Harry
Miller


JOHN H. "HARRY" MILLER was born in New Jersey in 1858. His early ears are something if a mystery. The 1870 Census shows a Harry Miller, aged 10, living with his mother Josephine and younger brother Samuel in Camden's South Ward. Harry Miller first turns up in Camden's City Directories in 1878, working as an oilcloth printer and living at 217 Royden Street. The 1880 Census shows him boarding at 232 Washington Street, the home of Edward Rodman. He next turns up in City Directories in 1884, still working as an oilcloth printer, living at 630 South 2nd Street. By this time he had been married for about 3 years. His wife Mary C. Harrison, would bear eight children before 1900, of which five were then still living.

Harry Miller became interested in local politics in the 1880s, when politics was  rough and tumble affair, especially in Camden's Third Ward. He also played professional baseball in Wilkes Barre, Scranton, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the early 1880s. He was known as Iron Arm Miller until overwork caused him to leave the professional ranks. Harry Miller also for a team called the Cubs in the Philadelphia League. I have not found records or any other reference regarding him playing in the Illinois League, he is not the Harry Miller who played for Ottumwa in 1890. He did not play for the Cubs in the National League. He does not appear to have played for the Merritt Base Ball Club, of the early 1880s, sponsored by Camden businessman Albert Merritt, who was State Senator from Camden from 1882 to 1884.


Harry Miler was originally appointed to the Camden Police department on July 1, 1886. He lived at 214 Beckett Street in 1887 and 1888, then moved to 601 South 3rd Street where he lived until 1896. Harry Miller served as a Camden policeman until 1894 when he and most of the rest of the Police Department, at the request of Mayor John L. Westcott, tendered their resignations. He served briefly as Chief of Police in Pitman Grove in July and August of 1894, and as the Chief of Police in National Park in 1897.

Harry Miller was re-appointed to the Camden Police Department on August 31, 1898. The Miller family lived at 232 Royden Street in 1897 and 1898, then moved to 234 Royden Street where they lived into 1901, before relocating to 321 Beckett Street, which was their home into 1906. Son Edwin F. Miller married Lucinda Inskip on June 22, 1904 at Wiley Methodist Episcopal Church. Sadly, Edwin F. Miller died on September 4, 1904. 

The 1907 City Directory shows that Harry Miller had moved to 218 Arch Street, where he lived out his days. Daughter Elizabeth married Harry A. Jewett at Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church on February 16, 1907. 

Still a policeman to the end, Harry Miller  He died at home on May 24, 1919 at the age of 61. He was buried at Harleigh Cemetery. His wife passed away in 1933. Sons Charles H. Miller and George O. Miller both served in World War I an World War II, and both retired as Majors in the United States Army Reserve.

Camden Daily Courier
March 13, 1884

William H. Shearman
William Thomas
James M. Lane
David Baird Sr.
Harry Miller
Jacob C. Daubman

 

Camden Daily Courier
May 14, 1887

Harry Miller
Merritt Base Ball Club

Camden Post
May 26, 1891

Samuel Dodd
Benjamin Middleton
Samuel Bakley
Samuel Lee
John Painter
Josiah Sage
J. Oscar Weaver
John Anderson

 

Camden Post
April 9, 1894

 


Camden Post
April 14, 1894

John L. Westcott - George D. Borton
Samuel Iszard - Charles H. Ellis
James Hanson Jr. - Charles Hewston
James Elberson - Charles Wilbur
Samuel Sheer - John Sinclair
Elwin Steen - Albert Shaw
Charles H. Fitzsimmons - Abraham Jackson
Alfred Sayers - Edward S. Hyde
Thomas Buchanan - Jacob Hicks

Thomas Reed - Joseph Peall - Police Commission - John Beard - Thomas Mullane - John Painter
Harry Miller - Charles Sink - William Fish - William Ripley - James Ayers - Harry Richmond - Robert F. Miller

