Biography of Orlando A. Miller
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Orlando Albert Miller. - For over half a century the name of Orlando Albert Miller has been identified with the paper industry, and he is numbered among the highly successful business men and influential citizens of Columbus, where he is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Ohio Paper Company. Mr. Miller was born in Belmont County, Ohio, September 24, 1859, the son of Alonzo P. and Elizabeth Ross (Evans) Miller.

Alonzo P. Miller was a native of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and during his life was a farmer, miller and merchant. He was prominent in the affairs of eastern Ohio from the 40's to the 90's and died in Columbus, February 21, 1894. His wife, born at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died July 3, 1881, and is buried at Belmont, Ohio. They were the parents of the following children: Claretta and Elizabeth, who live in Columbus; Franklin E., lives in Columbus; and Orlando Albert, the subject of this sketch.

Orlando Albert Miller received his education in the district schools of Belmont County, and in 1875 entered the employ of the Central Ohio Paper Company, Columbus, as a bookkeeper. He became a partner in the business in 1880 and served as general manager from that date until 1928. He also held the office of president of the company from 1887 until 1928, when he became chairman of the Board.

On October 20, 1880, Mr. Miller married Miss Ella M. Morris, of Woodsfield, Ohio, the daughter of Major William T. and Helen V. (Jones) Morris, natives of Monroe County, Ohio. He died in 1918 and his wife died in 1923. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller were born four children: Albert Morris, president of the Central Ohio Paper Company; Roland Witmer, vice president of the Central Ohio Paper Company; Edna, married Dr. Halbert B. Blakey, lives in Columbus; and Helen, married Prof. Robert E. Rockwood, lives in Columbus.

Mr. Miller has always been a Republican. He is a member of the First Congregational Church, and belongs to the Columbus Club, Columbus Country Club, Columbus Athletic Club, Union Club of Cleveland, and Ohio Society of New York.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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