MILLER, RICHARD J., JR - Calhoun County, Michigan | RICHARD J., JR MILLER - Michigan Gravestone Photos

Richard J., Jr MILLER

Oak Hill Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Michigan

LOST OCT. 9, 1898
BURIED HERE MAY 9, 1899
AGED 14 YEARS
LOT 794, RT. 2

*ARTICLE ABOUT RICHARD*

The Battle Creek Moon, Monday, October 10, 1898

Richard, the fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Miller, mysteriously disappeared yesterday from his home on Coldwater street, and a two days search has not disclosed his whereabouts. The lad changed his clothes in the morning, attiring himself in a pair of overalls, a west and shirt, and started out barefoot. He had a small stick in his hands and before starting out knocked some apples from an adjacent tree. He did not say where he was going and was not questioned.
He did not return to dinner, and the afternoon drew to a close. A searching party was formed of neighbors, and still he was missing.
This morning more men started out, and, in a sand pit near the house, they found the cane, one apple, and another half eaten one. Fearing a cavein, they dug out a large amount of said, but could not find what they expected. The river was searched and every nook of the surroundings.
The boy has relatives in Sonoma, and it was suggested that he might be there, Hence his older brother started out to that place this morning. It is not thought, however, that he is there, because he usually brushes up a bit before going there, and he did just the opposite this time. There are many fears for his safety, the boy has never been accustomed to such actions. It seems as if the earth had swallowed him up. He does not like to be away from home overnight, and had no occasion to runaway.

Later — Up to four clock no information as to the whereabouts of Richard Miller has been received from the Moon reporter, who is out with the searching party. The woods and underbrush have been completely searched, but there is no new clue.

Contributed on 5/30/15

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Submitted: 5/30/15 • Approved: 5/30/15 • Last Updated: 3/17/18 • R66253-G0-S3

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