Biography of W. R. Miller
Ten Mile River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





W. R. Miller. Was born in Scotland, May 1, 1833. At his birthplace he received a common school education and resided till twenty three years of age. In 1846 immigrated to America and settled in Massachusetts, and there resided till 1858. He, in the above named year, came via the Isthmus to California, arriving in September. He immediately proceeded to Bolinas, Margin county, where for two years he worked in the redwoods. In 1860 he went to Timber Cove, Sonoma county, where he resided for seventeen years, being engaged during this time in milling, shipping, and mercantile pursuits. In 1877 he came to Mendocino county and established his present mill at Cottoneva. Married Miss Emma Kelley, May 1, 1867, and by this union they have two children, William D. and Etta.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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