Camden Daily Telegram * April 14, 1894

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John L. Westcott - George D. Borton
Samuel Iszard - Charles H. Ellis
James Hanson Jr. - Charles Hewston
James Elberson - Charles Wilbur
Samuel Sheer - John Sinclair
Elwin Steen - Albert Shaw
Charles H. Fitzsimmons - Abraham Jackson
Alfred Sayers - Edward S. Hyde
Thomas Buchanan - Jacob Hicks

Thomas Reed - Joseph Peall - George Horner John Beard - Thomas Mullane - John Painter

Police Commission - Benjamin Braker
Joseph Potter - Joseph B. Fox
Charles Sayrs - Arthur Bedell
William C. Figner 
William D. Brown - Frederick A. Rex
James R. Carson - William J. Bradley
Harry Miller - Henry Moffett


Camden Daily Courier
May 5, 1894

John Sailor
John L. Westcott
Harry Miller

 


Camden Daily Telegram
July 24, 1894

Armour Shannon - Harry Miller


Camden Daily Telegram *August 2, 1894

Armour Shannon - Harry Miller

Camden Daily Telegram
January 9, 1896

Walter Jarvis - John L. Westcott
Harry Miller


Camden Daily Telegram
April 21, 1896

Dr. William Shaffer
Harry Miller

 


Camden Daily Courier * December 8, 1896

Temple Theater - Harry Miller

Camden Post
August 13, 1897


Camden Post
August 16, 1897

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 1, 1898

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Samuel Dodd - Alexander Osborne - Thomas Cunningham - John G. Leitenberger
Fred W. Triplett - Camillus Appley - John Sailor - Harry Miller - Josiah Sage
Charles Evans - Nelson W. Hubbs - Thomas Buchanan - Thomas Pooley
Thaddeus P. Varney - Isaac Lovett - George Pfeiffer Jr.
Charles H. Peters


Camden Post
July 1, 1898

Cooper B. Hatch
Thomas Cunningham
Alexander Osborne
Frederick Triplett
John G. Leitenberger
Camillus Appley
Charles Henry Peters
Harry Miller
John Sailor
Nelson W. Hubbs
Josiah Sage
Thomas Pooley
Thomas Buchanan
Samuel Dodd

 


Philadelphia Inquirer
December 22, 1898

William Ilgenfritz
Jacob N. Wise - Charles Gordon
Victor Kline - Charles E. Wilson
Bessie Hughes - Mrs. Marshall
Cooper B. Hatch
John Foster
Harry C. Kramer
J. WIllard Morgan
Charles Baron - George Cooper
Harry Miller - George Anderson
Edward Hartmann
James Ware
Joseph Nowrey
Mickle Street
Delaware Avenue
Market Street - South 9th Street
Ferry Avenue - Vine Street
Front Street - Arch Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1899
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South 3rd Street - W. Harry Getty - Charles Metz - Walter H. Keefer - James Boone - George Armstrong
Charles Loriaux - George Smith - Victor Thompson  - George Sterling - Washington Ketline

William D. Hart
- Hugh Boyle - John Painter - Albert Shaw - Robert F. Miller
- John Foster
George W. Anderson - H. Frank Pettit - Harry Miller - Isaac C. Brown - Joseph Nowrey
South 4th Street - Benson Street - North 17th Street - Federal Street  

Philadelphia Inquirer * August 12, 1899

John Cherry - John S. Smith - Robert Miller - Harry Miller 
Benson Street - James Finley 

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 29, 1902
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John Foster - F. Morse Archer
Joseph Nowrey - Eli Hunt - John G. Helm 
Henrietta V. Bland - James Bland
Charles Wagner -
Harry Miller - Albert Keaser Robert F. Miller - F. Neil Robinson 
Edward Hartman
South 3rd Street - Beckett Street 
Liberty Street - Locust Street
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James Bland - Charles Wagner - Harry Miller - Albert Keaser
F. Neil Robinson  - Henrietta V. Bland
South 3rd Street - Beckett Street - Liberty Street - Locust Street

Trenton Evening Times - July 29, 1902
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John Foster - F. Morse Archer - James Bland - Charles Wagner - Harry Miller
Walter Middleton -
South 3rd Street - Beckett Street - Liberty Street

