Army Badge
  • Name: Raymond "Ray" Francis Miller
  • Location of Birth: Long Island City, New York
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1894
  • Date of Death: January 9, 1972
  • Parents: Lewis M. Miller & Sarah M. (Werkheiser) Miller
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  • Highest Rank: Pvt (Private)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: 1918
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: July 15, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War I Registration Card
    Name: Raymond Francis Miller
    Age: 22
    Home address: Taconite, Minnesota
    Date of birth: October 14, 1894
    Citizenship: Natural born
    Place of birth: Long Island City, New York, USA
    If not a citizen, what country: -----
    Present occupation: Machinist helper
    By whom employed: Oliver Iron Mining Co.
    Where employed: Taconite, Minnesota
    Dependents to support: No
    Marital status: Single
    Race: Caucasian
    Prior military service: None
    Claim exception from draft: No
    Tall, medium, or short: Short
    Slender, medium or stout: Medium
    Color of eyes: Grey
    Color of hair: Brown
    Bald: No
    Disability: No
    Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Place of registration: Iron Range, Itasca, Minnesota

    Raymond Miller departed Hoboken, New Jersey on March 30, 1918 aboard the "President Lincoln" as a Private with the 19th Engineers - Camp Pike Replacement Detachment bound for France.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ray Miller was a resident of Itasca County for forty-three years, the last five of which were in Marble. He was a retired M.A. Hanna employee.

    Ray died at the Itasca Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 121). He is survived by his wife, Avanelle; one daughter, Maida (James) Peterson; two sons, Ronald D. Miller and Jack D. Miller; one sister, Nellie Wilson; one brother, J.D. Miller; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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