Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Miles Franklin Price

Miles Franklin Price

JULY 6, 1916 LEADER Lucas County, Iowa
OBITUARY
MILES PRICE.
                Miles Price was born Oct. 21, 1837, in Catawiana, Columbia County, Penn.  He died June 23, 1916, at his home in Russell, Iowa.  In 1862 he was united in marriage to Emeline Markham, of Bardolph, McDonough County, Ill.  To this union were born nine children-- Cecelia S., William F., Harriet A., Charles S., Ella May, Lu Ida, Asa A., Mabel R., and Walter J.  There are also twenty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Those living are the wife and four children- Mrs. Harriet A. Conner, of Ottumwa, S.D.; Charles S., Lu Ida and Asa A. of Russell.  These were all present at this bedside doing all that loving hands could do.
                When the call was given for volunteers he was one among the first to answer his country's call and enlisted in Co. A, 16th Ill. infantry.  He served until the close of the war and received his honorable discharge the 26th of September, 1865.  He and his family moved from Illinois to Lucas County, Iowa, March 1876, and located on a farm near Russell.
                He confessed faith in Christ and united with the Christian church in 1882, remaining a consistent member until death.  A kind and loving husband, father and brother, has answered the last call.  A patient man through all his years of suffering.
                The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, and he was laid at final rest in the Russell cemetery, where a host of friends had assembled to show their respect for him and their friendship for the family.







JULY 6, 1916 LEADER Lucas County, Iowa

OBITUARY
MILES PRICE.
                Miles Price was born Oct. 21, 1837, in Catawiana, Columbia County, Penn.  He died June 23, 1916, at his home in Russell, Iowa.  In 1862 he was united in marriage to Emeline Markham, of Bardolph, McDonough County, Ill.  To this union were born nine children-- Cecelia S., William F., Harriet A., Charles S., Ella May, Lu Ida, Asa A., Mabel R., and Walter J.  There are also twenty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Those living are the wife and four children- Mrs. Harriet A. Conner, of Ottumwa, S.D.; Charles S., Lu Ida and Asa A. of Russell.  These were all present at this bedside doing all that loving hands could do.
                When the call was given for volunteers he was one among the first to answer his country's call and enlisted in Co. A, 16th Ill. infantry.  He served until the close of the war and received his honorable discharge the 26th of September, 1865.  He and his family moved from Illinois to Lucas County, Iowa, March 1876, and located on a farm near Russell.
                He confessed faith in Christ and united with the Christian church in 1882, remaining a consistent member until death.  A kind and loving husband, father and brother, has answered the last call.  A patient man through all his years of suffering.
                The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, and he was laid at final rest in the Russell cemetery, where a host of friends had assembled to show their respect for him and their friendship for the family.






Miles was my great, great, great grandfather.  Shown here:

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