John R Miller

(1829 - 1911)

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John R Miller
1829 - 1911
Born
1829
Stronsay in Stronsay, Scotland United Kingdom
Death
January 4, 1911
Graytown, VIC Australia 3608
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John R Miller, father to 3 children, was born in 1829 at Stronsay, Stronsay, Scotland United Kingdom. He was born to Thomas Miller and Sibella Miller ( Thomson, with sibling Robert. John's partner was Elizabeth Sinclair Miller, and they gave birth to Henry "Harry" Miller, Peter Miller, and James Booth Miller. He died on January 4, 1911 in Graytown, VIC Australia at 82 years old.
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The McIvor Times and Rodney Adveriser.January 1913.
IN MEMORIUM.
MILLER.- In loving memory of our dear Father, John Miller, who departed this life at "Park Farm," Graytown, on 4th January, 1911; also our dear Brother, Peter who passed away at Avenel on 22nd January, 1912; and dear Mother, who passed away on 13th February, 1907.
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John Miller was born in at Stronsay in Stronsay, Scotland United Kingdom
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John Miller died on in Graytown, VIC Australia 3608
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John Miller was born in at Stronsay in Stronsay, Scotland United Kingdom
John Miller died on in Graytown, VIC Australia 3608
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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section 11 Site 12257 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Missouri 63125
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Rank attained: CPL
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1832 - Nov 17, 1903 1832 - 1903

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John R Miller & Elizabeth Sinclair Miller

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1833 - Feb 13, 1907 1833 - 1907

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1870 - Dec 31, 1936 1870 - 1936
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1871 - 1921 1871 - 1921

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The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser,
Heathcote Victoria, January 1911.
DEATHS.
MILLER.-On the 4th January, at "Park Farm"
Graytown, John Miller, the dearly beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Sinclair Miller,
native of Stronway, Orkney, Scotland, aged 83. Deeply regretted. Home papers please copy.

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In 1829, in the year that John R Miller was born, on July 23rd, in the United States, William Burt obtained the first patent for a kind of typewriter - an earlier one had been made in Italy in 1808. The typographer, as it was called, was a rectangular wooden box 12 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 18 inches long. It worked by depressing a rotating lever so that an inked letter made contact with the paper.

In 1867, at the age of 38 years old, John was alive when on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1890, John was 61 years old when on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1906, at the age of 77 years old, John was alive when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1911, in the year of John R Miller's passing, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

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