Jacksonville Courier, 4 May 1929
James A. Miller, a prominent farmer, residing seven miles west of Arenzville, was born in October 1863, and passed away at a Jacksonville hospital, April 26, 1929. Mr. Miller has been ill since April first when he suffered a stoke from which he never recovered.
He was united in marriage to Miss Martha Mayes of Meredosia, Oct. 21, 1890. This union was blessed with five children, one daughter preceded her father in death, Mrs. Hester Norris, of Gary, Ind., and three sons, George, Suell and Rolla, the latter two at home. He is also survived by one brother, Seth Miller, of Beardstown, three sisters, Mrs. Sarah York of Beardstown, Mrs. R. Wiley of Monmouth and Mrs. Charles Chambers of Bluff Springs, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
Funeral services were held Sunday at McKendree Chapel, of which the deceased was a member, Rev. Anderson, pastor, officiating. Music was furnished by the choir of the church. Interment was made in the Newman Cemetery.