Camden Post-Telegram
October 11, 1902

Harry Miller - J. Oscar Weaver


Camden Daily Courier * January 26, 1903
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Charles Wagner - Harry Miller
Frank T. Lloyd - Charles V.D. Joline
Frederick A. Rex - William F. Rex
Robert F. Miller - Albert Keaser
George V. Murry - John Morrisey
Harry Selby - William H. Selby
Dr. George D. Grimes - William Laws
John Cherry - John S. Smith
Charles Cahill - Edward Hartman
Owen McDonald - John Helm
Albert Keaser - F. Morse Archer
John Wagner -  John C. Truitt
Anna Hutner - William Ridgway
Ogden
 

Camden Daily Courier * January 26, 1903
 
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George V. Tucker - Charles V.D. Joline - Harry Shuster - Odd Fellows - Emmanuel Baptist Church
Robert F. Miller - Albert Keaser - George V. Murry - F. Morse Archer - John Wagner - Harry Miller
Edward Hartman - John T. Rodan - William Laws - Spencer Moore - Howard Roberts
Assemblyman John S. Roberts -
Ike Toy - Daniel Ayres - Albert S. Shaw - William D. Hart
Mrs. Abbie L. Widener -  Thomas J. Cheeseman Sr. - Charles Wagner
 

Camden Daily Courier
June 24, 1904

Harry Miller
Edmund F. Miller -Lucy Inskip
Lizzie Miller - Howard Stein
Wiley Methodist Episcopal Church


Camden Daily Courier
September 10, 1904



Harry Miller
Edmund F. Miller
Pine Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Camden Post-Telegram
September 10, 1904



Harry Miller
Edmund F. Miller
Pine Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Camden Daily Courier
September 10, 1904


Harry Miller
Edmund F. Miller - Pine Street

Philadelphia inquirer
February 16, 1914

Charles Rudolph
Margaret Rudolph
Milton Stanley
Edward S. Hyde
Elbridge B. McClong
 
Frank Crawford
Peter Gondolf
William Lyons
Harry Miller
Arthur Colsey
Thomas Reed
John T. Potter
Tabor Quinn
Charles Whaland
George W. Anderson
Albert Shaw
Thomas Cunningham
William C. Horner

 

Camden Post-Telegram * January 19, 1915

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Third Ward Republican Club - Turn Verein Hall - J. Edward Way - A. Benjamin Sparks
William H. Hall - John T. Rodan - Rushton's Orchestra - Harry Hertline - Walter J. Stanton - Jesse Hillman
Lemuel Toy - Jesse Smith - Morris Steelman - William Elberson - Samuel S. Bacon - Albert Keaser 
Harry Miller - Frank Smith - John S. Roberts - George Murry - Harry Selby - Harry C. Sharp
Robert Schroeder - James Vickers - Elwyn D. Steen - William Horay - Clarence H. Thorn - Wright Cox
Frank S. Fithian - George F. Hammond - Albert J. Meyer - Harry Stowe - Wesley J. Stanton
Thomas Dickinson - Edwin Fields - William H. Dill  - Frank S. Ireton - Gustav Jans

Charles H. Errickson - Henry Gerke - James MacDemott - George Schu - William M. Fithian
Julius R. Schaaf - James Monahan - Thomas Madden - George Cox - Robert J. Garrison

Camden Post-Telegram
May 26, 1919



Harry Miller
Charles H. Miller
George O. Miller
Harry Jarrett Miller
Elizabeth Miller Hewitt
Jesse Pratt
Kid Gleason

Harry Loudenslager
J. Alpheus Vansant
Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. Carlton Van Hook
Cooper B. Hatch

Harry Miller played professional baseball in Wilkes Barre, Scranton, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the early 1880s, and also for a team called the Cubs in the Philadelphia League. I have not found records or any other reference regarding him playing in the Illinois League, he is not the Harry Miller who played for Ottumwa in 1890. He did not play for the Cubs in the National League.

Camden Courier-Post
June 22, 1930

Jesse Pratt
Harry Loudenslager
J. Alpheus Vansant

Harry Miller

 

Camden Courier-Post
June 22, 1930

State Street - Harry Miller

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