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Miller, David E.
FORMER WAYLAND RESIDENT DIES
David E. Miller, 76 was found
dead along the Iowa River north of Fredonia, Monday afternoon. [Oct.
Mr. Miller, a resident of Fredonia, was a retired farmer and had lived
for many years in the Wayland and Washington communities.
He left home Monday morning to fish in the Iowa River. When he did not
return home in the afternoon his wife became concerned and had
neighbors search for him. He was found by the river late in the
Dr. J. W. Pence, Louisa county coroner, determined death was due to
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, at
Washington. Rev. Halsey E. Wakelin will be in charge. Burial will be in
North Hill cemetery near Wayland.
Mr. Miller was born February 9, 1877 near Wayland, the son of Benjamin
R. and Mary (Miller) Miller. He was reared and educated in that
community. He married Malinda Roth, who died in 1931, and on October
28,1939, he was married to Mrs. Nellie Matthess. They moved to Fredonia
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Schlatter of
Nickerson, Kansas; three step-sons: Verne and Floyd Mills both of Gary,
Ind., and Charles E. Mills of Iowa City; one step-daughter, Mrs. Fred
Wardford of Gary, Ind.; three brothers, Dan of Redwood Falls, Minn.,
Ben and John of Washington, Mrs. Mamie Lantz of West Chester, Mrs.
Lavina Payne of Wayland and Mrs. Vernie Johnson of Fairfield; and a
number of grandchildren.
One daughter and a sister are deceased.
From: Mt Pleasant (Iowa) News
October 21, 1953
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE
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