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Emma (Halfpenny) Miller


Emma (Halfpenny) Miller was born in 1885 in Rohrsburg, Columbia County, PA, the daughter of Calvin and Caroline (Minerd) Halfpenny.

At the age of 23, in 1910, she was employed as a servant in the home of farmers Clarence E. and Minnie Drumm in Columbia County. 

Emma married Delbert Lloyd Miller (1884- ? ), son of A.L. Miller of Bloomsburg, Columbia County. He was of medium build and height. with dark hair and brown eyes.

He was a self-employed farmer in Orange Township, Columbia County. 

Sadly, Emma became ill with heart disease (pulmonary tuberculosis) at the age of 26. Unable to shake its effects, she died on Dec. 15, 1912, at home. Burial was in Rohrsburg Cemetery. 

At the age of 33, during World War I, Delbert registered for the military draft.

At Thanksgiving in 1919, Delbert hosted a holiday dinner, which reunited his 72-year-old mother-in-law with a much-younger sister Mary Belle Dean, age 53, after a separation of 48 years. The event was covered in a local newspaper and reprinted by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Quick family website shows that Delbert died of a brain hemorrhage or of heart disease. 


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