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Maurice Paul MILLER

Male 1903 - 1982  (79 years)


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  • Name Maurice Paul MILLER 
    Born 15 Feb 1903  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jul 1982 
    Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Name was originally "Morris". Morris changed his first name to "Maurice" as an adult.

      After the death of his mother, he went to the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home in Davenport, Iowa, for a time. According to daughter-in-law, Nancy Rae Miller, "Maurice would never talk about his stay there, how long he was there or anything."

      Iowa State Census:
      1915: Floyd: Charles City
      Name: Morris Miller
      Age: 11
      County: Floyd
      Town: Charles City
      Birthplace: Iowa
      Church Affiliation: German Methodist
      Soldiers’ Orphans Home

      Unable to locate 1930 U.S. Federal Census record.

      Remembrances written by Nancy Rae Miller, daughter-in-law, in December 2014:
      "Maurice died 10/7/1982. He was a very active man, had the most gorgeous garden, looked like it came out of a magazine. Alice and Maurice were married June 1932, in the morning, and went to work at noon at the Deckers Meat Packing Plant. Alice said they made 20 cents an hour. They also built their own home by themselves. Always took relatives in when they needed a place to stay, Grandpa Paul was one of them. Also Alice's mother and father, her sister Norma, Eleanor.
      "Maurice was a milkman, worked for the junior college as a custodian and for the Mason City Schools as a custodian. He loved clothes and was always coming home with something new. He hated old things so when Greg and Nancy got married, we took the trunk from their home, that the Millers brought their belongings over from Germany in, still have it in our living room. The mate to it, Maurice told us, his aunt from Phoenix, AZ [Viola Collins] gave it to the Arizona State Museum.
      "Maurice was very close with his brothers and sister. And always went to visit them when he could..."
    Person ID I1321  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 

    Father Paul Friedrich MILLER,   b. Jan 1870, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1948, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary A. SIPPEL,   b. Nov 1870, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1912, Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1894  Floyd Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Miller, Paul and wife, Mary Sippel Miller, and family.
    Miller, Paul and wife, Mary Sippel Miller, and family.
    Back row (L to R): Harold, Melvin and Marvin. Front row (L to R): Maurice, Paul, Willis, Mary, and Russell. Taken shortly before Mary Miller's death in January 1911.
    Miller, Willis; Russell Miller; and Maurice Miller.
    Miller, Willis; Russell Miller; and Maurice Miller.
    Taken at the Iowa Soldier's Orphans' Home in Davenport, Iowa. The three Miller children stayed at the Orphan's home after their mother died in Jan 1911 and before their father's second marriage abt 1916/1917.
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice V. BERGDALE,   b. 6 Jan 1912, Lake Mills, Winnebago, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1995, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1932  Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Darrell Maurice MILLER,   d. 1934
     2. Gary D. MILLER,   b. 27 Nov 1935,   d. 31 Mar 1983  (Age 47 years)
     3. Gregory Lee MILLER,   b. 9 May 1948, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 2015, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F6209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1903 - Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jun 1932 - Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Miller, Willis; Russell Miller; and Maurice Miller.
    Miller, Willis; Russell Miller; and Maurice Miller.
    Taken at the Iowa Soldier's Orphans' Home in Davenport, Iowa. The three Miller children stayed at the Orphan's home after their mother died in Jan 1911 and before their father's second marriage abt 1916/1917.