27 January 2011

Tragic Thursday - The Death of Nathan Miller (1923)

WELLINGTON MAN MET TRAGIC DEATH


NATHAN MILLER, 74, INSTANTLY KILLED ON RAIL CROSSING

WELLINGTON - Apr. 21. A dangerous Maygar street railroad crossing claimed another victim yesterday afternoon when Nathan Miller, 74, was struck and killed by an east boung Big Four Flyer about four o'clock.

TRAPPED ON TRACKS

Mr. Miller was driving a horse and wagon and as he approached his view to the west was obstructed by a string of cars. A train was going west, and he waited for it to go by then drove on the tracks. When the impact took place both Mr. Miller and the horse were instantly killed.

The deceased lived on Courtland avenue and was a lifelong resident and was well and favorable known throught this vicinity. He is survived by his wife and nine grown up children.

Funeral arrangements have not be arranged yet. [The article does continue discussing the crossing and how dangerous it was and the fact that others had been killed there in the same way. Since there was no further discussion on Nathan I didn't find it reasonable to include it here.]

*Source: Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio; Saturday 21 APR 1923, Pg. 1, Col. 8
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Nathan B. Miller ( 1849-1923) & his wife Elizabeth Dute (1854-1930) were married 1883 in Lorain County, Ohio.  They were the parents of 9 children -
  • Herbert Casper Miller (1885-1949) marr Blanche Myers
  • Laura M. Miller (1886-1963) marr Don Barbor
  • Minerva Aurelia Miller (1887-1979) marr Earl L. Ward
  • Rollin J. Miller (1888-1928) marr Marie C. Avery
  • Lida Edna Miller (1889-1971) marr Aaron Bacon; Thomas Loiry
  • Clara E. Miller (1893-1976) marr Wm Warren; Harold Wallace
  • Archie Nathan Miller (1895-1957) marr Wilma Crapo; Florence Fulks; Rhea M. Griswold
  • Wesley Dute Miller (1896-1978) marr Etta Mildred Baylor
  • L.G. Newton Miller (1899-1989) marr Ruth Rowland; Eleanore L. Brandau
 If you find ties to this family please feel free to either leave a comment in the comment field or contact me directly thru email.  I'd love to hear from you.  I have more information on this family & as always happy to share with anyone willing to do same!

 Happy Researching!
Karen

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