Posted By:K. Bitto
Subject:Re: Henrich Schelp
Post Date:September 25, 2009 at 18:18:26
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Forum:Racine County, WI Genealogy Forum
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Not related - Just wanted to help. There is a follow-up article.

Racine Daily Journal dated October 26, 1903.

Miller - "Thirty" came as a final summons to Myrtitus Miller; one of the best known Associated Press telegraph operators in the northwest, who died at an early hour this morning at this home, 411 St. Patrick street, of a complication of diseases, aged 30 years. Mr. Miller had been ailing for the past three months, but it was not believed until two weeks ago that his sickness was dangerous.

Deceased was born in New Mexico, and when a young man learned the telegraph business. For many years he was a resident of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn., and at one time a commission man of note in the state of Indiana, but owing to an accident in that part of the country, breaking his leg, he was obliged to give up a prosperous business.

In many cities of the country he was employed by the Associated Press as telegraph operator and was considered one of the fastest senders and receivers in the employe of that great Association. He was also accurate and intelligent and the neatness of his reports were marvels of completeness.

Nearly two years ago he came to Racine and accepted a position as Associated Telegraph operator with the Daily Journal, and remained until last spring, when he resigned to accept a position with Sullivan & Company, commission merchants, afterward, E. Jones, and only recently was appointed manager of the business.

Mr. Miller, although not very well known in Racine, was a wholesouled and generous man and made friends wherever he went. Something over a year ago he married Miss Bertha Schelp. Previous to that he was married at Minneapolis, his first wife dying some years ago. Two children were born by this wife, who with his present wife, one child and a mother survive him. When the news of Mr. Miller's death was flashed over the Associated Press wires, there was regret all along the line for he was known to nearly every operator of note in the service. Arrangements for the funeral will be made later.