EDWIN EVAN MILLER, well known member of the Cleveland bar, is a native of Pennsylvania and is descended from
two pioneer families of Berks County, that state. This branch of the Miller family has been in Berks County for
five generations, four of them born in Upper Tulpehocken Township, that county: Edwin E.; his father, Franklin
S.; his grandfather, Philip; and his great grandfather, Philip. On the maternal side Mr. Miller is descended from
Michael Unger, who settled in Berks County about 1795. Franklin S. Miller was born April 4, 1857, and his wife,
Selesa B. Unger, was born December 19, 1859.
Edwin E. Miller was reared in a log cabin near Shartlesville in Berks County until the family moved into the suburbs
of Reading. He was graduated from the Keystone State Normal School at Kutztown, Bachelor of Engineering, in 1897,
and received his Master's degree, Mechanical Engineer, from that institution in 1899. He was graduated from Oberlin
College, Bachelor of Arts, in 1906, and received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Franklin T. Backus Law School
of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1909. In that year he was admitted to the bar of Ohio and entered the
practice of law in this city.
In his youth Mr. Miller was early a wage earner, beginning as a newsboy in Reading at the age of nine and for thirteen
succeeding years he was employed in other and various ways earning money with which he paid his way through college
and law school. At Oberlin College he was a member of the debating team for two years, and at the bar examination
before the Supreme Court he stood first among the applicants for admission.
From August, 1909, until May, 1918, Mr. Miller served as a deputy clerk in the Probate Court of Cuyahoga County.
For three years he was instructor of personal property, wills, domestic relation and partnerships in what was then
the Rufus P. Janney Law School of this city. Since 1918 he has been an instructor in wills and evidence in the
John Marshall Law School of Cleveland. He has been actively and successfully engaged in the general practice of
law in association with the firm of Treadway & Marlatt.
Mr. Miller is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association, is an honorary member of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity,
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and is a member of the following Masonic bodies: Woodward Lodge No. 508, Free and
Accepted Masons, Cleveland Chapter No. 148, Royal Arch Mason; Coeur deLion Commandery No. 64, Knights Templar;
and Lake Erie Consistory, Scottish Rite. He is a member of the First English Lutheran Church and was active in
its choir for ten years.
On July 6, 1907, Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Addie May Beck, of Reading, Pennsylvania, and to them
have been born the following children: Norman B., born October 7, 1911; Franklin P., born June 24, 1915; Melvin
E., born February 5, 1918; Charles E., born March 3, 1920.
A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to G
Names H to P
Names Q to Z
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