Hugh Miller and the Mystery of His Death

The Aquila Report | 3/2/2019 | Staff
eymira (Posted by) Level 3
Some blamed his mother, who told him stories about frightening Gaelic spirits. Some suggested he could not deal with the apparent contradictions between his faith and his geological studies. Interestingly, this second theory is still strong today. Yet, its proponents don’t know Hugh Miller. He was never afraid of the truth, nor of the questions and challenges that led to its discovery.

A question meandered through the crowd, “Why?”

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On Christmas Eve, after reading some poems to his children and sending them to bed, Miller wrote a suicide note to his wife Lydia and shot a bullet through his chest, muffling the sound. Lydia discovered the body the next morning.

He had not been well for a while. He had complained to his doctor...
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