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 William Miller

William Miller

Birth
Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 14 May 1910 (aged 74)
Blairsburg, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Burial Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Plot Lot 23, Plot 4
Memorial ID 61930359 · View Source
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* His obituary in the "Webster City Freeman" dated 17 May 1910, page 3 column 2 states:

ANOTHER OLD SETTLER IS CALLED
Wm. Miller, a Resident of Hamilton County for 34 Years, is Dead

William Miller, who has been a resident of Hamilton county the past thirty-four years, succumbed to the general decay incident to old age at an early hour Saturday morning at his home on Park avenue in the east part of town. Death came as the culmination of a long period of invalidism and was rather in the nature of a boon to him. He had been confined to his bed for over a year. A wife and six children survive him. The children are Mrs. Kate Ashpole, Thompson, Iowa; Mrs. Wm. Montgomery, Knox, N.D.; Mrs Henry Sizemore, Clarion, Iowa, Mrs. B. E. Segar, Peter and Edward--the last three living in this county.
Mr. Miller was born near Bristol, England, October 15, 1833. He was reared in his native country and in his youth served an apprenticeship at the butcher's trade, becoming an expert at that business. In 1851 he joined the British army and was ordered to Gibraltar, thence to Malta and later to Constantinople, where he was stationed during the seige at that place. he was wounded in the right arm by a fragment of shell and in 1855 returned to England. In 1856 he came to America and lived there till 1876, when he emigrated to Hamilton county. He was married during his residence in Canada. With his family he settled upon eighty acres of land nine miles northeast of Webster City, to which he has since added till he owned at the time of his death 640 acres of valuable land. The country was comparatively young when Mr. Miller bought his first eight acres of wild land here, and his neighbors were few and far between. By reason of his long residence here he became well known and was universally respected as a man of sterling qualities. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for more than thirty years.

Note: Information from his discharge papers...He was in the British Royal Navy not Army and served in the Crimean War. Served on-board the Furious #76, as a butcher 12/2/1852 - 8/20/1856. He received the Crimean Medal. The Furious arrived off Odessa early on 8th of April 1854 to rescue 70-80 British Merchants.


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  • Created by: Janet
  • Added: 20 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61930359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Miller (15 Oct 1835–14 May 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61930359, citing Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Janet (contributor 47123833) .