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384. Mary Elizabeth8 SHIPMAN (William Marquis7, Joseph Tuttle6, Aaron5, John4, David3, John2, Edward1) was born in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey September 13, 1857.(453) Mary died January 16, 1886 at 1073 Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey at 28 years of age.(454) She was interred January 19, 1886 at Evergreen Cemetery, Public Ground, Map 1, Grave 46 in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(455)

She married Charles Adams MILLER April 27, 1876 at Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.(456) Charles was born 1845 in Spotswood, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Charles was the son of John MILLER. Charles died December 22, 1885 at 232 Morris Avenue in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey at 40 years of age.(457) He was interred December 24, 1885 at Evergreen Cemetery, Row 3, Map 1, Grave 39 in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(458) He was reinterred March 22, 1892 at Evergreen Cemetery, Section I, Lot 17, Grave 2R, in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(459)

Charles Miller was a widower when he married Mary Shipman. Thus far, no record of his first marriage has been located.

During a period of just over three years, the family of Charles and Mary Miller was decimated by a series of tragedies. In April 1884, their son Charles died of nephritis just before his fifth birthday. In December 1885, father Charles succumbed to a sudden stroke. In January 1886, less than a month after the untimely death of her husband, Mary died during childbirth. The child that she had borne died at the age of four weeks. Fifteen months later another son, William, died of diphtheria at age six. Following the deaths of their parents, the surviving Miller children lived with their maternal grandparents, William and Sarah Shipman.

The following obituary appeared in the December 23, 1885 edition of the Elizabeth Daily Journal newspaper:

DEATH OF ENGINEER MILLER

The death of Mr Charles A. Miller, at his residence on Morris avenue yesterday afternoon, was peculiarly sad, and has aroused a very general feeling of sorrow for the family so suddenly bereaved.

Mr. Miller was an engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and running a night train. He was forty years of age, and a son-in-law of Officer Shipman. He was at home yesterday and in usual health. In the afternoon his wife went out to call at her father's, leaving Mr. Miller at home with the children.

During her absence and while coming in from the yard Mr. Miller dropped dead in the kitchen doorway. The screams of the children attracted the attention of Mr. Parker, who was passing, and he called Officer Hess, who in turn summoned Dr. Fortune. Life was extinct when the doctor arrived. Dr. Green subsequently came and said that death was caused by apoplexy.

Mr. Miller leaves a wife and five children, all of tender age.

FAMILY RESIDENCES

03 JUN 1880 US CENSUS Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ (1081 Magnolia Avenue)

01 JUN 1885 NJ CENSUS Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ (Ward 5)

She was reinterred March 22, 1892 at Evergreen Cemetery, Section I, Lot 17, Grave 3R, in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(460)

Mary Shipman was the second wife of Charles A. Miller. She died at the birth of her eighth child at the age of 28 years, 4 months and 3 days. The Union County Birth Register and the Christ Episcopal Church baptismal and funeral records name a daughter, Mary Arabella, born 16 January 1886 and who died 13 February 1886. The Union County Death Register lists the death of a one month old male, William M. Miller, on 13 February 1886. Evergreen Cemetery records show interment of William M. Miller in the family plot on 15 February 1886. Church records and civil birth records make no mention of William M. and civil death and cemetery records do not mention Mary Arabella. Attempts are being made to clarify the identity of this child.

The following obituary appeared in the January 17, 1886 edition of the Elizabeth Daily Journal newspaper:

DEATH OF MRS. MARY E. MILLER

The death of Mrs. Mary E. Miller following so soon after that of her husband, Engineer Charles Miller, is peculiarly sad, and has excited the sympathies of all in the community. Mrs. Miller died at her father's, Officer Wm. M. Shipman, No. 1073 Magnolia avenue, yesterday morning after a brief illness. She was twenty-nine years of age, and leaves six children, the youngest but a few days old. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at two o'clock from the residence of the bereaved parents.

