Madison Earl Miller

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, January 1, 1953

Earl Miller, 6, Is Heart Victim

M. E. (Earl) Miller, 67, a native of Lewiston whose father, John, was a scout and interpreter for U. S. Army troops here in the early 1870s, died at his home at 1911 Snake River Ave., at 2:40 a.m. yesterday.

Death was due to a heart ailment and illness of more than a year.

Mr. Miller's birthplace, destroyed by fire, stood on what is now Miller Street, which extends from Idaho Street to 7th Avenue. The street was named for his family. A sister, Mrs. Julian Hansen, makes her home at 333 Miller St. The family house, occupied after the first home burned, still stands near the bluff just below the Lewiston Boys' Club building.

Early Tribune Carrier

During his childhood, Mr. Miller lived at Jerry several years where his father operated one of the area's earliest roller mills. He was one of the first carrier boys employed by the Lewiston Morning Tribune in the last 1890s. His longest employment was as a driver for the original Lewiston Laundry company, beginning in the days when horse-drawn vehicles were used. He also was employed for several years by the city in the street department and once ran for office on the city council.

Mr. Miller was born July 13, 1885. On Sept. 21, 1918, he married Myrtle Brust at Lewiston. She was a member of a pioneer family of the Culdesac area, and she survives at the home.

Others surviving include four children, Bill H. Miller, Frank Miller and Charles Miller, all of Lewiston, and Mrs. Jean Reeves of Walla Walla; a brother, Frank E. Miller, and the sister, Mrs. Hansen, both of Lewiston; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brower-Wann Chapel with the Rev. Paul Hovey officiating. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Bailey

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