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John Smith Miller

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1856 Born in Hyson Green, son of John Miller and his wife Mary[1], presumably daughter of Sydney Smith.

1861 John Miller 31, commercial traveller, lived in Sherwood, with Mary A Miller 37, Emmeline Miller 6, John S Miller 4, Gertrude Miller 1[2]

At some point his father became principal of Smith Brothers and Co

1871 John Miller 41, brassfounder and finisher, lived in Sherwood with Mary A Miller 39, Emmeline Miller 16, John S Miller 14, Gertrude Miller 11, Edith M Miller 4, Ira P Miller 3[3]

1872 Became an apprentice with Smith Brothers and Co of Hyson Green, Nottingham

1886 Engineer and manager of Smith Brothers and Co; became a Member of I Mech E.

1891 John Smith Miller 34, brass founder, employer, lived in Nottingham with Mary E Miller 30, John L Miller 6 months[4]

1896 of Smith Brothers and Co of Hyson Green Works, Nottingham.

1901 John S Miller 44, mechanical engineer, employer, lived in Nottingham, with Mary E Miller 40, John L Miller 10, William H Miller 4[5]

1923 Died in Nottingham[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birth record of John Smith Miller
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records