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BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS WILLIAM MILLER

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 158:

THOMAS WILLIAM MILLER is a native of Youngstown, and for a number of years has been in business as a contractor on public work, chiefly municipal improvements, and is also a coal operator. He was born at Youngstown, December 31, 1884, son of John Andrew and Hedwig (Johnson) Miller. His parents were born in Sweden, and in 1874 came to Youngstown, where they lived out their lives. John A. Miller was in the contracting business. Thomas William Miller was educated in public schools at Youngstown, and at the age of sixteen began a five year period of apprenticeship and work at the machinists' trade. For two years he was an employe in the city engineer's office, and since then has been engaged in contracting, chiefly street improvement. In 1918 he also became a coal operator, mining coal at Lisbon, Ohio. His brother, George J. Miller was associated with him in the contracting business until his death in 1918, and since then another brother, Fred A. Miller, has been associated with him. The Miller Brothers Coal Company, incorporated in 1918, has as its president C.B. Cushwa, Dr.R. Fithian as vice president, and T.W. Miller, treasurer and manager. Mr. Miller married in 1908 Miss Helen Hallberg, a native of Youngstown, and daughter of John and Henrietta (Blixberg) Hallberg. Her parents were born in Sweden. The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Miller are Dorothy Helen and Thomas W. Jr. The family are members of Indianola Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. Miller is one of the official board. He is a republican, is affiliated with Western Star Lodge of Masons, the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Builders Exchange.