916

Judge Geo. B. Miller, war veteran, former deputy county recorder, former city clerk and former assistant superintendent of Yellowstone National Park and police judge, died after a brief illness Sunday morning at 11:30.

Judge Miller was taken seriously ill with intestinal trouble about midnight and despite all that medical science could do he sank rapidly.

George Bickerton Miller died where he was born, May 15, 1843. He was educated in the public schools in this city. When the civil war broke out young Miller ran away to join the army. He fell in the hands of Confederate soldiers and was sentenced to be shot as a spy. He succeeded in escaping and shortly afterwards joined the Union Army. He acted as orderly about the time General Price made his famous feint at the capital. He saw action in the woods south of this city. Later he became lieutenant in Company B 45th Regiment Missouri Volunteers. He campaigned with Hood in Tennessee.

After the war he returned to this city for a short time but was appointed assistant superintendent of Yellowstone Park under Colonel Wear and held that position until the park passed from the supervision of the Interior Department to the War Department. Then he returned to Jefferson City. He was for some time deputy circuit clerk and recorder under the late Major W. H. Lusk. He was twice city clerk. Once under Mayor Riddler and later he was appointed by Mayor F. H. Binder. He was for five years a police judge. Mayor Heinrichs first appointed him but was subsequently elected twice.

A sister and a brother, Mrs. Louise Bragg, and Dr. Phil T. Miller, are his only surviving relatives. He was never married.

Judge Miller told many interesting stories about life in Jefferson City in the early sixties. The story published in the Christmas edition of The Daily Post Saturday evening about the Yuletide season here in '64 was related by him. The judge was well liked, being a splendid and kindhearted gentleman.

The funeral took place this afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. McDonald of the Methodist church conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Geo. L. Barnes, rector of Grace Episcopal Church. Burial was made in Woodland. The pallbearers were A. Brandenberger, H. B. Church, Jr. L.S. Parker, F. H. Phillips, Jas. H. Lay and R. L. Berry. The city officers were honorary pallbearers.




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