Norman Miller

press republican Plattsburgh, New York, Tuesday, September 22, 1953
Death in Cave-in

Norman Miller, Formerly
Of Ellenburg Dies;
Two Others Injured

MINEVILLE—Norman Miller, 45, of Witherbee, a native of Ellenburg,
in Clinton County, was crushed to death in a cave-in at the mine
of the Republic Steel Corporation early yesterday.
Two of Miller’s companions, Jacob Stevenson, 34, and Winston
Twyman, 33, both of Mineville, were injured. they latter suffered an
arm fracture and is hospitalized at the Mineville hospital, Stevenson.
not hospitalized.
The accident occurred about 3 am.
at what is known as the “Level 1185
Old Bed Pocket.” The pocket was
referred to as an ore path, some 100
feet up a raise at the 1100-foot level.
The three men comprised the third
crew of safety-checkers in the
“raise.” They were checking the entire
area for scaling, preparatory
to the installation of bulkheads.
The three had about completed
their check and were at the bottom
of the shaft when the cave-in occurred,
ore and rock falling from
far above them. Miller was killed
instantly, authorities said. Stevenson
and Twyman managed to Jump
nearly clear of the falling debris.
Miller is a son of Izare and Melissa
(Lafountain) Miller of Ellenburg. He
resided in that town until 23 years
ago, when he entered the employ of
the Republic Corporation.
Miller’s wife Is the former Miss
Blanche Besaillon of Morrisonville,
a daughter of Mrs. Paul Besaillon
and the late Mr. Besaillon.
Besides his wife, Mr. Miller Is survived
by two adopted children, Betty
and Craig Miller, Witherbee; his
parents; three brothers, Charles and
William Miller of Ellenburg, and
Clifford Miller, residing in Massachusetts;
also four sisters, Mrs,,
Richard Barin of Randall, N. Y.,
Mrs. Wilfred Cayea, Mrs. Clarence
Miller and Mrs. Clayton Lafountain,
Funeral services will be held at
St. Michael’s Church, Witherbee,
Thursday morning at 9 o’clock. Interment
will be in the church cemetery.

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