MILLER, CLERISSA - Benton County, Arkansas | CLERISSA MILLER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Clerissa MILLER

Rogers City (Rogers) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

August 4, 1848 - April 30, 1921

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, May 5, 1921

MILLER, Clarissa THOMAS - Mrs. W.A. Miller died Saturday shortly after noon at her home at No. 511 South Fourth street. She has been in rather feeble health for a number of years, the result of a railroad accident some years ago while traveling in Texas, but her condition had been serious for but a short time and her death came as a decided surprise to many friends of the family. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. T.E. McSpadden, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which she had been a member for many years. Services were short and simple and the only music was a solo by Mrs. Raymond Gipple. Burial was in the Rogers cemetery by the side of her husband, the late W.A. Miller, who died September 14, 1918. Miss Clarissa Thomas was born in Warren county, Tenn. August 4, 1848 and was 72 years, 8 months and 26 days old at the time of her death. She was married to W.A. Miller February 15, 1867 and to them were born ten children, seven sons and three daughters. One daughter, Mabel, died before the family came to Rogers and another daughter, Mrs. Gene Miller Fant, some years ago. All seven of the sons are living and all had been here for a week previous to their mother's death, save John Miller of San Francisco, who was unable to come. They are: Horton H. Miller, Arthur Miller and Finis E. Miller of Rogers; Hugh J. Miller of Sand Springs, Okla.; Horace Miller of Grove, Okla. and Claud Miller of Muskogee, Okla. The only daughter, Miss Maud, lived at home with her mother. The family went to Lawrence county, Mo. from Tennessee in 1868, locating at Peirce City and came to Rogers in May 1881, arriving before the first Frisco train, so that Mrs. Miller was one of Rogers' oldest residents. She was a woman of much spirit and ability and had as large a circle of friends and acquaintances as any woman who has ever lived in Rogers. While she took little part in public matters she was always helpful and sympathetic in all movements for the betterment of Rogers and thru her large family of sons has perhaps exercised a much greater influence than others who have been more prominent in the public eye.

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Submitted: 9/14/13 • Approved: 9/21/13 • Last Updated: 9/24/13 • R926611-G0-S3

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