Allotment #3: Lewis W. Miller

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Lewis Miller & Mary Emma Dagenett Miller; Miller-Moore Family Collection, Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive

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Lewis William Miller

Born: 1861 Died: 30 December 1896

Lewis was the eldest child of Akima Mihtohseenia (Chief Thomas Miller) and Waapikihkihkwa.  He was born in Kansas, and married three times.  He first married Rachel Manley, but had no children.  His second wife was Ella McLane, and this union brought forth a son, Albert.  Both Ella and Albert were allotted under the Peoria Tribe.  Lewis’ third wife, Mary Emma Dagenett (a brother of Charles E. Dagenett), was also a member of the Peoria Tribe.  She was of Wea descent, the daughter of Edwin Dagenett and granddaughter of Christmas Dagenett.  Lewis and Mary Emma had three children: Ethel, Clarence, and Lewis Edwin.  After Lewis passed away at the age of 35 in 1896, Mary Emma married John King.