Note: Gladwin Co., Michigan shows only a Melvina Barnum daughter of: John R. BARNUM & Martha E. SHOREA being married here. To a William Milton MILLER born 20 Sep 1874 in PA & dying 21 Mar 1945 in Gladwin, Gladwin Co., MI. Marriage date for William & Melvina Barnum was 14 Dec 1902 in Beaverton, Gladwin Co., MI.
I show John R. Barnum & Martha E. Shorea children names as:
J. Leon Barnum who may be the one your inquiring about?
George W. Barnum
Eva A. Barnum (14 May 1868- 02 May 1936) Flint, MI who married Anton EUPER
Melvina Barnum (31 Aug 1879 - 13 Mar 1954) who married William Milton MILLER (20 Sep 1874 - 21 Mar 1945)
From the Gladwin County Record --- March 17, 1954
SERVICES HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT
Funeral services for Melvina E. Miller, 74, were held at Woodland on Monday morning, March 15, and a prayer service at the Dale Methodist church inthe afternoon, with the Rev. Donald Lee Roberts officiating. Burial was madein the Dale cemetery. Melvina E. Barnum was born near Woodland on August 31,1879, the youngest daughter of John R. and Martha E. Shores Barnum. She was married to William M. Miller on December 14, 1902, at Beaverton, where they resided on a farm near Dale for 40 years. In 1942 they moved to Gladwin where Mr. Miller died on March 21, 1945.
Before her marriage Mrs. Miller taught music in nearby communities from Woodland to Nashville, traveling by horse and buggy. After her marriage she taught piano at her home in Beaverton and also inGladwin. Mrs. Miller passed away at a nursing home at Hastings on March 13.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Daisy Tyler; one brother, J. Leon Barnum; 13 nieces and nine nephews and a number of other relatives. Gladwin County Record dated 03-17/1954 Column - 8 Page - 1
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