William G. Miller, MD, PhD

William George Miller, Jr. was the 6th child of Caroline and William G. Miller, Sr., and one of the most successful young physicians in Norristown.

1874: Born on August 24 in Whitpain, and was raised in the Roberts--Miller farm.

Attended the public schools in Whitpain and Friends' schools, including the Friends' Central School of Philadelphia.

1892-1897: Attended the University of Pennsylvania with both a medical degree and a doctorate degree

Shortly after graduation, he served one year as a resident physician of Charity Hospital in Norristown, then entered upon private practice in Norristown.

1907-1915 Norristown PA Charity Hospital Building RARE Postcard

1898: Married to Anna Childs Livezey on December 15. They had 2 children together: Mary (1900) and Sarah

1902: Appointed physician to the Friends' Home at Norristown, and continued there for a long time.

Like his brother John, William was involved in many organizations:

  • Surgical staff of Charity Hospital

  • Staff of the State Tuberculosis Disp. Mem. Plymouth County (today Cranberry Specialty Hospital)

  • Tyson Medical Society Surgeon

  • Consulting surgeon of the State Insane Asylum

  • Montgomery County Medical Society of PA

  • American Medical Association

  • Charity Lodge, No. 190

  • Free and Accepted Masons

  • Improved Order of Red Men

  • Foresters of America

  • Republican Invincibles

  • Schuykill Valley Medical Club (President)

  • US Volunteer Medical Corps, acting during the World War as a medical examiner for Draft Board No. 3 of Montgomery County

  • American Congress of Surgeons

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Montgomery County

  • Sons of the Revolution

  • Town Council of Norristown

Fun fact: In terms of politics, William was a Republican; part of Montgomery County conventions as a delegate from his district. He represented the 3rd ward of Norristown in the council in that borough.


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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), 395-396.

Friends' Intelligencer and Journal, Volume 58. (Philadelphia: Friends' Intelligencer Association, 1901), 39.

Maxwell, W.J. General Alumni Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, 1917. (Philadelphia: The Alumni Association of the Univeristy, 1917), 790.

Roberts, Ellwood. Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Containing Genealogical Records of Representative Families, Including Many of the Early Settlers and Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens, Volume 2. (New York, Chicago: T.S. Bentham Co. and The Lewis Publishing Co., 1904), 364-365.

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