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George M. Miller

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Title

George M. Miller

Subject

Miller, George Martin (1916-2010)
Soldiers - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County

Description

Portrait of George Martin Miller in his U.S. Army uniform.

George was born in Jerome to Pius Martin (1876-1952) and Rebecca Frances (Nesselrodt) (1885-1969) Miller, a farming couple.

He married in April 1937 in Mt. Jackson. His bride was 16-year old Irene Pauline Spitler (1920-2004). She was the daughter of Mathias C. (1882-1949) and Mamie May (Whitmer) (1904-1983) Spitler. At that time, George was 21 years old and farmed in Jerome, probably on his father’s farm.

When he registered for the WWII draft, he worked for William B. Clark at Bird Haven Farm near Basye, Virginia. The wood-working factory stood on land owned by Mr. Clark and provided many local residents with income during the years it operated.

George served in the U.S. Army and by 1950, he had returned to the area. The census found both George and his wife, Irene, living in the Ashby District. Both were employed at a wood-crafting factory, probably Bird Haven Farm.

The couple had two daughters together: Sandra (Miller) Rinker and Betty Ann (Miller) Meadors.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Labelled "June 1945" on box of plates.

Contributor

Recognized by Joanne Lockhart when she saw an advertisement in the newspaper for a 90th birthday card shower being thrown for him by his friends and family. The ad included a photograph of him.
Biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

Same subject as in Morrison Photo 21949.

Identifier

010728

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “George M. Miller,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 22, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/36217.

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