Past Dept. Commander of Sons of Union Veterans Dies Friday Afternoon
Vernon Winfield Miller, 78, past department commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of Maine, died Friday afternoon at Memorial hospital, where he had been a patient for the past few days.
Born in Bath June 21, 1879, he was the son of Granville W. and Lulu Foss Miller. He was educated in Bath schools and had lived in this city all of his life.
Mr. Miller was employed for many years as cutter at Congress Sportswear Co. several years ago.
Surviving are two brothers, Winfield, Kittery; Leonard of Bath, and three grandchildren.
He attended the First Baptist church and was a member of T.W. Hyde Camp, Sons of Union Veterans, for 59 years, joining that organization on April 5, 1898. He was elected commander of the local post in 1903 and the department commander in 1950.
Mr. Miller organized the T. W. Hyde Camp drum corps in 1906 and served the local camp as treasurer from 1904 to 1913. In 1918 he started a fund for purchasing the S.U.V. hall on Middle street. Mr. Miller served the state department as press correspondent for many years. He was a life member of T.W. Hyde Camp and was holder of a 50-year membership medal.
A member of Arcadia Lodge, Knights of Pythias, he served that organization as treasurer many years. He was a member of West Bath grange, Sagadahoc Pomona grange, West Bath Men’s club and the Men’s Bible class of the First Baptist church.
Friends are welcome to call Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening at Curtis funeral home where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Oak Grove.
Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine