Biography of Robert Y. Miller & Richard C. Isherwood
Daviess County, MO Biographies





MILLER & ISHERWOOD.
Robert Y. Miller, senior member of the above firm, was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, June 27, 1838. He is the son of Robert and Rachel Miller, natives of the State of Virginia. He came, with his parents, at the age of two years, to Daviess county, and was reared and educated here. He began life on his own account as a farmer and subsequently kept hotel in Jamesport for a period of three years.

Mr. Miller was married in this county, December 31, 1863, to Miss Elizabeth E., daughter of Richard and Ann Hill, natives of Pocahontas county, Virginia. Mrs. Miller was born in this county, March 18, 1845. The issue of this union has been four children, only one of whom, Ida B., is now living. Mr. Miller is a Democrat and occupies the offices of justice of the peace and town treasurer.

Richard L. C. Isherwood, junior member of the firm, was born in Gloucestershire, England, December 6, 1856. His father was an officer of the Queen's Revenue during about fifteen years. He came with his parents to the United States at the age of fourteen years, after having received his education at Milibrook Collegiate Institute, Devonshire, England. He located first at Carrollton, Missouri, where he spent four years learning and working at the tinner's trade. Caine to Jamesport in 1875, and soon after entered into partnership with Mr. Miller.

Mr. Isherwood was married in Jamesport, October 18, 1878, to Miss Mary Gillilan daughter of John Gillilan. She was born in this county, May 6, 1859. Mr. Isherwood is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Jamesport, and also of the A. O. U. W.

This firm established their present business in 1879. They are energetic, enterprising merchants and carry a well selected stock of hardware and agricultural implements.

From:
The History of Daviess County, Missouri
Birdsall & Dean, Publishers
Kansas City, MO. 1882


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