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Solomon Henry Miller
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1859
Marion County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1922
Lincoln County
Washington, USA

His father was Jacob Henry Miller and his mother, Matilda (Miller) Miller. They were living near Marion, Ohio when Solomon was born.

About 1892 he left Ohio and went to San Francisco, CA. He traveled from there by boat to Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. He then settled in Cheney, Spokane, County, WA where he was employed in a flour mill.

He married Susanna Pfrender 23 November 1893 Harrington, Lincoln County, WA.

He died near his home which was few miles northeast of Harrington, WA from Bight's Disease which was a kidney inflammation.

They had 3 children:
Hulda Miller Lamparter
Henry Miller
Wesley Miller
During WWI Wesley was killed in action at Eponinville, France, in the Argonne Offensive. His body was later returned to the States and placed at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC.

Transcribed from, An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington, published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
SOLOMON H. MILLER. The beautiful and substantial residence of Mr. Miller is about three miles northeast from Harrington and is one of the choice places of the county. The broad acres of a large farm surround and the entire estate is one of great value and productive of large returns annually. Mr. Miller has about one section producing wheat and the excellent buildings, orchards, and other improvements combine to make all attractive and comfortable. The residence is of eight rooms exclusive of bath and closets and is provided with hot and cold water and all other modern conveniences. A first class water system supplies the life giving fluid to all parts of the grounds needed and the entire premises speak forth the thrift and taste of the owner.
Solomon H. Miller was born in Marion county, Ohio, on January 6, 1859, the son of Jacob and Matilda Miller. The father was born in Pennsylvania, where his ancestors were early pioneers, and they also fought in the Revolution. The mother was also born in the Keystone state and she traces her ancestry to Germany as well as does her husband. Our subject was trained in the schools of Fayette county, Illinois, and in 1880, went to Iowa and later to Dakota. In the fall of 1882, he made his way on out west, and in due time located in Cheney. For a few months he worked for wages and had opportunity to look over the country. Being impressed with the fertility and advantages of the Big Bend, Mr. Miller in the fall of 1882 chose a pre-emption where he now lives. Later he filed a homestead right on it and then commenced the hard pull to open up a farm in this wild country. For years he labored along, scarcely seeing any progress until 1897, when he was prospered excellently and soon accumulated his present fine holding.
In November, 1893, Mr. Miller married Miss Susan, the daughter of Jacob and Anna Pfrender, and a native of Switzerland. The parents are now both deceased. Mrs. Miller came to the United States when she was young. In 1890, she went to Pennsylvania and in 1893, she landed in Lincoln county. To this marriage two children have been born, Wesley W. and Hulda F. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are both members of the Evangelical church and have always taken an active interest in church work. At the present time, Mr. Miller is superintendent of the Sunday school and is an active promoter of all movements that are for the welfare of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Miller labored very hard for the first twelve years of their stay in this county and many hardships and much self-denial were theirs to endure. However they surmounted it all and now are reaping the due reward of their industry."

Family links: 
  Susanna Pfrender Miller (1867 - 1941)
  Hulda Miller Lamparter (1896 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Cemetery
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Valerie Timm Adams
Originally Created by: Donna Lyle Alumbaugh
Record added: May 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53018359
Solomon Henry Miller
Added by: Donna Lyle Alumbaugh
Solomon Henry Miller
Added by: Donna Lyle Alumbaugh
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