Clifford MILLER

Clifford MILLER

Male 1903 - 1976  (73 years)

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  • Name Clifford MILLER 
    Born 10 Mar 1903  Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Mar 1976  Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 2 Apr 1976  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • At the time of the 1910 census, lived with grandparents (Leubeckers) in Springdale Township, Lincoln County, South Dakota.

      South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949:
      Clifford Miller
      Age: 24
      Residence Post Office: Tea, S.D. Minnehaha Cty
      Nellie Voelsch
      Age: 21
      Residence Post Office: Sioux Falls, S.D. Minnehaha Cty
      Marriage County: Minnehaha
      Date: 22 Sep 1927
      Name of Clergyman: Frederick A. Wellman
      Official Character: Pastor, Immanuel Congregational Church

      George J. Lowell and Hazel Lowell were witnesses for Cliff and Nell’s wedding. At that time, George and Hazel lived at 1119 N. Lincoln.

      1930 Census, Minnehaha Cty., Wall Lake Township:
      Miller, Clifford, head, rents, age 26, married, first married at age 24, born in SD, father and mother born in Germany, occupation: farmer, general farm;
      Max, his father, age 52, widowed, first married at age 28, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, date arriving in the U.S. is illegible, occupation: retired.

      "At that time, you had to take your seventh and eighth grade examinations in Sioux Falls. Cliff and I were in the same class. He didn't pass his eighth grade examinations and I did so he didn't go on."

      "He stayed on the farm and continued farming with Dad all the time."

      Geo. J. Lowell and Mrs. Geo. Lowell were witnesses for the wedding and the Lowells lived at 1119 N. Lincoln.

      SSDI: #503-50-0035; born 10 Mar 1903; died Mar 1976, res: 57033, Hartford, Minnehaha, SD

      Obituary: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Daily Argus Leader, April 1, 1976:
      Hartford, SD: Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls for Clifford Miller, 73, who died in a Sioux Falls hospital Wednesday.
      Mr. Miller was born near Sioux Falls March 10, 1903. He retired from farming in 1970. His marriage to Nellie Voelsch took place in Sioux Falls Sept. 22, 1926.
      Survivors include the widow; a son, Marvin, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. George Lowell, Sioux Falls, and Mrs. Al Strobel, Mankato, Minn.”««s1»», ««s1»» [1]
    Person ID I229  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2013 

    Father Max MILLER,   b. 12 May 1871, Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ida LEUBECHER,   b. 9 Mar 1872, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1909, Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1900  Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Miller, Max.  Family.  Four Generations.
    Miller, Max. Family. Four Generations.
    L. to R.: Hazel Miller Lowell, Jerry Lowell held by father, G. James Lowell, and Max Miller. Taken at a Miller Family Reunion held on August 5, 1950 in the City Park, Parker, South Dakota.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller.  Children.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller. Children.
    L. to R.: Cliff, Hazel, and Elsie. Taken 1905.
    Miller, Max. Family.
    Miller, Max. Family.
    Front seat, L. to R.: Helen Leubecher Thompson, Max Miller. Back seat, L. to R.: Cliff Miller, Hazel Miller Lowell, and Augusta Leubecher. Taken sometime between 1910 and 1913.
    Miller, Max.  Family.
    Miller, Max. Family.
    L. to R.: Hazel Miller Lowell, Max Miller, Cliff Miller, Helen Leubecher Bates, and Elsie Miller Strobel. Taken around 1913.
    Miller, Adolph.  Third generation descendants in South Dakota.
    Miller, Adolph. Third generation descendants in South Dakota.
    Third generation Miller cousins. Taken on August 5, 1950, at the Miller family reunion held at the City Park in Parker, South Dakota. Back row, L to R: Betty Kettleson Thompson, Alice Nelson Lowell holding Jerry Lowell, G. James Lowell, Claire Strobel, John H. Lowell. Front row, L to R: (kneeling) Marvin Miller, Roger Lowell; (standing) Janice Miller.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller.  Wedding party.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller. Wedding party.
    Wedding occurred on January 10, 1900 at Shindler, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
    Headstones
    Miller, Max and Ida Leubecher Miller
    Miller, Max and Ida Leubecher Miller
    Histories
    Newspaper Articles.  Miller Family Reunion.  August 5, 1950.
    Newspaper Articles. Miller Family Reunion. August 5, 1950.
    Reunion was held at City Park, Parker, Turner County, South Dakota. Article appeared in the 10 Aug 1950 edition of The New Era newspaper, published in Parker, South Dakota.
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet

    Father Max MILLER,   b. 12 May 1871, Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ida LEUBECHER,   b. 9 Mar 1872, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1909, Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1900  Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3617  Group Sheet

    Family Nell TERRIO,   b. 15 Jan 1906, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1988, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1927  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Delores MILLER,   b. 23 Apr 1931,   d. 2 Aug 1972, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +2. Marvin Charles MILLER
    Photos
    Miller, Cliff and Nell Terrio Voelsch.  25th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
    Miller, Cliff and Nell Terrio Voelsch. 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
    Cliff and Nell Miller were married on 22 September 1927 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Date and place of their 25th wedding anniversary celebration unknown. Also pictured are George John and Hazel Lowell, who were witnesses at Cliff and Nell's wedding. Hazel and Cliff were siblings.
    Headstones
    Miller, Cliff and Nell Terrio Voelsch Miller.
    Miller, Cliff and Nell Terrio Voelsch Miller.
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1903 - Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1927 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1976 - Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Apr 1976 - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Leubecher, Augusta and grandchildren, Hazel Miller Lowell and Cliff Miller.
    Leubecher, Augusta and grandchildren, Hazel Miller Lowell and Cliff Miller.
    Miller, Cliff and sister, Elsie Miller.
    Miller, Cliff and sister, Elsie Miller.
    Lowells and Millers.  Pheasant hunting.
    Lowells and Millers. Pheasant hunting.
    L. to R.: John Lowell, Jim Lowell, Hazel Lowell, Delores Miller and Cliff Miller. Hazel had written on the back of the picture: "1 1/2 hrs of good hunting."
    Miller, Clifford.
    Miller, Clifford.
    Most likely taken at the time of high school graduation, about 1923.

    Documents
    Land Records.  Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 195?
    Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 195?
    Farms for Clifford Miller, John Franklin Lowell, and Flora Luker displayed. Township map publication data: Official County Plat Book and Rural Directory of Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Published by Forde Printing, Inc., Mankato, Minnesota. [195?]
    Land Records.  Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, after 1960.
    Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, after 1960.
    Farms for Clifford Miller and John Franklin displayed. Township map publication data not available.

    Recordings
    Country Life Revisited: Part 04: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 04: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) the outbuildings of the Miller homestead; b) Grandma Lowell and her brother waiting for their father to return from his visits to Sioux Falls; c) my discovery of the mantel from the homestead; d) walking back to the car after our visit to the Miller homestead.
    Summers on the Farm: Recording
    Summers on the Farm: Recording
    Recollections of G. James Lowell about the summers that he and his brother, John, spent out on the farms of their uncles.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Interview while driving to and from a family reunion at Flathead Lake, Montana..