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Miller, Lyman F.
LYMAN F. MILLER.
A descendant of Revolutionary ancestry and of good fighting stock, Lyman F. Miller, of Deer Park, fearlessly performed his duty as a soldier in the Union army and has also ably discharged his responsibilities as a private citizen and a public officer. A native of Vermont, he was born September 1, 1844, his parents being Julius W. and Harriet E. (Field) Miller. The father died in 1895 and the mother passed away many years previous, in 1852. The grandfather of our subject on the maternal side was a captain in the war of 1812 and ancestors of the family have been traced as far back as Colonial times.
Lyman F. Miller was taken to Wisconsin when he was eight years old and received his preliminary education in the public schools of that state and Illinois. In response to the call of President Lincoln he enlisted in Company C, One hundred and sixth Illinois Infantry, and served in the Civil war under General Sherman, under General Grant at Vicksburg, and under General Steele in Arkansas. After receiving his honorable discharge he went to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and was engaged in a mill, doing millwright work and filing. In 1871 he engaged at his trade as millwright at Lebanon, Missouri, and. became half-owner in a mill. After three years he went to Marshalltown, Iowa, and followed his trade for eight years in that place. He then took up his residence at Bartlett, Nebraska, where he became quite prominent, serving as county surveyor for four years. He removed to Kinbrae, Minnesota, at the end of the time named and followed his trade there, also filling the position of mayor of the town for six years and postmaster for eight years. Believing that the northwest offered more favorable inducements than he perceived in Minnesota, he came to Washington and was for three years a resident of Newport, where he engaged as a millwright, and from there he removed to Deer Park, where he has since remained. He has prospered in his work at this place and is now superintending the construction of the new high school building.
On the 2d of April, 1868, Mr. Miller was married in Wisconsin, to Miss Harriet C. Cook, a daughter of Jacob Cook. Her ancestors were among the first German settlers of New York state. Mr. and Mrs. Miller became the parents of the following children: Edward, who married Cora Shipman; Ida M., who is the wife of W. J. Drake; Laura E., now Mrs. H. A. Noyse; Nellie H., who married J. Moore; and Myrtle. The mother of these children died in 1888. Mr. Miller has given his support to the republican party ever since he arrived at manhood and is now serving as mayor of Deer Park. He is not identified with any religious denomination but is an attendant of the Congregational church. Fraternally he is connected with the Odd Fellows and has passed through all the chairs of the subordinate lodge, being at the present time chaplain of Deer Park Lodge. He is also a member of the Rebekahs and of the Grand Army of the Republic. As is indicated by the various offices he has filled, Mr. Miller is highly active and efficient in anything he undertakes. He has never shirked responsibility and as he is a man .of good judgment and tact he has been successful in many important undertakings. He sees no reason to regret establishing his permanent home in Deer Park, as here he has found friends and is recognized as one of the most useful men of the community.
History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County Washington 1912