Mary Elizabeth SHIPMAN and Charles Adams MILLER had the following children:

child + 503 i. Florence Elizabeth9 MILLER was born June 26, 1876.

child + 504 ii. Clarence Shipman MILLER was born October 23, 1877.

child 505 iii. Charles Roland MILLER was born in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey May 6, 1879.(461) Charles died April 3, 1884 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey at 4 years of age.(462) He was interred April 4, 1884 at Evergreen Cemetery, Public Ground in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(463)

child 506 iv. Charlotte Wood MILLER was born in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey May 6, 1879.(464) Charlotte died September 3, 1879 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey at less than one year of age.(465) She was interred September 1879 in New Jersey.

child 507 v. William Adams MILLER was born in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey December 19, 1880.(466) William died May 12, 1887 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey at 6 years of age.(467) He was interred May 13, 1887 at Evergreen Cemetery, Row 3, Map 1, Grave 39 in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(468) He was reinterred March 22, 1892 at Evergreen Cemetery, Section I, Lot 17, Grave 2R, in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(469)

The following death notice appeared in the May 13, 1877 edition of the Elizabeth Daily Journal newspaper:

MILLER--After a brief illness, on May 12, WILLIAM A., son of the late Charles A. and Mary E. Miller, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Shipman, in the 7th year of his age. Funeral private.

child + 508 vi. Edith MILLER was born February 1, 1883.

child 509 vii. Ethel MILLER was born in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey February 1, 1883.(470) Ethel died May 31, 1977 at the Lutheran Home in Ocean View, Cape May County, New Jersey at 94 years of age.(471) She was interred June 6, 1977 at Hollywood Memorial Park, Lot 12, Unit B, Sec 32, Grave 2 in Union, Union County, New Jersey.(472) She married Henry Floyd WALTERS after 1917 in New Jersey. Henry was born February 10, 1888 in Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey.(473) Henry was the son of Silas C. WALTERS and Addie FITTS. Henry died November 1972 in New Jersey at 84 years of age. He was interred November 15, 1972 at Hollywood Memorial Park, Lot 12, Unit B, Sec 32, Grave 1 in Union, Union County, New Jersey.(474)

Henry Floyd Walters' World War I draft registration card, dated 5 June 1917, lists his occupation as an Electrician for Proctor & Gamble Company, of Staten Island, NY. His residence is 504 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ. He is described as tall and stout and having blue eyes and brown hair.

The following obituary appeared in the June 2, 1977 edition of the Elizabeth Daily Journal newspaper:

WALTERS - On May 31, 1977, Ethel (nee Miller) formerly of 206 E. Third Ave., Roselle, N. J., beloved wife of the late H. Floyd Walters and beloved mother of Mrs. William E. Stott of Cape May, N. J., former employee of the Singer Manufacturing Co.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday eve at 7 o'clock in the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Cape May, N. J.

Interment 12 noon Monday in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, N. J.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lutheran Home at Ocean View, N. J. 08230.

child 510 viii. Mary Arabella MILLER was born in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey January 16, 1886.(475) Mary died February 13, 1886 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey at less than one year of age.(476) She was interred February 15, 1886 at Evergreen Cemetery, Public Ground, Map 1, Grave 46 in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(477) She was reinterred March 22, 1892 at Evergreen Cemetery, Section I, Lot 17, Grave 3R, in Hillside, Union County, New Jersey.(478)

The name and sex of the individual on this record is taken from the Union County Birth Register and records of the Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ. The New Jersey Register of Deaths for Union County in 1886 lists the death of a one month old child named William M. Miller, son of Charles A. and Mary Miller, on the above date. The Evergreen Cemetery records also show interment of William M. Miller in the Shipman Family Plot in February 1886. A death notice published in the local newspaper names the last child born to the Miller family as Mary A., daughter. Considering the information available, it appears certain that the Death Register entry is erroneous and probably accounts for the same mistake in the Evergreen Cemetery records.

The following death notice appeared in the February 13, 1886 edition of the Elizabeth Daily Journal newspaper:

MILLER--In this city after a brief illness, on February 13th, MARY A., infant daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary E. Miller, aged one month.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of the grandfather, Mr. William Shipman, No. 1073 Magnolia avenue, on MONDAY, February 15th, at two o'clock P.M.

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