Biography of I. LeRoy Miller
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I. LeRoy Miller. One of the representative business men of Ashland is I. LeRoy Miller, who is president of the Atlas Coal & Supply Company, and a director of the Faultless Rubber Company. He was born at Manchester, Summit County, Ohio, March 19, 1875, the son of Henry H. and Mary J. (Baxter) Miller.

Henry H. Miller was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a native of Summit County and his wife was born near Harrisburg, Pa. The Baxter family settled at Marshallville, Wayne County, and later removed to Canal Fulton, where Mary Baxter was living at the time of her marriage to Mr. Miller. Throughout his entire life he engaged in the painting business as a contractor. He served for three years during the Civil War and participated in a number of important engagements, being wounded at the battle of Stone Run. He died in 1894 at the age of 58 years, and his wife died in 1924. Both are buried at Manchester.

I. LeRoy Miller attended the public schools of Manchester, Ohio, and when a young man became an apprentice jeweler with the firm of Frank & Laubach, of Akron, Ohio. After a year he returned to Manchester and completed his education, later taking up the profession of teaching, which he successfully followed for six years. In 1900 he became interested in business as an associate of T. W. Miller as dealers in undertakers supplies. After a time they organized the Faultless Rubber Company in Manchester. General offices of the company were removed to Ashland in March, 1907, and on July 1 of that year, I. LeRoy Miller was elected secretary of the company. He served in that capacity for a number of years and proved the most capable officer in the control of the important and growing interests of the business, and he is at present a member of the board of directors.

In March, 1899, Mr. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Nellie E. Grove, of Summit County, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Alvira (Grubb) Grove. They are the parents of three sons: 1. Vernon LeRoy, born Aug. 10, 1900, a graduate of Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill., and Wooster College. He also attended Ohio State University and is now chief chemist with the Faultless Rubber Company. During the World War he served with the rank of second lieutenant. He married Miss Gertrude Daniels of New London, and they have two sons, James LeRoy, born in 1926, and Robert Vernon, born in 1928. 2. Richard G., born Dec. 2, 1902, a graduate. of Western Military Academy and Carnegie Institute of Technology, now assistant sales manager of the central division, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. He married Miss Honor Mullaly, of Pittsburgh, and they live at Akron, Ohio. 3. James Lee, born Nov. 8, 1910, a graduate of University School, Cleveland, now attends Dartmouth College.

Mr. Miller is independent in politics. He holds membership in the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. He also belongs to the Rotary Club, Commercial Club, Colonial Club, Ashland Country Club, and Plum Brook Country Club of Sandusky.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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