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J. W. Miller
Born July 1, 1841
J. W. MILLER. photograph artist, Anamosa; is a native of Fairfield Co., Ohio, and was born July 1, 1841; when 3 years of age, in 1844, his parents came to Iowa by wagon; they were about six weeks on the way and arrived in Jones Co. in the fall of 1844; they located in Rome Township; he grew up and attended the common schools and completed his education at Lisbon, in Linn Co.; he learned the trade of watchmaking and jeweler and engaged in that business; he also studied photography here and in Dubuque; he carried on the business together with the jewelry business for some years; on account of his health, he gave up the jewelry trade, and, for the past seven years, has carried on photographing, and has the oldest gallery in Anamosa: He held the office of Postmaster of Mechanicsville for four years. He married Miss Emma G. Tyson, a native of Indiana, October 3,1865; they have one son—Virgil Clifford, born October 30, 1868. Mr. Miller's father and mother are still living in Rome Township and are the oldest settlers now living there.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 568.


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