from the death cert of -
Born: Feb 23, 1849, Washington Co. MO]
Father: Louis Irido? b. MO
Mother: Rachel White, b. Washington Co. MO
Marital Status: Widow [interestig] SEE BELOW
Informant: Alfred Denny, Mineral Point, MO
Died: Benton, Washington Co. MO, April 26, 1918, carcinoma stomach
Buried: Hopewell, MO, April 28, 1918
Marital Status: Widow [interestig] -
This would indicate that William Miller had "abandoned" her.
Many women who were in this situation used the term "widow" as it was more "PC" than divorced.