Exeter's Baseball Team, Barry Co., MO


Exeter, MO Baseball Team


About 1895-1900 - Otis Miller on back row - 4th from left


Otis Miller was my great uncle. It is unknown to me who the other boys are but perhaps someone will recognize them.

According to his obituary Otis lived in Exeter 70 years prior to his death in 1960. He was born Apr 14, 1881, and was a son of Mark & Mary Jane (Roberts) Miller. The family moved to Exeter around 1890 when he was approximately 8 yrs old and in 1900 according to the census he was 19 yrs old.


My guess is that Otis is somewhere between 15 and 19 in this photo which would mean it was taken about 1895-1900.

OBITUARY, Springfield Leader and Press, Greene Co, MO Apr 2, 1960 Otis E. Miller, 78, a retired farmer, died Friday morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. Lillis Gurley, Exeter. He had lived in Exeter 70 years. Mr. Miller belonged to Corinth Baptist Church and the Thomas Hollow Fox Hunters Association. Besides his sister, he is survived by a brother, J. C. of Springfield. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church at Exeter, with the Rev. Charles VanZandt and the Rev. Clyde McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery there, with Williamson of Cassville in charge.


CENSUS, 1900 Missouri, Barry, Exeter ED 2 #26

Miller, Mark, head, 53, born May 1847 in Illinois, father Pennsylvania, mother Pennsylvania
Minnie A., daughter, 27, born Feb 1873 in Illinois, father Illinois, mother Indiana
Otis E., son, 19, born Apr 1881 in Illinois, father Illinois, mother Indiana
Jacob C, son, 15, born Jul 1884 in Kansas, father Illinois, mother Indiana
Lillis A, daughter, 12, born Nov 1887 in Kansas, father Illinois, mother Indiana
Alsie A., daughter, 9, born Mar 1891 in Missouri, father Illinois, mother Indiana

Mark was a widow his occupation was Farmer
Minnie's occupation was School Teacher
Otis' occupation was Farm Laborer
Jacob's occupation was Farm Laborer



Submitted by: Norman Smith