The deceased had suffered from these debilitating conditions for six months before his death. Miller, well known and highly respected, was one of the pioneers of the district. In the early days of Niagara, he did a lot of prospecting work and, in later years, was employed at the Altona, the Cosmopolitan and the Champion mines. Although Mr. Miller had been ailing for some time, his sudden death was unexpected. It was apparently caused by the bursting of a blood vessel while he was in his camp.
The deceased had two sisters in Perth and one in Melbourne and, at the time of his death, his mother was residing in Ballarat. Charles Miller had put in the best portion of his time in seeking gold in the auriferous belts lying between Menzies and Kookynie. At the time of his death, he practically died in harness, succumbing to haemorrhage of the lungs a few hours after coming off shift. His only relation in the West was Mr. Alfred Bunting, of Midland Junction. Mr. Miller was a native of Victoria, Mrs. Counsel and Mr. George Bunting, (sister and brother-in-law) being well known residents, of Ballarat..