|Name} Miller, Robert Alfred (Bob)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 10 May 1921||Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 10 Dec 1944 M||Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California; (Link)|
|Marr.: Date} Fam Jul 1955||Place} , El Dorado, California; (Link)|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 1 Jun 1968||Place} Tahoe City, El Dorado, California; (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 7 Jan 1984||Place} Sacramento, Sacramento, California|
|Burial: Date} Exa 9 Jan 1984||Place} East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, California|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Peter John Miller & Evelyn Mae Baldwin|
Relationship No.} 3
|1st Household No.} 259 =Fullarton Street, Atlanta Geornia|
| Occupation 1} Salesman|
Rhymes, Bettie Jeanne
Smith, Frances E. (Fran)
Total Number of} 3
|Notes: Robert Alfred Miller was born 10 May 1921 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey.
His parents were Peter John Miller of Danish descent, and Evelyn Mae Baldwin.
He was baptized 16 Oct 1921 in the First Presbyterian Church of Perth Amboy, New
Jersey; He had an older brother, John Leslie. From an early age, Robert was
known as Bob, and his older brother as Jack. The family moved often,
sometimes living in houses, and sometimes in flats over storefronts.
Bob grew up mainly in Perth Amboy. However, in 1930 the family spent
one year living in Atlanta, Georgia, where his father was a prisoner in the U.S.
Federal Penitentiary, Atlanta. By then, Bob had a younger sister,
and two younger brothers.|
The family returned to Perth Amboy in 1931, where Bob became a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 6. He also was a paper boy for the Perth Amboy Evening News, and went to Washington D.C. in March 1933 with other newspaper boys, including his brother Jack. In March of 1934, at age 13, Bob was seriously injured when taking out the ash cans. The cellar door fell on his head, and he allegedly suffered a skull and jaw fractures, and lacerations. At the time, the family was living at 285 State Street, Perth Amboy.
On 5 Oct 1935, the family left for California traveling by car with all of their possessions, camping as they traveled by way of the Southern route. They settled in Wilmar (now Rosemead) at 2912 South Stevens Street. Bob is seen at right with his bicycle and dog in 1936. A few years later, Bob gained another little sister. After high school, Bob attended college for one year. At some point he returned to New Jersey, as he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 Oct 1942 in Union County, New Jersey.
On 10 Dec 1944, Bob married Lucille Kirkbride in the Little Stone Chapel of Turner, Stevens, and Turner in Alhambra, California. At the time of his marriage he was a material coordinator in steel fabrication and engineering. In the spring of 1949, they traveled to New Jersey to visit his relatives. Bob is seen at right with his grandmother, Frances Lydia Baldwin, his uncle, Wilfred L. Baldwin, and his Uncle Chris Miller's family.
Bob and Lucille had one daughter in 1952, but the marriage ended in divorce. Bob was in the paint and wallpaper business, as was the rest of the family. In 1945, he was a partner with his father, opening the Montebello store at 134 North Fifth Street, Montebello. In 1952, when he was living at 8651 Abilene Street, Rosemead, he sold his part in the business back to his father. He was also a partner with his father in the Pasadena store, located at 643 East Colorado.
In 1954, between marriages, Bob was living with his parents at 101 E. Adams, Alhambra. In July 1955, he married Bettie Jeanne Rhymes in El Dorado County, California. They had one daughter in 1957, but in 1959, this marriage also ended with divorce.
Bob moved north, and settled in Oakland, California. At one time he played the French horn, as seen at the left, with the Oakland Symphony. His third marriage was to Frances E. Smith, known as Fran. His mother, Evelyn Miller, was present for the ceremony on 1 Jun 1968, in the Presbyterian Church in Tahoe City, California.
Fran liked to take photographs, and Bob's life after marriage was much photographed. They also did quite a bit of moving about as well as taking many vacations. In 1969, Bob and Fran lived in a house on Salmon Falls Drive in Sacramento. Bob evidently liked to barbeque. In 1971, they were living in San Leandro, California. In 1974, they were living in a house on Knoll Way, Castro Valley, California. They were in their second mobile home in San Leandro, when it snowed in 1976. Eventually, they moved to Sacramento.
Bob had a company called Miller Sales. He also owned The Miller Transportation transportation Company in Oakland. He and Fran attended hardware shows in Brooks Hall, San Francisco, in 1974, 1975, and 1976.
Bob died suddenly on 7 Jan 1984 of heart failure. Fran said he evidently had a premonition that time was short, and was tidying up his affairs. He wrote me a thank you note the day before he died. Burial was by cremation, and he resides in the Azalea Garden, East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, California.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Baptism Date} Exa 16 Oct 1921||Place} 1st Presbyterian Church,
Perth Amboy, Middlesex, NJ
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Bob, date unknown|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} High School or Top 2 Degrees} 1 Year college|
|Military: Service} Army Air Corp for the State of} United States|
Cause of Death}
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