Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Melvin Leslie John Miller, 1916-2006

Melvin Leslie John Miller, 90, of Los Angeles will be buried today in that city. He died Monday, September 18, 2006. He was born in Tyler, Smith County, Texas in 1916, the seventh child of Mose and Anna Miller. His siblings were Joe, Rube, Annie, Noble, Wilbert, and Gladys. As a small child he was raised by his aunt and uncle Will and Annie Square of Tyler, Texas. Melvin Miller married Lucy Ann Hutcherson in Tyler. Lucy died giving birth to twin boys, one of whom died at birth. The surviving twin, Louis Mannuel Miller, is the father of my sister-in-law Creola Lee Miller Manson of San Jose, California.

Born in poverty, Melvin Miller made a success of himself and for his family. He was much beloved by his five grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

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