James William Miller

(1877 - 1968)

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James William Miller
1877 - 1968
Born
December 30, 1877
At home in Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky United States
Death
August 1968
Calera, Bryan County, Oklahoma United States
Last Known Residence
calera, bryan county, Oklahoma us 74733
Summary
James William Miller, father to 4 children, was born on December 30, 1877 at At home, Albany, Kentucky. He was born to Jacob Warren Miller, with siblings John, Esther, Edward, and Jacob. James's partner was L. Hensley, and they gave birth to Otto Frank Miller, Thelma Irene Miller, Hugh L. Miller, and Elinor Miller. He died in August 1968 in Calera, Oklahoma at age 90.
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James William Miller
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James William Miller
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calera, bryan county, Oklahoma us 74733
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James Miller was born on at At home in Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky United States
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James Miller died in in Calera, Bryan County, Oklahoma United States
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James Miller was born on at At home in Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky United States
James Miller died in in Calera, Bryan County, Oklahoma United States
Birth
Death
Chronic Heart Failure
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at Cannon Cemetery in Van Alstyne, Texas United States 75495
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Grade 10. Attended schools in, Kentucky and Whitewright, Texas.
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farmer
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c. Feb 9, 1855 - Mar 5, 1921 1855 - 1921

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Sep 6, 1876 - Jan 17, 1915 1876 - 1915
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c. Jun 26, 1886 - Nov 29, 1980 1886 - 1980
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James William Miller & L. Cordelia (Hensley) Miller

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c. May 29, 1905 - Apr 7, 1926 1905 - 1926
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He married Delia Hensley on the steps of the Cannon Methodist Church on July 24, 1904. Born to them were four children: Otto Frank, Hugh, Thelma, and Elinor. James liked to tell his children that he was, "born in jail" because his father (Jacob Warren Miller) was the sheriff in Cumberland, Kentucky where he grew up.

James was a farmer and a carpenter. He lived with his wife and children in several areas: Cumby TX., Kentucky Town TX., Grayson County TX., Cannon TX., Van Alstyne TX., Howe TX., White Wright TX., and Platter Oklahoma. From 1926-1931, he was called to testify as a character witness for his son, Otto Frank, who was killed by an irate police officer. He spent the last few years of his life living at the Calera, Oklahoma nursing home with his wife.

When he passed away, his oldest daughter, Thelma Irene Miller-Hansard, wanted him buried in Colbert, Oklahoma so she could be near him. In the end, his youngest daughter, Elinor Miller-Coleman, had him buried at Cannon next to his son (Frank), his parents, and various brothers and sisters where he belonged.

He is buried at Cannon Cemetery next to his wife (Delia), son (Frank), and 2nd Great-Granddaughter (Katrina). His parents (Jacob and Isabel Miller), his brothers (John C. Miller & Eeed Miller), his sister (Esther Miller), his nephew (Willie Bell Miller) and his grandmother (Martha Tallent-Dicken) are all buried north of him toward the entrance of the cemetery. His wife's parents (The Hensley's) are buried west of him.

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In 1877, in the year that James William Miller was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1894, when he was 17 years old, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1908, by the time he was 31 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1949, James was 72 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1968, in the year of James William Miller's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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