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Flora Malissa Piper

Female 1861 - 1937


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  • Name  Flora Malissa Piper  [1, 2
    Born  18 Nov 1861  near Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  Nov 1862  [5
    • The 1900 federal census states she was born in November 1862. Her headstone states her lifespan was 1862-1937.
    Census  1880  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Flora Piper, white, female, age 18, daughter, single, attended school during the census year, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Flora M. Miller, wife, white, female, born November 1862, age 37, married, married for 8 years, 5 children born, 5 of these children living, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Flora M. Miller, wife, female, white, age 48, married (once), years of present marriage 20, mother of 9 children, 8 of those children living, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Flora Miller, wife, female, white, 58, married, could read and write English, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Illinois, keeping house
    Census  1930  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Flora M. Miller, wife-H, female, white, age 68, married, age when first married 29, did not attend school during the previous year, could read and write, born in Illinois, father born in California, mother born in California, state code 65, could speak English, no occupation
    Died  16 Jan 1937  [2, 10
    Buried  18 Jan 1937  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    • (See the notes under Flora's husband, Joe Miller, regarding their cemetery plots.)
    Obituary  19 Jan 1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Mrs. Miller Funeral Held.

      Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist church for Mrs. J. W. Miller. Reverend D. E. Kerr officiated.

      Mrs. Miller, the former Flora M. Piper, was the eldest daughter of Henry and Rachel Piper, and was born near Peoria, Illinois, November 18, 1861. She married Mr. Miller November 12, 1891, the couple living at Mediapolis the past few months.

      Nine children were born to them. One daughter, Mary, died in infancy Her husband and eight children survive. The children are: Mrs. Margaret Holmquist, Mrs. Mae Brockway, Mrs. Olive Bloomer and Mrs. Hazel Walker, of Wapello; Mrs. Estella Kline, of Chicago; Mrs. Ida Kelly, of Mediapolis; Henry Miller of near Burlington, and Johnnie Miller, of near Mediapolis.

      There also are four brothers and two sisters: Henry Piper, of Mt. Union; Ed Piper, of Roscoe; George Piper and Charlie Piper and Miss Ida Piper, of Mediapolis, and Mrs. Frank Mason, of Winfield. There are 14 grandchildren.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [11
    • Flora (Piper) Miller; Born: 1862; Died: 1937; Age: (none); Line Number: 1071; Kossuth Cemetery; Yellow Spring Township
    Person ID  I948  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Henry T. Piper,   b. 1 Nov 1832, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1915 
    Mother  Rachel Winter,   b. 4 Jul 1842, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1919 
    Family ID  F4413  Group Sheet

    Family  Joseph William "Joe" Miller,   b. 18 Sep 1868, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955 
    Married  12 Nov 1891  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 12
    Children 
    >1. Margaret Rachel "Maggie" Miller,   b. 31 Jan 1892, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1988, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mae Etta Miller,   b. 18 Apr 1893, rural Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1989, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Henry Robert Miller,   b. 23 Apr 1895, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1967, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Hazel Anna Miller,   b. 26 Aug 1896, near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1975, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Olive Florence Miller,   b. 4 Feb 1898, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1968
    >6. Estelle Sadie "Stella" Miller,   b. 30 Aug 1900, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1986, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Ida Viola Miller,   b. 18 Mar 1903, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1985, Bethesda Care Center, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. John W. "Johnny" Miller,   b. 18 Nov 1905, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1979, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary Emma Grace Miller,   b. 3 Sep 1907,   d. 11 Sep 1907
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F502  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S8383] Walker, Hazel Ann (Miller) - Obituary (Wapello Republican), (originally published probably in The Wapello Republican, about February 1, 1975; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa).

    2. [S558] World Connect - Gray/Harrison/Wiggins/Porter/Holmquist/Walker/Mayfield/PC.ged: :2710358, (last updated: Mon Nov 3 17:45:51 2003, contact Kerry Gray) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa, E. D. 2, Sheet 2, line 17+, Sutro Microfilm, Sutro Library, San Francisco, California

    4. [S557] Miller, Flora Malissa (Piper) - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, Janaury 19, 1937; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1900 US Census, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, enumerated June 15, 1900, Supervisor's District #74 (1), Enumeration District #2, Sheet #6, Page #11B

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Page 14, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 102, Sheet 18B; Enumerated on June 12, 1880

    7. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 2, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 9; enumeration date: April 20, 1910

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa, E. D. 2, Sheet 2, line 17+, Sutro Microfilm, Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Microfilm #733, reel 487.

    9. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, Supervisors District 29-2, Enumeration District 15, Sheet 3B, page 120 5051, enumerated April 10, 1930

    10. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 4).

    11. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818