Biography of F. W. Miller & Co.





Miller, F. W. & Co., manufacturers of machinery and agricultural implements of all descriptions.--This business was established in 1880 by A. Miller & Son and continued until 1886 under that name. The father died in 1886 and the business was continued by F. W. Miller until the beginning of May, 1897, since which time it has been conducted by the F. W. Miller Manufacturing Co., the partner being C. W. Bradley. They removed to Le Roy in the fall of 1895 and Mr. Miller erected the buildings in that year, the main building being 100 by 40 feet; foundry, 80 by 50 feet, and three other buildings. They employ on an average twenty-five men and do a large business in the manufacture of various kinds of implements and machinery. Mr. Miller is a native of Orleans county, N. Y., born in 1854, and was educated in the Normal School at Brockport. He is a practical mechanic with rare natural aptitude for the business. Mr. Miller is also an inventor and is the patentee of the celebrated Miller Bean. Harvester, which is widely known; is also inventor of the Miller's Pride Steel Land. Roller, Miller's Bean Planter and a number of other improvements in plows, cultivators, etc., all of which are manufactured by this company. In the spring of 1898 Mr. Miller was nominated for president of the village of Le Roy, but declined the nomination. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge He has been twice married; first to Marian C. Cruthers, and second, in 1888, to Charlotte L. Tiffany; they have three sons: Joseph A.. aged nine years; Walter O., aged four years. and Fred Tiffany, an infant.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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