Updated: Aug 15, 2020
John Faber Miller was the second child of Caroline and William Miller of the Roberts--Miller Farm.
1865: Born on February 18 at Welson, Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA.
Received early public schools of Abington, and at both the Friends' school in Gwynedd and Philadelphia
1883: Graduated from the Friends' Central School in Philadelphia as a valedictorian
Studied law in James H. Little, Esq.’s offices of the Philadelphia bar
1886: Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Law School; admitted to the bars of Philadelphia and Montgomery County
Associated himself with Charles Hunsicker, one of the leading attorneys in Norristown
1905: Co-partnership with Samuel H. High of Jenkintown under firm name “Miller and High” in Norristown; the partnership was dissolved in 1914.
1889: Married to Emma Bush Yeakel on November 20; resided in in Springfield Township where he was solicitor of the township, as well as Montgomery County, for several years.
His father in-law Daniel Yeakel built identical Queen Anne Victorian homes for themselves.
He was a chairman of the Republican Executive Committee of Montgomery County, a bank director, and held a number of other positions of trust
1914: Appointed by the governor judge of Montgomery County courts
Was a member of many organizations:
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends
Master of Chestnut Hill Lodge, No. 81
Free and Accepted Masons
Plymouth and Whitmarsh Country Clubs
Montgomery County Bar Association
Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Montgomery County
Sons of the Revolution
After his mother's death, he held procession of the Roberts--Miller Farm where his parents resided, but he didn't live at the house.
With his wife Emma, they had 2 children: Daniel Yeakel (1890) and Caroline Roberts (1894).
Arndt, John Stover. The Story of the Arndts: The Life, Antecedents and Descendants of Bernhard Arndt who Emigrated to Pennsylvania in the Year 1731. (Philadelphia, Christopher Sower Company, 1922), 393-394.
"Distance Calculator." DaftLogic. Accessed April 5, 2020. https://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm.
Friends' Intelligencer, Volume 56. (Philadelphia: Friends' Intelligencer Association, 1899), 100.
"History of High Swartz." High Swartz Attorneys at Law. Accessed April 5, 2020. https://highswartz.com/about-us/.
Mueller, A.H. Atlas of the North Penn Section of Montgomery County, Pa., Plate 20, 1916.
Zwicker, Charles G. and Edward C. Zwicker. Springfield Township, Montgomery County. (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 54.
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