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Miles Lee Funeral Largely Attended

Miles Lee one of the most prominent sheep growers of this section, died last Friday afternoon, May 29, at St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker, where he had been removed two days previous from his home in that city and an operation was performed in the hope of saving his life. Mr. Lee had been in ill health for some time previous, but his condition had not been considered alarming, and news of his death came as a shock to his many friends all over the state.

Miles Lee was born in Paoli, Orange county, Indiana, on October 28, 1853, and came to Portland in August of 1881. From there he moved to Baker, and engaged in ranching for a few years. Miles and David Lee, brothers, then entered extensively into the sheep and ranching business, under the name of Lee Brothers, and continued to do so until the time of Miles Lee’s death.

He leaves a widow and two daughters, Euthelma (Mrs. E.B. Young) and Miss Ann Lee all of Baker; a brother David Lee, and three nieces Mrs. Walter Steiger, Mrs. John Steiger and Mrs. J.W. Maharry; four nephews, Charles, Leslie, Albert and Chris Lee all of whom are residents of Baker county.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with an attendance that taxed the capacity of the Calvary Baptist church in Baker, Rev. I.S. Leonard preaching the funeral sermon. Floral tributes were abundant, a silent testimonial of the esteem in which the deceased was held. Pall bearers were close friends of Mr. Lee and were W.G. Ayre, E.A. Vansicklin, N.N. Elliot, Paul Pollman, O.H.P. McCord and Dr. H. Horton.

North Powder News
Saturday, June 6, 1925

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