HENRY MILLER GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Kincaid Dispatch, Friday, Feb. 27, 1914
Died: Feb. 19, 1914
At about 7:30 last Thursday morning, Henry Miller departed this life, after a long illness, the last few days of which was accompanied by great suffering. His last illness was heart disease.
Henry Miller was among the earliest settlers of this part of Kansas. He was here years before the town of Kincaid was founded, and as he resided on the ground where the town stands, the town came to him, and he belonged to that class of pioneers who are fast passing away. He was virtually a landmark of Kincaid and a familiar figure in the city’s activities and growth. He was of sturdy German ancestry, independent and trustworthy to a high degree, and any trust confided to him was rigorously carried out to the letter. He was very energetic and industrious, and when early in his illness he was compelled to give up hard work he regarded it as a calamity.
He served his country in the great Civil war; was loyal to his state; faithful to his wife and children, just to his neighbor and died with the friendship of all who knew him.
Henry Miller was born Oct. 28, 1842 in Dettweiler, Germany, and died at his home in Kincaid, Kansas, February 19th, 1914, aged 71 years, 3 months, 21 days. He came to America with his parents at the age of four years, and lived at Troy Grove, LaSalle Co., Ills., until he was 18 years of age when he enlisted in Co. F, 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, and served until his regiment was mustered out Nov. 3rd 1864. He came to Kansas in 1869 and bought the land where the town of Kincaid is now situated. He was united in marriage with Martha A. Warman at Garnett, Kans., Nov. 2, 1872. To this union four children were born all of whom are living except Alta, who died Dec. 28, 1901. He is survived by his wife, three children and two sisters.
He was a member of Major Rankin Post of the Grand Army, and a member of the Odd Fellow and Workman lodges.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. church Saturday afternoon, beginning at 2:30, and were conducted by Rev. Shulenberger, who was assisted by L. F. Kempton. A large number of relatives and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect. Major Rankin Post of the Grand Army and the Odd Fellows lodge were in attendance. The flora offerings were very beautiful. At the close of the exercises at the church, interment was made in the city cemetery, the Grand Army Post taking charge and burying their comrade with the service peculiar to their organization.