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Miller, Volney Clair and John Leslie
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Tom Hickson
4 posts
Jan 07, 2012
12:04 PM
Getting back to the basic line --
I am searching for information about Volney Clair Miller and John Leslie Miller -- children of Halsey and Elma (Aldrich) Miller and Grandsons of Delilah Priscila (Hixson) Aldrich and Edgar G. Aldrich. I have scoured the site and gained some valuable information, but, of course need much more. I do know that John is buried in Sterling and Volney in Omaha, Neb. I do not have any of their childrens names etc. I do have spouses names, but no maiden name for Anna - second wife of Volney. She is buried in Omaha with Volney, but no dates are available etc.
Thanks, Tom cmjttt@sbcglobal.net 309-797-1614

Last Edited by on Jan 07, 2012 12:05 PM
Denise
801 posts
Jan 08, 2012
1:03 PM
Here's some info on John & wife Gertrude. Looks like they had a set of twins in there! I'll post more as I find it:

1930 United States Federal Census about John L Miller
Name: John L Miller
Birth Year: abt 1898
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1930: 508 Eleventh Ave., Coloma, Whiteside, Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Gertrude M Miller
Occupation: laborere - factory implements
Education:
Military Service: yes/a vet
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage: 22
Parents' birthplace:
Household Members: Name Age
John L Miller 32
Wife: Gertrude M Miller 29, b. abt 1901, IL
Son: Robert L Miller 9, abt 1921 b. IL
Son: Bernard R Miller 7, abt 1923 b. IL
Son: Sidney W Miller 2 8/12, abt. 1927 b. IL
Son: Jack Miller 7/12, abt. 1929 b. IL
Son: Gene Miller 7/12, abt. 1929 b. IL
Laborer: John Olson 65

FIND-A-GRAVE
Volney Clair Miller
Birth: Apr. 21, 1898
Tampico
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1955
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Family links:
Parents:
Holsey Herman Miller (1875 - 1949)

FIND-A-GRAVE
Holsey Herman Miller
Burial:
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Birth: Sep. 19, 1875
Compton
Lee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1949
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Family links:
Children:
John Leslie Miller (1896 - 1977)*
Volney Clair Miller (1898 - 1955)*


Burial:
Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
JOHN LESLIE MILLER
Birth: Aug. 15, 1896
Tampico
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1977
Sterling
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA

Family links:
Parents:
Holsey Herman Miller (1875 - 1949)

ANCESTRY.COM
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
JOHN L. MILLER
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about John Leslie Miller
Name: John Leslie Miller
County: Whiteside
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Illinois
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1896
Description: Hair/Brown; Eyes/Brown
FHL Roll Number: 1642753
DraftBoard: 0
208 Dixon Ave., R.F., L
DOB: August 15th, 1896, Tampico, IL
Father's Birthplace: Erie, IL
Employer: Frank Cockran, 105 E 34rd, STerling, IL
Mrs. D. P. Aldrich
208 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls, IL

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about John Leslie Miller
Name: John Leslie Miller
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1896
Birth Place: Tampico, Illinois
Residence: Rock Falls, Illinois
Race: White
Resdence: 507 11th Ave., Rock Falls, IL
age 45y1896
Tampico, IL
Name of person who will always know your address:
Gertrude Miller, 507 11th Ave., RF
DOB: Aug. 15th,

Social Security Death Index about John Miller
Name: John Miller
SSN: 355-14-8596
Last Residence: 61081 Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 15 Aug 1896
Last Benefit: 61071 Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, United States of America
Died: Sep 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

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Denise on Jul 17, 2017 6:35 AM
Denise
802 posts
Jan 08, 2012
1:24 PM
1910 United States Federal Census about Lester J Miller
Name: Lester J Miller [as transcribed on Ancestry.com]
[alt. sp.:Leslie J Miller]
Age in 1910: 13
Birth Year: 1897
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Main St., Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Grandson
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Neighbors: Jack Reagan
Household Members: Name Age
Delilah P Aldrich 63, wid., b. IL, milliner
Lester J Miller 13
Volma F Miller 12

There was a millinery shop on west side of Main St., owned/run by an Aldrich. It can be seen in many of the old town photos.
From Scrapbook Photos
(The millinery shop was the third one on left, light-colored, next to Cain Drug Store).
Denise
803 posts
Jan 08, 2012
2:28 PM
From Miller Families
VOLNEY MILLER WWI REG. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE

1930 United States Federal Census about Volney C Miller
Name: Volney C Miller
Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1930: Coloma, Whiteside, Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Edith M Miller
Occupation:
Education:
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:
Household Members: Name Age
Volney C Miller 31
Wife: Edith M Miller 28, b. abt 1902, IL
Son: Paul E Miller 5, b. 1925, IL
Dau: Joan B Miller 1 4/12, b. abt. 1928

