Person:George Miller (167)

Watchers
m. 1 Jan 1862
  1. Thomas Seaton Miller1866 - 1936
  2. Jennie Belle Miller1866 - 1921
  3. Catherine Anna Miller1869 - 1920
  4. Minerva Miller1869 - 1926
  5. Elizabeth J. Miller1872 - 1959
  6. George Whitman Miller1882 - 1940
m. 23 Oct 1901
Facts and Events
Name George Whitman Miller
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Apr 1882 Wilkesville (township), Vinton, Ohio, United States
Marriage 23 Oct 1901 Logan, Hocking, Ohio, United Statesto Emma Lavina Cherry
Death? 17 uApr 1940 Orland, Swan, Vinton, Ohio, United States
Burial? New Plymouth Cemetery, Vinton, Ohio, United States

George W. Miller's death certificate states that he was the son of I. W. Miller, who was born in Beaverstown, PA, and Sarah Booth who was born in Wilkesville, OH.

Biography

The account of George W. Miller (son of Isaac W. and Sarah Booth Miller) in Hanging Rock Iron Region, pages 1157 - 1158, says that Isaac W. Miller was a son of Beatty Miller - this is an error. Isaac W. Miller's death certificate lists his father as Thomas Miller, born in Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Smith, born in Pennsylvania.

George W. Miller

One of the best small trading communities of Vinton County is the Village of Orland in Swan Township. To a large degree the commercial enterprise of the village has been supplied by George W. Miller, whose large stock of general merchandise has been drawn upon to supply the needs of the surrounding community for a number of years. Mr. Miller is a merchant who understands his busi ness and also the people with whom he deals, and is one of the most highly regarded men of Vinton County.

It was in 1901 that he established himself in business at Orland, and five years ago he moved his stock into a handsome new store building 20x55 feet. He carries a full line of all wares required by the country trade, and both buys and sells intelligently and furnishes an important service. He acquired his early commercial experience as a clerk at Wellston. For more than eight years while living in Swan Township Mr. Miller was a carrier on one of the rural mail routes.

George W. Miller was born April 11, 1882, near Wilkesville on Yankee Street in Vinton County. This county has been his home most of his life and he acquired his education at McArthur, Wilkesville and at Winchester.

His parents are Isaac W. and Sarah A. (Boothe) Miller, the former a native of Pennsylvania and a son of Beatty Miller. Beatty Miller married in Pennsylvania, and when his son Isaac was quite young moved to Ohio, locating in the Wilkesville community of Vinton County, where he and his wife spent the rest of their days. He was past eighty and she past ninety-four when they died. Their influence went to promote the activities of the local Presbyterian Church and in politics he was a republican.

Isaac W. Miller is one of five sons and two daughters, and all of them except Isaac, who is the youngest, were soldiers in the Civil War. Most of these children are still living. Isaac W. Miller grew up in the Wilkesville community, attended school there, and met and married Sarah A. Boothe. She was born in Ohio and belonged to an old Ohio family of pioneers in Vinton County. Since their marriage Isaac W. Miller and wife spent most of their years in Vinton County, where he was an active farmer and for some years a merchant and hotel proprietor. He is now living retired at Wilkesville at the age of seventy- eight, while his wife is seventy-four. Both have continued the allegiance of their respective families by membership in the Presbyterian Church and as a republican he has been honored several times by local office. The children of Isaac W. Miller and wife are : Thomas S., who is now in business at Columbus and has three children ; Jennie A., wife of N. A. Vaughan, a furniture dealer and undertaker at Adelphia, and they have five children ; Mamie B. is the wife of Charles Ogden, who has a large 500-acre farm and is principally engaged in stock raising at Dyesville in Meigs County, Ohio, and their family consists of two sons ; Catherine A. is the wife of Charles A. Wells, their son Brown W. is head chemist for the Buckeye Steel Castings Company at Columbus; Elizabeth first married Raulson Davidson of Columbus, who died leaving a son and daughter, and she is now the wife of Pearson Ranch, and still lives at Columbus.

George W. Miller was married in Vinton County to Miss Emma L. Cherry. She was born in Hocking County, Ohio, in 1880 and after completing a good education became a teacher and taught for about half a dozen years before her marriage in Falls and Starr townships of her native county. Her parents were Samuel and Catherine (Wright) Cherry. Her father was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1835, but when a boy went to Hocking County and grew up in Washington Town ship, where his parents Moses and Sarah (Miller) Cherry had established their home on a farm and where they spent the rest of their years, passing away when about fourscore. Moses Cherry was a whig and republican, and he and his wife active Presbyterians. Samuel Cherry grew up in Hocking County, and married there Miss Wright, who was born in Hocking County in 1836. They had a long and happy married companionship of forty years before Samuel Cherry died in 1901. His widow passed away in 1912. They became members of the United Presbyterian Church, and he served as a church official and in politics was a republican until about 1873, after which he affiliated with the democratic party. Samuel and Catherine Cherry had the following children : Dr. T. M. Cherry, a physician at Norton, Virginia, who has a family of one son and four daughters; Joseph S., whose home is at Linden Heights, Ohio, and who has five children: Jennie is the wife of Ephraim Lane, of Logan, Ohio, and they have one son and one daughter; Moses R. is unmarried and still occupies the old homestead in Washington Town ship of Hocking County; Marie is the wife of Albert Armstrong, who lives at Union Furnace, Ohio, and they have two sons and two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are the parents of three children: Thelma K., now in the sixth grade of the public school; Phalice G. in the fourth grade; and Ivan W. The parents of these children are both active members of the Presbyterian Church, and politically Mr. Miller has always associated with the republicans, and believes heartily in the principles of that party.