Monday, October 15, 2018

PVT Levi Miller

PVT Levi Miller was born 14 Sep 1887 in Kimball, Michigan to Thomas and Annie (Cowling) Miller, the youngest of their seven children.  His father was a native of England and his mother a native of Canada.  His parents apparently met and married in Canada where his oldest sister was born. The family farmed in St. Clair county, Michigan.

Levi was not yet married when he was drafted in 1918.  Assigned to E Company 116th Infantry, he was with that unit when it embarked on the ship Finland for France in June 1918. His parents might both have already died because his sister, Lilly Mae Miller Auch, was listed as his next of kin on the ship manifest.  PVT Miller was killed in action on 15 October 1918.

PVT Miller's body was probably returned to the U.S. and he is probably buried in St. Clair county with his parents.

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