Lewis Marion Mueller

Lewis Marion Mueller

Birth
Clarinda, Page County, Iowa, USA
Death 8 Sep 1914 (aged 54)
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 59988483 · View Source
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LOUIS MILLER IS KILLED AT HOME
The Monroe News-Star
Wednesday, September 9th, 1914

Louis M. Miller, a farmer and stock raiser living in the Bristle Ridge section five miles southeast of Monroe, was assassinated, by unknown parties about 8:30 o'clock last night as he was entering the gate to his home. Miller was in Monroe yesterday afternoon, returning home after dark. He dismounted from his horse at the front gate to the yard around his home, led his horse inside and mounted the animal again when half a dozen shots were fired at him. People at the Miller home say the shooting was done by three or four men. A portion of Miller's head was torn away and his body was riddled with buckshot. He lived for half an hour in this condition, though was unconscious. If he saw and recognized his assailants, he was never able to give their names. Miller came to Ouachita parish several years ago and purchased land and settled in the Bristle Ridge section. He came here from Montana. With his oldest son he engaged in farming and stock raising. Some months ago he was accused of stealing hogs and cattle and was indicted by the grand jury on the cattle stealing charge. He remained in jail several months, being unable to furnish bond. When his case was taken up for trial at the resent term of the district court he was acquitted of the charge, the evidence against him falling flat. District Attorney Odom filed a bill of information against Miller for the theft of some hogs, but he was not tried on this charge. While in Monroe yesterday afternoon Miller learned of the destruction of a barn on Mr. J. Harrison Rhymes place the night before and expressed regret because he feared suspicion would fall on him because of the enmity existing between him and Mr. Rhymes as a result of the charges against him for stealing hogs and cattle. He expressed an uneasiness and one friend tried to persuade him to remain in town until this morning. He refused, however, and was killed as he entered the gate to his home. Miller is survived by a grown son and several small children. His death is no surprise to those who have followed the course of events in the Bristle Ridge section during the past year.


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  • Created by: Dakota Miller
  • Added: 11 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59988483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Marion Mueller (30 Jul 1860–8 Sep 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59988483, citing Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Dakota Miller (contributor 47305831) .