Obit of Dr. Robert Adam Miller from a Sonoma County, CA Newspaper:
A PROMINENT PHYSICIAN ANSWERS THE FINAL CALL
Dr. Robert Adam Miller was born April 27, 1831 and died April 20, 1912.
Dr. Robert A.
Miller, a well known and much beloved character in Mt.
Olivet vicinity, died at his home in Sebastopol (CA) last Saturday noon at
the age of 79 years 11 months and 20 days. Dr. Miller spent his early
years in Alabama and Arkansas. He served in the Confederate army as a
lieutenant during the Civil War and passed through many thrilling
experiences. On one occasion he was taken prisoner and was sentenced to
be shot in lieu of a Union office of the same rank who had been killed
by the Confederate army, but his personality so appealed to the Union
officers that he was permitted to escape.
Dr. Miller was a
relative of Ex-President Pierce. At the close of the
war he moved to Texas and in 1866 began the practice of medicine in
Peoria (TX), where he labored as a physician for thirty-five years. He was
celebrated for his ability as a physician and for his fine qualities,
being a friend of the poor always. Dr. Miller helped widows and
educated many poor boys, who afterward made fine men. When in 1901 he
decided to come to California to make his home, the people of Peoria
were much disappointed. His wife had died several years previously and
he was anxious to be with his children, Mrs. Henry Vaughan and family,
and Dr. J.P. Miller and family, who were making their homes in
Sebastopol. He also has one son practicing law in London, England.
Thomas B. Miller, deceased, was a pioneer of Sonoma county
and was well known in Santa Rose, where he made his home and educated
his family, James P. Miller, Santa Rosa; Mrs. E.H. Parnell, Graton;
Thomas Boone Miller, Santa Rosa; Mrs. Samuel W. Purrington, Mt. Olivet;
Mrs. Alex Ragle, Eldorado County;Mrs. Sherrie Ballard, San Jose; Mrs.
Spencer Grogan, Santa Rosa; Mrs. L.E. Barlow, Sebastopol,; Mrs. F.B.
Chenoweth, San Francisco; several of whom attended the funeral of their
uncle in Sebastopol Monday afternoon. The body was buried in I.O.O.F.
cemetery at that place.
grandchildren of Dr. Miller are as follows: Robert, Viola and
Morris Miller, Mabella and Madeline Vaughan of Sebastopol, and two
children of the deceased daughter, and wife of Dr. Harris in Texas. He
also leaves one brother, Jacob Miller, and family, near Galveston and
Deepwater, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. John White, and family, of
Morgan, Texas, and nephews and nieces in Arkansas to mourn his loss.
Thanks goes to Becky Cripe from Yorba Linda, CA for sharing this obituary of Dr. Allen