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John Miller (1830-1911)

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c.1830 Born in Basford

Married Mary A. Smith[1], daughter of Sydney Smith.

1856 His son John Smith Miller was born in Hyson Green

1861 John Miller 31, commercial traveller, lived in Sherwood, with Mary A Miller 37, Emmeline Miller 6, John S Miller 4, Gertrude Miller 1[2]

1864 Sydney Smith retired from Smith Brothers and Co, handing it onto four of his sons and his son-in-law, John Miller.

At some point Miller became principal of Smith Brothers and Co[3]

1871 John Miller 41, brassfounder and finisher employing 95 men and 25 boys, lived in Sherwood with Mary A Miller 39, Emmeline Miller 16, John S Miller 14, Gertrude Miller 11, Edith M Miller 4, Ira P Miller 3[4]

1881 John Miller 51, brass founder, lived in Sherwood with Mary A. Miller 48, John S. Miller 24, brass founder, Gertrude Miller 21, Edith M. Miller 14, Ira P. Miller 13, May E. Miller 2[5]

1891 John Miller 61, brass founder, employer, and May A Miller 58, were with his son in law, John Miller 37, children's clothing manufacturer, employer, lived in Woodford, Essex, with Emmaline Miller 36, May C Miller 12, John G Miller 8[6]

1901 John Miller 71, brass founder, employer, lived in Nottingham, with Mary A Miller 69, Ira Percy Miller 32, brass founder worker[7]

1911 Died in Nottingham[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Birth record of his son John Smith Miller
  2. 1861 census
  3. John Smith Miller's proposal to join I Mech E
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. 1901 census
  8. BMD