Biography of Col. James R. Miller


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Miller, Col. James R., a native of Scotland, came to this country in 1866 and has been a resident of Watertown since 1868. He has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1869, having been honored by them with the position of worshipful master of Watertown Lodge No. 49, and eminent commander of Watertown Commandery No. 11. He was captain commanding Co. C on its organization as a part of the 35th Battalion, N. G. S. N. Y. afterward commissioned lieutenant colonel of the battalion and acted as captain of the Battalion Rifle Team. In 1885 he returned to the service as captain of the 39th Separate Co., retiring finally in 1888. His success as a clothing merchant has been continuous and he now operates one of the finest retail stores in Northern New York. He is a member of the Merchants' Protecting Association and has served on the executive committee at different times. At present he is a trustee of the Jefferson County Savings Bank and a director of the Watertown National Bank, and has just been elected first president of the Watertown Athletic Association. An energetic and thorough going business man, Colonel Miller has been unusually successful in whatever lie has undertaken.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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