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BIOGRAPHY OF MARCUS GILBERT 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 20:

MARCUS GILBERT MILLER. In the ten years he has practiced his profession as architect at Youngstown, Mr. Miller has enjoyed an increasing volume of important business, and has designed and has supervised the construction of a large number of distinctive buildings, both residential and business. Mr. Miller was born in Mahoning County, May 31, 1890, and represents an old and prominent pioneer family in the county. His grandparents, John and Maria (Lanterman) Miller, were both born in the county, the former at Canfield and the latter at Four Mile Run. Mr. Gilbert is a son of John Marcus and Nettie (Bell) Miller, his mother, a native of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, while his father was born in a log cabin in Mahoning County. Marcus Gilbert Miller was educated in the public schools of Girard, Ohio, in the Rayen High School in Youngstown, and attended Hiram College two years. He studied architecture in the University of Illinois, where he pursued the subject four years, graduating in 1914 with the degree Bachelor of Science in Architecture and subsequently returning and taking the Master of Architecture degree. Mr. Miller since 1915 has been busily engaged in his professional work at Youngstown. He married in August, 1918, Miss Marie Messick, who was born at Bristolville, Ohio, daughter of Dr. Minus and May (Mackey) Messick, of Trumbull County, Ohio. They have one son, McLean, born December 27, 1919. Mr. Miller is a member of the Christian Church, is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Grotto, with Lodge No. 55 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, with the Kiwanis Club and with Sigma Phi college fraternity. Mr. Miller's great-uncle, William Shirk, was with Commodore Perry in the battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Mr. Miller is an enthusiastic archaeologist and for over twenty years has been collecting relics of aboriginal and prehistoric races in America. He has a collection of about two thousand pieces.