William
H.
Miller


 

WILLIAM 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.

William 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.

The 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. 

William 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.


Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 1904
Martin Carrigan
Rollo Jones
Charles Cook
James White
Samuel Sheer
Edward Finley
Joseph Daly
Joseph Ernst
Seth D. Monnell
William K. Buzine
Charles Sturgis
Samuel T. Whitezell
Ephraim T. Davis
J. Oscar Till Jr.
John H. Vickers
Frederick Morse
Harry C. Anderson
William Miller
Engine Company 5

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 1905

Charles Cook
James White
Harry C. Anderson

Edward Finley
Martin Carrigan
James Willis
Harry Green
Seth D. Monnell
William K. Buzine
Charles Sturgis
William Miller
Samuel T. Whitezell
Ephraim T. Davis
J. Oscar Till Jr.
John H. Vickers
Frederick Morse


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 4, 1907

Lewis Buzine - Wright Cox - Seth D. Monnell - William Miller  - William Rose William Elberson


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 6, 1910

John H. Vickers - William O. Sawyer - Newton Ash
Scott Franklin -
Andrew Miller - William Miller
Samuel Lodge - William Rose - William Elberson


Philadelphia Inquirer - March 26, 1912

 Volney G. Bennet's Lumber Yard- William Miller


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