Looking for the families of Toby and Charles Miller
Statement of Fletcher Fairchild Jr. I had an uncle that run up there, Charley Miller. He was a brother to this one I called uncle in Prescott. There was four of those brothers. Three of them were locomotive engineers. One was a chief car whacker in Prescott on the PeaVine for years. Then he moved out to LA. And became chief car whacker for the Union Pacific in Los Angeles. One of the brothers went up on the Great Northern and that was Toby Miller. And an engine went though a bridge with him and landed right on top of him. That was on the Great Northern and this Charley Miller that was a hogger on the Santa Fe, he moved up there with his brother on the Great Northern where his brother got killed. I hadn?t heard of him for years. So a fellow came to work with us in Long Beach along about 1925. He had come from Pasco, Washington which a division point of the Great Northern. He had worked in the railroad shops, so I say I have an uncle who is an engineer up there. He said, hell I know them all what?s his name? I said Charley Miller and he said I knew him well but he said he isn?t an engineer, he?s a trainmaster. I said that can?t be. They never take a hogger and make a trainmaster out of him, I described him to him and he said, boy, that?s him. In the meantime this other one stayed on the PeaVine until he died, and he died at the throttle. He went over on this Parker cut-off. Charles W. MILLER b: May 1882 in Texas In 1903 Charles (Charley) Miller was living in Prescott AZ. With his mother and three of his brothers he was working for the railroad as a fireman later he became a hogger for The S.F. P. & P Railroad in 1906 in AZ. than later a Trainmaster for the Great Northern in Pasco, Washington that was in 1925. After Toby’s death Charles stopped working on board the trains and worked in the yard.
Toby MILLER b: "abt 1884" in Texas The Great Northern in Pasco, Washington a division point. An engine went though a bridge with him and it landed right on top of him.