Anthony Miller died at the residence of his son, E.J. Miller Saturday, November 21, 1908, at the ripe old age of 87 years, 11 months and 22 days. He had been in failing health for some time and on account of his age the family were aware of the sad fact that the end was near. Friday night he had a serious relapse and he breathed his last the following afternoon.
He had only been a resident of this place some two years. He made his home with his son J. H. Miller and was well known to our town people. He was a man of bright intellect and of unusual memory. He was well informed and we question whether there is a man in the state as well informed as he had the correct date at hand of all the principal events of our nationís history. He cast his first presidential vote in 1844, and with two exceptions had voted at every presidential election since that time. He was a grand old man, he lived a true and conscientious Christian all his life and his last conscious words were, ďI am ready.Ē
Funeral services were held in the ME Church Tuesday at 1:30 pm by Rev. Jacob Bahr, assisted by Rev. T. H. Downs of this city, and the remains were interred in Odd Fellows cemetery.
Anthony Miller was born in Ohio, December 29, 1821. Here he grew to manhood, and on October 29, 1846, he was joined in wedlock to Susan Eckman. To this union were born three sons and three daughters. Sarah Elizabeth, the oldest, died in Indiana in 1891. E.J. Miller is a resident of this city. Mary Catharine Pearson lives in North Yakima, Washington. Martha Alice Ottman lives in Garnett, Kansas. Jacob H. Miller of this city, and Francis M. Miller of Olathe, Kansas. There are also 36 grand-children and a large number of great grand-children.
In 1849, Mr. Miller moved with his family to Indiana; in 1880 they moved to Kansas, and 1906, he came to Oregon.
In 1857 he joined the Church of the Brethren, some times called German Baptists, of which he remained a consistent member until his death. The children early in life followed their parents into the same church. The wife and mother died March 25, 1905.
Junction City Times Nov. 18, 1909 Junction City, Oregon
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