Biography of Dr. William John L. Miller
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Miller, William John L., M. D. Russell, was born in Newboro, Ontario, Canada, June 27, 1839. His father, William J. Millar, M. D. was a native of Belfast, Ireland, born in 1795, and was a son of Captain Alexander Millar of the English army, a Scotchman by birth who was killed during the rebellion in Ireland in 1798. William J. Millar, M. D., came to America about 1835, and was a graduate of Dublin University, Ireland. After coming to this country he taught Greek and Latin for two years in the College of Geneva, N. Y. From here he returned to Canada, and began the practice of medicine and surgery at Newboro, Ont., and there he remained in active practice up to the time of his death in February, 1858. In 1837 he married Elvis Moore of Brockville, and they had eight children, four sons and four daughters, of whom our subject, William J, L., is the oldest. He was educated at Buffalo, N. Y., and is a graduate from the Buffalo University. He came to Russell in 1867, and has since been in active practice here and in surrounding towns. In 1862 he married Ada J. B. West, daughter of James West of South Mountain, Ont., a sur veyor and civil engineer, who was the son of Capt. Henry West of Canterbury, England Dr. and Mrs. Millar have four sons; James C. W., born in South Mountain June 10, 1864, who is principal of a school in Montana; William J. L., 2d, now practicing medicine with his father. He was born May 20, 1865, and graduated from Buffalo University in May, 1893. He married Edith L. Wilson of Heuvelton, and they have one child, William J. L., 3d, born May 16, 1802. Arthur W. W., born June 12, 1867, at Russell, is a farmer and married Florence May Sanderson; Reginald C. M., was born November 7, 1877, at Russell, is teaching school and lives at home. Dr. Millar is a member of the St. Lawrence County Medical Society, is a Democrat and attends the Methodist church.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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