Edward Louis Miller

Lieut. Miller of Eau Claire to Wed So. Carolina Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Starr J. Murphy of Columbia, SC have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Sanborn Murphy, to First Lieutenant Edward Louis Miller, U.S. Army Air Corps, formerly of Eau Claire, now stationed at Columbia Army Air Base.

In announcing the engagement, the society column of the newspaper commented, "Very exciting news is the engagement of attractive, dark-haired Elizabeth Sanborn (Betty) Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Starr J. Murphy, to First Lieutenant Edward Louis Miller of Eau Claire, WI and the Columbia Army Air Base.

"Betty is a lovely and popular member of the younger society set of Columbia and is the winner of many ribbons in our local horse shows. She attended Dreher High and was graduated from Davis High School. This bride-elect was a charter member of Les Trente Amies and belonged to Les Coquettes. Betty's mother is the former Edith Sanborn of Massachusetts.

"Lieutenant Miller is the son of Mrs. Margaret Miller and the late Edward Louis Miller of Eau Claire, WI. He attended State Teachers College in Wisconsin. For some time, he was stationed at Randolph Field, Texas and, for more than a year, has been at the Columbia Army Air Base. He is a flight instructor with the 378th Squadron of the 309th Bomb Group.

"Their wedding plans are to be announced later."

Lieutenant Miller's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, and his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer G. Osterman, also live in Eau Claire.


Lieutenant and Mrs. Edward L. Miller are parents of twin sons, Edward and William, born in October at Columbia, SC, where Mrs. Miller is making her home while Lieutenant Miller, formerly of Eau Claire, is serving as pilot of a bomber in the European Theater of War.

Lieutenant George Miller, son of Mrs. Margaret Miller of Detroit, MI, formerly of Eau Claire, spent Friday visiting relatives here. His brother, Lieutenant Edward Miller, who has been stationed at Columbia, SC, left last week for overseas duty. Another brother, Robert, in the U.S. Navy, is now stationed in Ireland.

Lt. George Miller Plane Crash Victim
Lieutenant George Horan Miller, son of Mrs. Margaret Miller, Columbia, SC, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Miller, 321 Hudson Street, and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Osterman, 139 Hudson Street, was killed in a plane crash at Dyersburg, TN recently, according to word received from his mother by Eau Claire relatives. No details of the accident were given.

Lieutenant Miller graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1941, when the above picture was taken, and entered the Air Corps in 1943, after attending Wisconsin University two years. He was president of his class in high school and prom king. 

He is survived by his mother, formerly Margaret Horan, and two brothers, both in service: Lieutenant Edward Miller, now pilot of a bomber, and Robert, now serving with the Medical Corps on a hospital ship.


Rites to Be Held Here Tuesday for Lt. George Miller
Funeral services for Lieutenant George Horan Miller, son of Mrs. Margaret Miller, Columbia, South Carolina, a former resident of Eau Claire, will be held Tuesday morning at 8:15 from the Golden Funeral Chapel and at 8:30 from St. Patrick's Church, the Rt. Reverend Msgr. C. E. Dowd officiating.  

There will be rosary devotions at the funeral home chapel Monday evening at 8:30.  

Lieutenant Miller, an Army Air Corps pilot, was killed in a plane crash at Dyersburg, TN. Details of the accident were not received, but six other airmen lost their lives in the same crash. 

Besides his mother, the former Margaret Horan, he is survived by two brothers, Lieutenant Edward Miller, a bomber pilot, and Robert, serving with the Medical Corps on a hospital ship, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George G. Miller, 321 Hudson Street. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Osterman, 1391 Hudson Street. 

Lieutenant Miller was graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1941 and entered the Air Corps in 1943, after two years at the University of Wisconsin. He was prom king in high school.