Dana Murdock Miller 1887-1913 Cedar Hill Cemetery Newark Ohio
Dana was my father’s older brother. He was 4 years older, not a big gap. What puzzles me is that there is so little information about him. I understand that he was very popular, and outgoing. He was an actor. He died in Chicago in a fire on September 27 1913 at the age of 26. That is the impression I have but if that is so, why the mystery? Did he die in a fire? Or was there some other cause of death?
In the introduction to her book of poetry self-published by my grandmother when she was in her 80’s and a member of a poetry circle in Daytona Beach Florida, she writes that she raised 4 children. Clearly she raised 5 children. She was 50 years old when Dana died.
Unfortunately both my sister and I have misplaced her little book of poetry to re-examine the introduction and the poems more closely to see if there any clues to explain this.