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Title Two newspaper clippings for death of John W. Miller, 716 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, August 24-26, 1899.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2009.016.0006
Collection Papers of Florence G. Miller & Family
Credit Gift of Charles J. Tramer & Frank Balogh.
Scope & Content Two newspaper clippings, obituary and funeral notice, for death of John W. Miller, 716 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, August 24-26, 1899.

Text of both articles are in notes.

Clippings are undated, but have datelines of August 24 in articles on the back of each. A death notice newsclipping dated August 24, 1899 can be found in archives catalog 2001.025.0001.

From the family papers of his daughters, Florence and Madeline Miller.
Notes Clipping 1, probably from the "Observer" of Hoboken, August 24 or 25, 1899. It is apparently referred to in clipping 2.


John W. Miller, secretary of Columbia Lodge, No. 63, I. O. O. F., and a well known resident of this city, died at his home, 716 Bloomfield Street, last evening after a prolonged illness. Considerable sympathy was expressed by his friends this morning when news of his death was received.

Mr. Miller married Miss Mamie Henry daughter of Robert Henry, about ten years ago. He leaves a wife and one child. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.

When the U. S. Battleship Maine was blown up In Havana Harbor, Mr. Miller, who was employed by the New York Cinematograph Company was sent to Havana to take views and sketches of the wreck. While at Havana he caught a fever which subsequently caused his death. When he returned from Havana he was an entirely changed man. His health was wrecked.

The views that Mr. Miller had taken of the wreck of the Maine, were reproduced by the Cinematograph and were among the first views placed on exhibition. They were produced simultaneously In London, Paris and other large cities.

Clipping 2: funeral notice, newspaper not indicated except it was not the "Observer", probably August 26, 1899.

Services to Be conducted at the Home Tomorrow.
The funeral of John W. Miller, who at died suddenly early yesterday morning at his home, 716 Bloomfield street, as told in last night's Observer, will take place tomorrow afternoon. Services will be conducted at his late home. Undertaker Wm. N. Parslow has charge of the funeral arrangements.

City Physician [William] Arlitz who was called to attend Miller when he was stricken down says that death was caused by heart disease. As told in the Observer last night, Miller had been ailing ever since he returned from Havana Harbor, where he was sent to take views and sketches of the wreck of the battleship Maine by a cinemotograph (sic) company. He contracted a fever while at Havana he which undermined his health and left him a physical wreck.

Miller's death was entirely unexpected by his family. He went out walking with his two children on Wednesday evening and apparently seemed to be in the best of health. His sudden death a few hours later surprised his many friends and they could scarcely believe such a report until it was confirmed by the family. Miller leaves a wife and two children.
People Miller, Florence
Miller, Madeline
Miller, John W.
Arlitz, Dr. William
Miller, Mamie Henry
Henry, Robert
Date 1899
Year Range from 1899.0
Year Range to 1899.0
Search Terms 716 Bloomfield St.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Parslow, William N., Undertaker
Caption clipping 1: obituary, John W. Miller (probably Observer, Aug. 24-25, 1899)
Imagefile 071\20090160006.TIF
Classification Deaths