Obituary - From the Stark County News, Friday, 5 August 1898
Miller - Died of Dropsy, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.S. LePort, in LaFayette, Illinois, Saturday, July 30, 1898, **Steward Alexander Miller, aged 65 years and three months.
Steward Alexander Miller was a native of West Virginis, being born in Union, Monroe county, April 30, 1833. He came to Illinois in the early fifties and settled at Abingdon. He was united in marriage to Miss Frances Callison, who departed this life in 1858. Of this union, two children were born - Thomas and Clara- both dying at an early age. In 1861 he was again united in marriage to Mrs. J.C. Newton, who departed this life May 10, 1886. Of this union three children were born, all of whom survive him - Calvin H. of Hamburg, Iowa; Mrs. Fannie Grant of Omaha, Nebraska and Mrs. E.S. LePort of LaFayette.
He moved to LaFayette in October 1867 where he has since resided. He was identified with T.W. Ross in the blacksmith trade until three years ago when failing health compelled him to relinquish his work. Mr. Miller was a loving husband, a kind father, a warm friend and a good neighbor - what more can be said? Realizing that his pilgramage on earth was drawing to a close, he was resigned to the will of God. He was buried with Masonic honors, Sunday, July 31, 1898, in the LaFayette cemetery. The beautiful Masonic burial rites being used, the services being in charge of U.J. Overman, W.M., of Toulon Lodge No. 93, A.F. & A.M. Masonic brethren from Toulon, Galva and Stark Lodge No. 510, of which latter he was a member, were present.