Leroy Leonard Miller

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, March 7, 1930

Pioneer Landlord Dies At Nezperce

L. L. Miller, 74, Operated Hotels and Restaurants at Lewiston, Colfax and Nezperce for 44 Years.

Nezperce, March 6 - L. L. Miller, 74, pioneer hotel and restaurant proprietor of Lewiston, Colfax and Nezperce, and a resident of the west for 44 years, died in his room at the miller hotel in Nezperce at 7:30 o'clock this morning from a heart attack. The end came without the least warning.

On February 3 he was the victim of an accident on the grade between Nezperce and Kamiah when a horse-drawn sleigh he was riding left the roadway and toppled down an embankment for 200 feet. His injuries were at the time considered serious. He had sufficiently recovered from the effects of this accident to move about the hotel and within a few days he had expected to resume its active management.

Born in Illinois.

Born in northern Illinois September 24, 1855, Mr. Miller migrated west and located at Colfax, engaging in farming and in conducting a restaurant. In 1906 he located at Lewiston, remaining there until 1920, operating a hotel and restaurant, and late in that year he came to Nezperce.

Besides conducting the Miller hotel he was the owner of a farm about three miles below Kamiah, and on the day he met with an accident he was bound there.

Leaves Many Survivors.

He leaves a widow and 10 children, four sons and six daughters, as follows: Leonard Miller and B. J. Miller, both of Wallace; Melvin Miller, of Los Angeles; Charles Miller, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Gus Ulrich and Mrs. A. S. Lewis, both of Seattle; Mrs. J. A. Miller, Mrs. C. A. Dickeson and Miss Ona Miller, all of Nezperce, and Mrs. E. Henry, of Lewiston.

Charles Miller, who concluded a visit with his parents, left Tuesday for Pittsburgh, stopping over at Lewiston and Moscow en route. He was reached at Moscow this morning and returned to Nezperce in the afternoon.

Burial will be made at Lewiston Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Eagles lodge of that city, of which Mr. Miller was long a member, conducting the service from the Vassar chapel.

Contributed by Bailey

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