Thank you so much for responding so quickly. We appreciate it.
We believe that the Edgar W (William) Miller is the son of Houk and Mossie Miller, but we do not have a birth certificate.The Edgar W Miller that we are looking for had siblings named: Ruby, Erma, Charles, and John.I know from the 1920 and 1930 Federal census, Houk and Mossie had children with those names (or close to the spelling of those names).
I know we could send for Edgar Miller's SS Application form to get documentation of who his parent's were but we have not done that yet.
The Edgar Miller that we are searching for was born in 1918 in TN.
We know Edgar W Miller enlisted in the Army from Ft Oglethorpe GA when he was from and living in the La Follette area(Campbell Co) TN. The NARA records list his enlistment and his POW data file with his serial number. That serial number is on a paper with family information.In the US Dept of Veteran's Affairs BIRLS Death File, there is a listing for Edgar Miller b. 2 Oct 1918, d. 25 Apr 1993; SS#, ARMY, Enlistment date 16 Oct 1940; Release Date 24 Aug 1954.The Enlistment date and Release Date correspond to the information on the NARA Enlistment file.
The SS# on the BIRLS and the SSDI are the same.
I found a memorial page on Find A Grave for an Edgar W Miller in the Mt Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Cowpens SC.That Edgar W Miller was b. 10 Oct 1918 and passed away 25 Apr 1993. The only discrepancy is the birth date of 10 Oct on the memorial stone vs 2 Oct in his other records.
We would appreciate any help you can give us.If you think, as we do, that Edgar W (William) Miller is the son of Houk and Mossie Miller, we will be happy to receive any information about him and his relatives that you can add.
Thank you so much for responding to my query. Best regards, Kate