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Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.


     AARON MILLER lives eight miles northwest from Sprague, on Crab Creek.  His home is a seven-room house of modern architectural design, elegantly furnished and beautifully situated in a very choice valley.  It is supplied with pure spring water and surrounded with barns, outbuildings, and other improvements.  The estate consists of eight hundred acres of grain land and his wife has two hundred and forty acres in her own name.  The whole farm is very skillfully handled and Mr. Miller is to be congratulated as one of the most progressive and energetic farmers in this portion of Washington.  He has accumulated all this property since the panic of 1893, which shows remarkable ability.  He is a genial, whole souled man, who has won and retained the friendship of all who know him.  His entire career shows his uprightness and progression and he is a typical American farmer.
     Aaron Miller was born in Branch county, Michigan, on November 14, 1846, the son of James and Polly (Heimbaugh) Miller, natives of Pennsylvania.  The father died in 1889 and the mother is now living near Portland, Oregon, at the age of eighty-four.  Aaron received his training from the common schools then attended a college at Ontario, Indiana.  He resided on a farm and remained with his parents until twenty-four years of age then farmed for himself in Michigan until 1872 when he journeyed to Kansas.  Later, we find him in Contra Costa county, California, farming, and in 1884 he came to Lincoln county.  In the spring of 1885, he settled near where he now lives and since that time, has been continuously employed in stock raising and general farming in this part of the county.  Mr. Miller has four sisters, Mrs. Melissa Heinbaugh, deceased, Mrs. Mary Sharp, Mrs. Adaline Stephens, and Mrs. Rhoda Green, deceased.
     In 1870, Mr. Miller married Miss Ellen Green, who died on March 15, 1882. On December 31, 1893, Mr. Miller married Mrs. Drusilla Thompson, the daughter of William and Phoebe (Greenstreet) Ward, natives of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively.  The father died in 1876 and the mother in 1887.  Mrs. Miller has the following brother and sisters, Mrs. Martha Chastine, John Ward, and  Hannah Ward.  Mr. Miller has the following named children, Fred, James, Mrs. Mabel Thompson, and Mrs. Mary Green.  Mrs. Miller has the following named children by her former husband, Mrs. Martha L. Harding, William B., Mrs. Georgia Miller, and Mrs. Agnes Thompson.
     Mrs. Miller belongs to the Ladies of the Maccabees.  Mr. Miller has given each child a farm and in all his career has shown himself a generous and public spirited man.
 


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