Biography of Melvin R. Millius
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Millius, Melvin R.*, was born in East Nassau, July 16, 1858. He was a son of Adam and Mary L. (Harris) Mellius*; he was born in Dutchess county, N. Y., and she in Nassau. She was a daughter of Robert and Lurena (Sliter) Harris, who settled in the town at a very early date. The father of Melvin was a carpenter by trade and came to Nassau about 1855 and enlisted in Company E, 125th N. Y. Vols. His widow lives in East Nassau. Melvin R. was reared on a farm and was educated in the common schools. He followed farming and then clerked in East Nassau for H. J. Hayes for about four years and in 1885 bought out Mr. Hayes and has had a successful business. In politics he is a Republican and is now serving his second term as supervisor.

* Both spelling Millius and Mellius used in the book.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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