|Name} Miller, Lawrence Noble (Larry)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Exa 5 Nov 1922 C||Place} Placentia, Orange, California|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 30 Oct 1949||Place} , Hood River, Oregon (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 15 Feb 2008 C||Place} Oregon Veterans Home, The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon|
|Burial: Date} Aft 25 Feb 2008||Place} Willamett National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Ephriam Ashley Miller & Marion N. Hollinshead|
Relationship No.} 1069
|1st Household No.} 534 = Orange County, California|
| Occupation 1} Cannery worker |
Occupation 2} Clerk, supply
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Lawrence Noble Miller was born 5 Nov 1922 on Walnut Street in Placentia, Orange,
California. He was the fourth son Ephriam Ashley Miller and Marion N. Hollinshead. His
two oldest brothers died young, and his surviving older brother John was born in 1920. At the time,
his father Ephriam was an oil worker, working in the Southern California oil fields. The family
moved to Washington.|
In the 1930 U.S. census, Lawrence was living with his family at 4450 Kenyon Place, Seattle, Washington. His father Ephriam was working as a pipefitter in the steamship industry. His brother Kenneth was born in 1930 in Seattle. Around 1931, they moved to Oregon. His brother Donald was born in 1932 in Hood River, Hood River, Oregon. And finally there was a girl in the family.
In the 1940 U.S. census, Lawrence was living with his family in Odell, Hood River, Oregon. His father Ephriam was listed as a farmer on his own account. Lawrence entered the U.S. Army on 13 Jul 1943 at Fort Lewis, Oregon. He was described as 5'8½", 154 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair, civilian occupation, farmer. In the army he qualified as a combat infantryman with the M-1 rifle, and spent 6 months as a supply clerk in a Personnel Redistribution Center and several Prisoner of War Camps. He was at the battle of Luzon, and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, the Phillipine Liberation Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the American Theater Service Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He served 5 months, 17 days overseas, and was discharged 29 Jun 1946 at Fort Lewis, Washington, with the rank of Sergeant.
Following the war, Lawrence worked in labeling and packaging for the Diamond Fruit Company, until his retirement in 1985. He married Lila in Hood River, and they had three sons. After retirement, Lawrence was active in the local Chamber of Commerce, and was a photographer, using the ViewMaster technique.
In his later years Lawrence suffered various ills, and died 15 Feb 2008 in the Oregon Veterans' Home, The Dalles, Oregon. His funeral service was with full military honors, and he is buried in the Willamett National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.
|Time of Birth} 5:00 AM||Time of Death} 7:05 PM||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Lawrence Noble Miller|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} High school, 4 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} Army-infranty for the State of} USA|
|Health Condition} Diabetes
Cause of Death} Heart disease C
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