Miller, Rosa May

Class of 1899
Commencement essay: “The Victory of Women’s Education”

Birth: Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Death: February 14, 1948 (aged 73), Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA

Joseph Andrew Miller (1823–1912)
Frances Ellen Dull Miller (18351906)

Mary Jane Miller Engleman (18581950)
Elizabeth Emma Miller Firebaugh (18591940)
Luther Rice Miller (18601917)
Sarah Annie Bell Miller Zollman (18641887)

James McCowan Copper (18651941)

Basil Earl Copper (19011903)
Beatrice May Copper (19021987)
Gladys Ellen Copper Priddy (19031995)
Joseph Benjamin Copper (19061968)

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
LexingtonLexington CityVirginiaUSA

Source:, #74920698.


Rockbridge County News (Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia), February 19, 1948, p. 5.


Mrs. Rosa Miller Copper, widow of James McCown Copper, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home on South Main street, February 14, 1948, at 2:30 p.m.

She was born in Rockbridge county on February 3, 1875, a daughter of the late Joseph A. Miller and Ellen Dull Miller, both of Augusta county. Her entire life was spent in the Alone Mill community and Lexington. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church and the Bethany Missionary Society at Alone Mills. She was also a member of the Rockbridge Historical Society, and the Lexington Woman’s Club.

Funeral services were held from Harrison’s chapel February 16, at 3:00 p.m. with interment in the Lexington cemetery. The Rev. L.E. Bouknight conducted the service. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Beatrice M. Copper, New York City; Mrs. J. Thomas Priddy, Richmond; and one son, Joseph B. Copper, Birmingham, Ala. One sister, Mrs. James W. Engleman of Lexington, also survives.