H. MILLER was born in New Jersey in February of 1871. He married
around 1891. The 1893-1894 City Directory has William H. Miller
at 424 Jasper Street in Camden's Eighth Ward. The 1896 and the
1898 City Directory shows him at 648 Ferry Avenue, and the 1899
Directory has him at 1718 Broadway. When the census was taken in
1900, William and Laura Miller lived at 1718 Broadway. During
these years he was employed as a wool sorter at the Howland
Croft Mill. At the time of the 1900 Census the Millers had three
children at home, Louise, 8; William G., 6; and Albert H., 2.
Miller was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December
4, 1904. It is likely, given his address, that he was stationed
with Engine Company 3, a short walk away at 1815 Broadway. When
the 1906 City Directory was compiled William Miller, wife Laura
and sons William and Albert were living at 1722 Fillmore Street.
They were still at this address as late as 1914.
1918 Census shows that William Miller and wife Laura had moved
to 1718 Fillmore Street. They were still at that address in
1927. The 1927 City
Directory states that William Miller had been promoted to
Captain and was stationed at Engine Company 10. By 1929 he and
wife Laura had moved to 2831 North Constitution Road in the
then-new Yorkship Square section of Camden, a short walk away
from Fire Department Captain and future Chief of Department
Walter Mertz, who lived at 3016 North Constitution Road.
Miller retired on pension from the Camden Fire Department in the
early 1930s. He and wife Laura were still living at the North
Constitution Road Address as late as 1946.