Biography of D. T. Miller
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

D. T. MILLER has been an active member of the Cleveland bar for over twenty years. Being left an orphan he had to make his own way in the world from early age and worked his way through college and has achieved prominence as a lawyer and citizen on his own responsibility.

Mr. Miller, whose home is at Dover Village, was born in that community of Cuyahoga County, October 13, 1867, son of Jacob A. and Loretta C. (Porter) Miller, and grandson of Thomas Miller. Jacob A. Miller was also a native of Ohio, born at Smithville, where he learned the harness making trade. At the beginning of the Civil war he enlisted in Company I of the Twenty third Regiment of Ohio Infantry, the old regiment of R. B. Hayes and William McKinley. He was in the service four years and two months, when wounded in one of the large battles of the war. He was honorably discharged from the service, and in 1865 moved to Dover, Ohio, and three years later moved out to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he died shortly afterward. His wife, Loretta C., was born in Dover, Ohio, daughter of Dan West Porter, who came from Massachusetts to Ohio and settled at Dover, in 1834, and Laura Lilly who was also a native of Massachusetts, moving to Ohio in 1836 with her parents. Mrs. Jacob A. Miller died in 1884.

D. T. Miller attended public schools at Dover, and was still a youth when he qualified as a teacher, and for seven years his work was teaching in the public schools. He then took the three year course in Baldwin Wallace University law school, graduating Bachelor of Laws in 1900. Admitted to the Ohio bar in June of that year, he engaged in practice at Cleveland, his home, however, always being at Dover Village. For a number of years he has been active in all the civic affairs of Dover and Rocky River villages, serving as solicitor of the Village of Rocky River practically continuously except for one term since May, 1903, at which time the municipal code was first adopted. He has been solicitor of the Village of Dover since the village was incorporated in 1911.

During the World war Mr. Miller was on the legal advisory board of Cuyahoga District No. 1. Fraternally he is affiliated with Dover Lodge No. 393, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Dover Lodge No. 489, Free and Accepted Masons, Webb Chapter No. 14, Royal Arch Masons, Holyrood Commandery No. 32, Knights Templar, Lake Erie Consistory of the Scottish Rite and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Miller married Addie B. Standen, on December 27, 1893. Her parents. John and Carrie (Enno) Standen, were born in Ohio, and lived at Avon, this state. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have two children, Audra and John D.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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