From Miller Families

Last Edited by on Jan 08, 2012 2:47 PM
Denise
804 posts
Jan 08, 2012
3:44 PM
From Miller Families
1900
Tampico
Mrs. D. P. Griffin, b. July, 1846, IL, age 53
Daughter: Elma Miller, b. April 1864, IL
Grandson: Leslie, b. Aug. 1896, IL
Grandson: Volney, b. April, 1899, IL
Denise
805 posts
Jan 08, 2012
3:56 PM
Genealogy Trails/Whiteside Co., has a Wm. Miller Family album which includes a son named H. Herman. Is this your same Miller line? http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/familymiller.html

There is also an obit for Wm. that might help. http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/obitM.html#wnm2448

Last Edited by Denise on Jul 18, 2017 9:35 AM
Denise
806 posts
Jan 08, 2012
4:46 PM
Sterling Standard
July 21, 1916
EYE SWOLLEN SHUT
Mosquito Bites Volney Miller On The
Right Cheek.
Volney Miller has a badly Infected
face due to a mosquito biting him on
right cheek yesterday afternoon
he went in.bathing and the water poisoned,
the bite causing it to swell so
he, was unable to see out of his one eye.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
June 6, 1925
Mrs. Volney Miller and son Paul
spent Thursday with her mother,
Mrs. Huntley of Fourth avenue
Rock Falls.


STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
April 13, 1927
Master Paul Miller, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Volney Miller has been discharged from the Sterling public hospital.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
January 10, 1928
Another proposition, offered by
Alderman Henderson was that the
hours of the assistant fire truck
driver, Volney C. Miller be made
the same as those of the regular
fire truck driver, Robert Nicol,
which is a twenty four hour day,
unless different arrangements are
made between the two drivers

STERLING STANDARD
NOV. 26, 1928
New Arrivals
BORN a daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
Volney Miller of Rock Falls, at the
Sterling public hospital, this morning.

Sterling Daily Gazette, Aug 3, 1929
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Miller and
Daughter Miss Benice of Omaha,
Nebr. are visiting at the home of
Mr. Miller's son. Volney Miller and
family in Rock Falls. Saturday afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Volney Miller
and children and their guests motored
to Crystal Lake and Chicago to visit over-Monday with relatives.

STERLING STANDARD
Dec. 12, 1928
Hospital Notes
. . . Mrs. Volney Miller and infant daughter, Joan Bernlce.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
Oct. 15, 1930
Sterling Daily Gazette
Dec. 5, 1930
Mr. and Mrs.Volney Miller and
children havemoved from Avenue A
to 501 Dixon Avenue, into the first
floor of the duplex house owned by
Frank Grove. The Henry E Wolf
family are no residing at 507
Eighth Ave. and the W. G. Berger
family at 404 Fourth Avenue.

Sterling Daily Gazette
Dec. 5, 1930
The Volney Miller
family expect to move Saturday
morning from the Frank Grove double
house on Dixon avenue to the
place vacated by the Rakow family

Last Edited by on Jan 08, 2012 4:48 PM
Denise
807 posts
Jan 08, 2012
4:53 PM
STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
Sept. 12, 1927
FIRE CHIEFS GO TO STATE CONVENTION
Chief Connel Nicol of the Sterling fire department, Robert Nicol, fire truck driver, and Clarence Scott, cheif of the Rock Falls fire department, left Monday morning for Jacksonville, Ill, where they wll attend a four days' state fremen's convention. Volney Miller, assistant truck driver in Rock Falls is taking Mr. Nicol's place at the fire station while he attends the convention.
Denise
808 posts
Jan 08, 2012
5:09 PM
The Sterling Gazette Index on line lists his obit:
Subject Description Date Location
Miller, Volney funeral rites 13 Aug 1955;2;2
Miller, Volney C. obituary 15 Aug 1955;9;6
Miller, Volney weds Edith Huntley 3 Jan 1921;2;6
Miller, Volney Mr. & Mrs. son born Nov 12 Nov 1924;6;6
Miller, Volney Mr. & Mrs. daughter born Nov 26 26 Nov 1928;12;4

You can order these from the Sterling Public Library or via inter-library loan from the IL State Library.
Denise
809 posts
Jan 08, 2012
5:24 PM
Sterling Gazette Index online:
Miller, Joan B. obtains marriage license 17 Jan 1946;9;2

Miller, Joan marries Wayne C. Sanner 17 Jan 1946;8;2
Denise
1082 posts
Jul 17, 2017
6:37 AM
New Link to MILLER photo album:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/eHQPTmMpgcMUg3hJ3

Last Edited by Denise on Jul 18, 2017 9:38 AM


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