Charles Wilbur Miller

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, April 4, 1954

Charles Miller, 63, Gilbert Farmer, Dead

Orofino - Charles Wilber Miller, 63, well-known farmer of the Gilbert area, died in his sleep at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at his home. Deat was caused by a coronary occlusion.

He had worked the previous day in the field on his ranch and had been in apparent good health.

He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas N. Miller, early-day Gilbert homesteaders, and was born May 28, 1890, at Cheney, Wash., moving to Gilbert in 1896. In 1921 he moved to the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington where he homesteaded. He was married to Luella Box at Spokane, Oct. 7, 1922. They returned to Gilbert the following year where they had since farmed his father's homestead.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Nezperce Lutheran Church and a Navy veteran of World War I.

He is survived by his wife at the home; one son, Neil Miller of Gilbert; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Benson of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Hanson of Lewiston, Mrs. Bertha Plant of Kennewick, Wash., and Mrs. Blanche Albers of Keystone, Iowa; a brother, Perry Miller of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

The body is at Gilbert's Chapel with arrangements pending.

Contributed by Bailey

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