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James Miller (1882-1959)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, September 3, 1959

Headline: White Pass Man James Miller Died Last Week, 1959

    Many loca] residents gathered Monday at 10 a. m. in the Old Log Church to pay their last respects to the late James Miller. Born in Denmark, he was 77 when he died suddenly on August 28.

    Mr. Miller spent 20 years working for the White Pass, as a longshoreman, shipyard worker and on the river boats. He had recently been floorman in the freight shed. Before joining the the White Pass, Mr. Miller spent many years trapping in the Laberge area, arriving in the Yukon in 1904.

    Predeceased by his wife, the late Mr. Miller is survived by son James, Jr., daughters June, Mary (Mrs. Frank Chambers) and Rene (Mrs. Art Smith), all of Whitehorse.

    Pal] bearers were Jack Croft, Charlie Fox, Jack Loewen, Fred Good, Tom Boulter and Dan McKay. Funeral arrangements were in the care of W. J. Morris and interment took place in Whitehorse cemetery. The Rev. A. L. Privett officiated at the last rites.

    A quiet man, the late Mr. Miller was well-liked and considered by friends and associates a fine old gentleman, remarkable in many ways.