Individual Record 2923

Name}   Miller, Ephriam Ashley Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  8 Dec 1888 Place} Monkland*, Sherman, Oregon
Marr.: Date} Exa 10 Aug 1916  C Place} Seattle, King, Washington     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 19 Mar 1957 Place} Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Burial: Date} Exa 22 Mar 1957 Place} Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1000=Genealogy
Source 2} 1220=Photograph
Source 3} 1287=1900 USA cen
Source 4} 1151=Birth record
Source 5} 1288=1910 USA cen
Source 6} 1381=Marriage rec
Source 7} 845 = Military rec
Source 8} 1285=1920 USA cen
Source 9} 1286=1930 USA cen
Source 10} 1289=1940 USA cen
Source 11}891 = Military rec
Source 12}1132=Death record
Source 13}889 = Cemetery rec
Source 14}963 = Cemetery rec
Source 15}1721=Cemetery rec
Source 16}1290=Letter
Source 17}1291=Letter
Parents: } John Ivan Miller & Hannah Badger
      Household No.} 533
1st Household No.} 533 = South Hood River, Wasco/Hood River, Oregon
      Occupation 1} Laborer
       Occupation 2} Lumber resawyer
       Occupation 3} Pipe fitter
       Occupation 4} Farmer
Spouses:   Prime} Hollinshead, Marion N.
                              Cora M. Carter
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Ephriam Ashley Miller was born 8 Dec 1888 in Monkland*, Sherman County, Oregon.  His parents were John Ivan Miller and Hannah Badger.  He was the fifth of eight children.
In the 1900 U.S. census, the family was living in South Hood River, Wasco County, Oregon.  His father was a farmer, and a sister and a brother had already died young.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was still farming, and Ephriam was listed as a farmer, farming at home.

Cora Carter Miller According to family sources, Ephriam married Cora M. Carter in 1910 in Hood River, Hood River, Oregon.  They had a son, Robert Marvin Miller, born 28 Apr 1911 in Hood River.  Cora died 15 May 1911, at the age of 19 years, and is buried in the Idlewilde Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon.  Their son went to live with his maternal grandparents.

Ephriam married Marion N. Hollinshead on 10 Aug 1916 in Seattle, The ceremony took place in the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Ina and Clement Crait, with whom she had been living.

Pvt. Empriam Ashley Miller According to family records, their first son, Robert A. Miller, was probably born in California in Mar 1917, but died 29 Oct 1917 at age 7 months in Hood River, Oregon.  When Ephriam registered for the World War I draft on 5 Jun 1917, the family was living at 192½ Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon.  He was a resawyer for the Jones Lumber Company in Portland.  He was described as being of medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.  He was totally deaf in one ear.  Their son at that time was 3 months old.

Ephriam entered the US Army as a Private on 6 Jul 1918, and was discharged 1 Apr 1919.  He served in Battery C, 49th Artillery Regiment, Coastal Artillery Corps, which was in France from Oct 1918 through March 1919.**

Ephriam and Marion's son Ashley or Ned, was born 5 Oct 1918 in Los Angeles County, California, while Ephriam was in the service.  In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living on Chapman Avenue in Placentia, Orange County.  Ephriam was a laborer on a citrus farm.  Their son John was born 27 Jul 1920 in Fullerton, and son Lawrence 5 Nov 1922 in Placentia.  Ned died young while the family was living in California.

Ephriam and Marion, with sons John and Lawrence, moved to Seattle, Washington.  In the 1930 U.S. census, they were living at 4450 Kenyon Place, Seattle.  Ephriam was a pipefitter for the steamship industry.  Kenneth was born 9 Oct 1930 in Seattle.  Shortly thereafter, they moved to Oregon, where Donald was born 9 Jan 1932 in Hood River, and where they finally had a daughter.

In the 1940 U.S. census, the family was living in Odell, Oregon, just south of Hood River.  Ephriam was listed as a farmer on his own account.  On 27 Apr 1942, Ephriam registered for the World War II draft in what was referred to as the "old man's registration".  He was 53 years old, and listed his employer as Forrest Moe, working in Odell.  *Ephriam listed his birthpace as Moro, Sherman County, not Monkland.  The two small communities are 6 miles apart on Highway 97.

Ephriam died 19 Mar 1957 in Portland, Oregon, and was buried in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.  His wife Marion died 13 Oct 1976 in Hood River, Oregon, and was buried next to her husband.

**William C. Gaines.  "Coast Artillery Organizational History, 1917 - 1950:  Part 1, Coast Artillery Regiments 1 - 196".  The Coast Defense Journal, Vol 23, Issue 2, p. 22.  "49th Artillery Regiment, CAC.  Constituted in July 1918 and organized that same month at Cp. Eustis, VA.  Moved to Cp. Stuart, Newport News, VA, September 1918 and moved through Newport News POE in October, arriving in France later that month.  Returned to U.S. March 1919 and processed at Cp. Merritt, NJ, before moving to Cp. Grant, IL, for demobilization in March 1919."
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Ephriam Ashley Miller
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} 8th grade           or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army                       for the State of} USA
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 23 Feb 2015
Date Created}  21 May 2012
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