Biography of Irving C. Miller
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Miller, Irving C., is a native of Lansing, born July 18, 1835, a son of Frederick H. Miller, also a native of Lansing, born July 17, 1805. The latter spent his life in farming, remaining with hisparents till the age of twenty one, then beginning for himself on a portion of his father's farm at first. His wife was Alvira N. Ingersoll, of Kinderhook, N. Y. Their five children were: Martha E., wife of Benoni Head; Dwight, Russell P., Irving C., and Henrietta, wife of James D. Smith. Mr. Miller died in 1869, aged sixty four. His wife died in 1875, aged sixty nine. Henry Miller, grandfather of Irving C., was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to Lansing where he acquired considerable property, owning and operating a distillery, a grocery, and a cabinet shop all on his farm. He reared ten children. Irving C., our subject, lived on the homestead until the age of twenty one, then hired to his father by the month, and after the death of the latter, he and one of his brothers bought two thirds of the home farm, the remaining third being held by his mother. Three years later they divided the property and Irving came to the farm where he now lives. In 1868 he married Esther Loomis, who was born in 1844 in Groton, a daughter of Solomon and Hannah (Armstrong) Loomis. Solomon was a native of Hartford, Conn., born in 1798, who early came to Groton. He served in the war of 1812 and died in 1884, aged eighty six years. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have one child, Clara Alvira, born October, 3, 1880.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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