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Thursday, February 20, 1919
Winfield Scott Miner
A SUDDEN DEPARTURE

Winfield Scott Miner, was born in Shelby county, Indiana, February 25, 1849. Died at his home north of Shattuck, Oklahoma. February 12th, 1919. He was married in early manhood to Miss Mollie Richards. To this union one child was born. The first wife having died several years ago, he was married in 1910 to Birdie J. Hale. He leaves his wife, a daughter, two brothers and three sisters to mourn his departure. Only one sister could be present at the funeral which was held at the home February 15th, at about 11:15 a.m. Scripture lesson John 13. 1-14. Text "When a few years are come, I shall go away, whence I shall not return."-Job 16 22. He was then laid to rest in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Shattuck.

Mr. Minor drive out into the field on Wednesday with his team and wagon with header barge; after some little time the team came to the house without the barge, bringing the running gears of the wagon. A search being made he was found with the edge of the barge laying across his back about the lower part of the lungs. It is thought that he died instantly, as the barge was very heavy and being blown off the wagon by a hard wind it must have fell very hard.

The Lord bless the sorrowing wife and relatives.

T. A. Butler


Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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