Harvey E Miller


HARVEY E. MILLER, a farmer of Cowanshannock township, is a son of John and Susan (DeLancey) Miller, and was born Dec. 29, 1867.

David Miller was a pioneer of Plum Creek township, this county, where he cleared and improved a fine farm. Later on in life he moved to Strongstown, Cambria Co., Pa., where he died. He reared a family of two sons and one daughter: John, William and Sarah.

The maternal grandfather, Stephen DeLancey, was a pioneer of Cowanshannock township, where he purchased a tract of land, developed it into a valuable property, and died there.

John Miller, son of David Miller, and father of Harvey E. Miller, developed a farm which is now owned by his son, R. F. Miller, and died upon it. He was a soldier during the Civil war, serving four years as a member of Company D, 103d Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and had the misfortune to be taken prisoner by the enemy and sent to Andersonville prison. For twelve terrible months he was confined there. At the expiration of his term of service he was honorably discharged. His family numbered six children who grew to maturity: Mary Ellen, who married Robert McClenathan; William A.; Harvey E.; Robert F.; Katie M., who married Joseph Blose; and Nettie, who married Peter Garmon.

Harvey E. Miller was brought up in his native township and attended the common schools of the neighborhood. He began his business career as a day laborer, working in coal mines, rolling mills and for carpenters and contractors, thus continuing until 1899, when he commenced farming, since which time he has confined his efforts to agricultural pursuits. Mr. Miller now owns two fine farms in Cowanshannock township, comprising 107 and 105 acres, respectively.

In 1898 Mr. Miller was married to Maud Miller, daughter of Jacob and Sadie (Kerr) Miller, of Indiana county, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have had seven children: Ozelma E., Dean L., Edna G., Dale V., Ora, Inez and Isabel. Politically Mr. Miller is a Republican, and has generally supported the candidates of his party.

Source: Pages 806-807, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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