Charles Thompson Miller

Charles Thompson Miller, son of James and Susan E. Miller, was born in Worth County, MO., January 25, 1863, and departed this life September 1, 1924, at  Rochester, MN., aged 61 years, seven months and six days.  When he was two years of age his parents moved to Ringgold County, IA where he grew to manhood, and on October 27, 1889, he was united in marriage with Miss Rachel Clark, who with their four children survives him.  Mr. Miller came of staunch Scotch-Irish descent, which can be traced back to the Millers in Londonderry, North Ireland, in 1726, thirty seven years after the terrible siege.  He was a man of sterling character, modest and retiring in disposition, and his life was such as to command the respect of all who knew him.  He moved with his family in 1900 to the farm south of Benton, where he resided until the end, and was ever known as a good neighbor.  Besides his wife and four children-Charles Elton, James Ralph, Ocie Pearl and Alex Orville- there remain four brothers and six sisters to mourn his death.  The brothers and sisters are: John W. and Alex Miller of Redding; H.W. Miller of Blockton; and H.M. Miller of Mount Ayr; Mrs. J.N. Hoover, Mrs. H.C. Denney, Mrs. Chas. Jennings, Mrs. Phil Studer of Redding; Mrs. A. L. Lynch of Lamont, OK; and Mrs. Ed Hoover of Torrington, WY. Although never uniting with any church, Mr. Miller expressed his faith in the Savior of man, saying he believed the teachings of the Bible.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Christian Church in Benton, being conducted by Rev. Dennis Dille, and the body was laid to rest in the Redding Cemetery.

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