Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Tuesday, December 25, 1945
Stroke Proves Fatal To Theodore Miller; Lived Here 50 Years
Theodore Miller, about 75, resident of Lewiston for almost 50 years, and a well-known figure on the streets of this city for the last 35 years, died at St. Joseph's hospital at 3:30 yesterday morning after a stroke at his home Sunday night. A neighbor found him in a semi-conscious condition and notified police.
Mr. Miller was a native of Denmark and came to the United States at an early age. He came to Lewiston when a young man and attended the old Episcopal school conducted by the late Rev. J. D. McConley. He was the owner of three pieces of residence property on Fourth street.
Mr. Miller was known to hundreds of residents of the city. He always carried a cane with a knapsack thrown over his shoulder, and in the last few years walked to two canes. He was an avid reader and spent several hours daily for many years at the reading room of the city library.
More than 40 years ago he was left a substantial estate by his uncle in California. He had no set vocation other than tending his property. He lived alone.
He leaves one sister in California and two brothers in Denmark.
Among the papers found in his home was a will in which he named Prof. W. S. Thornber as executor of his estate, providing that in case he could not act that Carl Malmgren be appointed.
Mr. Thornber said last night he first became acquainted with Mr. Miller in 1911 when he was in charge of horticultural work for the Lewiston Land & Water Co., promoters of Lewiston Orchards. Prof. Thornber conducted a school and Mr. Miller was one of his students.
The body is at Brower-Wann chapel with funeral arrangements pending.