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 Philip Thomas Miller

Philip Thomas Miller

Birth
Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Jan 1894 (aged 75)
Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Plot Row 2-a, Lot 56, #6
Memorial ID 59008694 · View Source
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"Phillip Thomas Miller was born at Greensburg, Greene County, Kentucky, May 7, 1818. He came to Jefferson City in 1833 at the age of fifteen, accepting a position as clerk in the store of his uncle, Thomas Miller. He continued there for six years and in 1839, in partnership with Thomas M. Winston Sr., he embarked in merchandising on his own, continuing until 1846. At that time he withdrew from the business to engage in steam boating on the Missouri River with his uncle, Thomas Miller, who was the master and owner of the Steamer Amelia. He served as clerk and later as captain of this steamer.

He then became clerk of the Missouri Penitentiary under Major Cochran, and was appointed to the position of Warden in 1861 by Governor Gamble. He served in this position until 1865. Later, in company with Gen. H. Clay Ewing and Wm. E. Dunscombe, he organized the Jefferson City Savings Association, which later became the Exchange Bank, then National Exchange Bank. He was cashier of this organization until December 1872 when he resigned to take the position of editor of the Jefferson City Tribune, which was published at that time by Reagan & Carter.

He retired from this position when he was appointed Chief bookkeeper in the office of the State Treasurer under Phil E. Chappell, a post he held through four administrations until his death, January 25, 1895.

Mr. Miller was married December 22, 1841 to Miss Maria Louise Winston, daughter of Nicholas J. Winston. To this union were born seven children, four boys and three girls. The family resided at 509 Jackson Street. George B. Miller, Nicholas E. Miller, Louise Bragg and Dr. Phil T. Miller were among those still living in the family home in the 1880 census.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church and superintended the erection of the first Presbyterian Church building in Jefferson City on Main Street west of the Madison Hotel. He was a delegate from Missouri to the National Prison Congress in January 1873 and held many offices of trust and honor during his lifetime."

My thanks for the preceding information provided by Nancy Arnold Thompson on 8/23/2014 citing "The Illustrated Sketch Book and Directory of Jefferson City and Cole County, Missouri" - Published 1900.



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  • Created by: Neil Smith
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59008694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Thomas Miller (7 May 1818–25 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59008694, citing Woodland-Old City Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Neil Smith (contributor 47342074) .