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W. H. Miller

W. H. Miller and family came to Portland, Oregon, July 4, 1881. They bought a piece of land between Gordon and Trapper Creek which was owned by the railroad company.

The Millers had 6 children at the time: a son, Henry, 13 years old; a daughter, Isabell, 11 years old; a son, William, 7 years old; Florence, 5 years old; Lillian, 2 years old; and Edith, 3 months old.

In 1885 the Miller family went to California. They came back to their place in Oregon May 1899. Their daughter Edith was sick and they thought she would be better off in Oregon. They were right—she became well right after they returned to Oregon. Four children came back to Oregon with them: Isabell, now married, and family; William, Edith and a daughter Jessie born after they went back to California.

They lived on their place until the fall of 1909, when Mr. Miller sold the place and went back to California to Live. Mrs. Miller died January 11, 1917, and Mr. Miller made his home with his daughter Jessie. Here he lived until the summer of 1917, when he came back to Oregon to live with Edith. He passed away December 20, 1919.

[Source: Submitted by Dorothy Keefe, from a compendium of biographies hand typed and distributed by the East Multnomah Pioneer Association in about 1972, pp. 125-126. (Submitted by Edith Miller Butler.)]

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