Biography of Lionel F. Miller
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Lionel Francis Miller is one of the highly successful and well liked business men of Saranac Lake, where he is proprietor of the Miller Pharmacy, located at 4 Broadway. He was born at Brunswick, Ga., Dec. 13, 1889, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (DuBrule) Miller.

Frank Miller was born in Essen, Germany, in 1859, and emigrated to this country in 1878, his parents having preceded him. He had served an enlistment in the German army. The family settled at Brunswick, Ga., where Frank Miller followed his trade as tinsmith. He removed to Ogdensburg, N. Y., in 1894, and five years later was married to Miss Elizabeth DuBrule. They were the parents of the following children: 1. Lionel Francis, the subject of this sketch. 2. Emil M., born in 1892, engaged in the real estate and insurance business, at Rochester, N. Y. 3. George B., born in 1899, died at Saranac Lake, Oct. 2, 1928.

Lionel Francis Miller attended the public schools of Saranac Lake, being graduated from high school in 1906. He was employed for two years in a local drug store, after which he entered the New York College of Pharmacy in New York City. After his graduation from that institution Mr. Miller returned to Saranac Lake and was employed as a pharmacist in the Kendall pharmacy until Aug. 1, 1917, at which time he established his present business.

On Oct. 2, 1912, Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Goldsmith, the daughter of Aaron Goldsmith, for many years the proprietor of a department store at 44 Main Street, Saranac Lake. He died in 1930. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller were born three children, one of whom died in infancy. Their sons are: Lionel Francis, Jr., born May 24, 1915; and Hubert G., born Feb. 24, 1918.

Mr. Miller is a Democrat, a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge.

The family lives at 7 Prospect Street.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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