Norman Monroe Miller

Rev. Norman M. Miller with his family, click to enlarge

Rev. Norman Monroe Miller, b. 15 Feb. 1877, in Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co. near Dry Ridge, PA., died 31 Mar. 1927, in Windber, PA.  He was married on 20 Nov. 1898, to Dora (Coleman), b. 1880, d. 1928.  He was the son Christian M. Miller & Susanna Elisabeth (Mauk) Miller.

Obituary of Rev. Miller:

Top is broken off with age -- believe it to have read:  

[Rev. Norman M. Miller Dies.]  partly cut off but can read it --- 

He was born in Armstrong County, Where He Married in 1898. 

    "Windber - March 31 [1927] - The Rev. N. M. Miller, formerly pastor of the Windber Evangelical Church, died tonight at his home at 1002 Somerset Avenue, following an illness of several years of a heart lesion.  The Rev. Mr. Miller served as pastor of the Windber Evangelical Church four years ago and was appointed to the ministerial again three years ago, but was obliged to relinquish his ministerial duties because of failing health.  Since that time he had been retired.  His condition did not become alarming, however, until six weeks ago when he was obliged to take his bed.  From that time the decline was rapid. 

    "The son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Miller, the Rev. Mr. Miller was born in Armstrong County 50 years ago.  His mother passed away in 1917, but 

      [His picture] 

his father survives.  The Rev. Miller began his duties as a pastor of the Evangelical Church in this section 27 years ago, his first charge being at Bard, Bedford County.  The other charges that he served were Indiana, Valencia, Fairfield Avenue, Johnstown; Wilkinsburg, Scalp Level, Hawthorn, [Clarion Co.]  Clairton, Greenville and Windber. 

    "The Rev. N. M. Miller and Dora Coleman were married Nov. 20, 1898, in Armstrong County.  Surviving are his widow and three children:  Miss Dora Elizabeth Miller, at home; Walter B., and Howard B. Miller, both of Greenville.  He also is survived by three brothers and a sister:  Mrs. B. O. Brocious, Mayport, Pa; T. A. Miller, Mayport, PA; C. O. Miller, Brookville; A. G. Miller, Mayport; the Rev. S[amuel] A. Miller, pastor of the Somerset Evangelical Church, and Alpha Miller, who is in the United States [Navy - World War # I]   = (Note:  Alpha was home on leave, rec'd some $$ as part of share of Estate of his folks... They could trace him  to Pittsburgh by train but he never arrived in Philadelphia, PA. where he was stationed... simply vanished!!  To this day the family doesn't know what happened to him!) 

    (Bottom is badly torn & pieces missing)   Believe it to have read as follows: 

    " [Complete funeral arran]gements have not [been complete]d, but the body [will be] taken to Arm[strong County, for] burial."    

The obituary was found in the Family Bible of my Grandparents - Oliver J. & Rebecca (Michael) Shaffer.  Oliver's mother was Caroline (Miller) Shaffer! Thus his first cousin! 

Submitted by Clarence R. Shirey   

 

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