Miller, Howard J.

Regimental Number: 1251157
Rank: Gunner
Branch: Canadian Field Artillery

Howard was born in South Bend, Indiana on January 4, 1887. He came to Canada in 1910 and came as far as Edson. In 1914, he came to the South Peace and filed on a homestead at SW 18-71-5-W6. Howard enlisted in the Canadian army in January of 1917 (his brother Chester was already serving overseas). He received gunshot wounds to the head in October of 1917. Howard was granted permission to marry Margaret McLain in February of 1919. They returned to the South Peace later that year, after visiting Howard’s family in Indiana. In the 1930s Howard was badly injured while riding horseback and had to rent his land out for several years. Howard died on May 3, 1963 and was buried in the Grande Prairie cemetery.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 228; Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 116