Family Beset by Tragedies in 1910


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/8/1910.

A Horrible Tragedy

On Thursday evening of last week, near Normantown, there occurred an awful tragedy in which Mr. and Mrs. Granville Miller were the participants, and which resulted in the death by hanging of Mr. Miller, and that this hour Mrs. Miller is lying at the point of death.  Just about a year prior to this it will be remembered that two of these people's children were burned to death, since that time reports say the couple has been having frequent and furious fights, and it is supposed now that in the fight which occurred last Thursday Miller used an ax with such telling the effect on his wife that he thought she would die.  When neighbors found her she was in a dying condition and no trace, what ever could be found her husband.  A strict search instituted but no trace of him was found until Saturday morning when his body was found hanging to a tree on top of the hill back of Normantown where he had hanged himself.  There were no witnesses to the tragedy, the people who lived in the same house with the Miller's being away from home at the time it occurred.