1837 - 1912 (74 years)
||Daniel M. MILLER  |
||18 May 1837
||New York, New York, NY 
- 1900 census says May 1837
||Columbia College  |
||physician  |
||Oconomowoc, WI (from 1865-)  |
||25 Apr 1912
||Oconomowoc, WI 
- DANIEL MCLAREN MILLER, м. о. зз°.
A useful life, full of years and good works has ended upon earth.
A kind thoughtful, amiable, honest, useful life has closed and another
spirit, genial and forgiving has been released from its earthly tenement
and has taken its flight to forever be at home with God, and another
memory fragrant with deeds of Charity and loving kindness is our inheritance.
Doctor MILLER as he was familiarly known for fifty years at his
home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, did much that will remain with suffering
humanity as a pleasant memory. He did the duties of life
which to him was a panacea for all his sorrows, not sitting down in
apathy or indifference while the call of the widow and orphan was
heard, but he toiled on faithfully almost to the end, never wearied with
One of the traits of character possessed by Doctor Miller was his
modesty and gentleness and his dislike for show and glamour with no
desire to be heard for his much speaking, and a grateful people in the
community where he practiced his profession for so many years with
one accord to acclaim that he was a friend of all peoples, that his
highest ideal in life was to " feed the hungry, clothe the naked and
bind up the wounds of the afflicted."
Doctor MILLER was born in New York City May 18, 1838, and died
at the family home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, April 25, 1912. He
was a son of Charles S. and Vashti McLaren Miller and received his
education in Columbia College, graduating from the Medical department
in the year 1858 and very soon thereafter he started out for the
far west to make his entrance into the professional world, establishing
himself in his chosen profession in Hartland, Wisconsin, within the
year following his graduation.
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 he offered his services
to the United States Government and enlisted in the twenty-eighth Wisconsin
Infantry as Surgeon and served in that capacity until the close
of the war in 1865 when he was mustered out of service and located at
Oconomowoc where after fifty years of uninterrupted service to humanity
answering professional calls at all hours of the day and night,
riding through rain and storm as well as fair weather he met his
engagements promptly, he served the poor as well as the rich, without
distinction. After fifty long years of faithful attention to duty his
physical body was so weakened by years of labor he has gone to rest,
his tired eyes closed in that profound sleep which knows no waking.
Sleep on good Doctor, you have earned the promised eternal rest.
He was married in 1850 to Mary G. Remington who together with
two sons. Doctor Thomas and Charles S. Miller, survive.
Doctor MILLER had a long and distinguished Masonic career beginning
with the Entered Apprentice Degree in Bark River, now Hartland
Lodge No. 122, in the year I860. After receiving the Master Masons
Degree he affiliated with Ellsworth Lodge No. 133, located at Ocono-
mowoc, now known and recorded as Oconomowoc Lodge No. 42
and was a member at the time of his death. He was Worshipful
Master in the years 1883, '85, '86, '87. '88, '89, '92, '94, '96, '97 and 1902.
altogether eleven years. In the year 1901 he was elected Deputy Grand
Master of the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin and in 1902 was elected
Grand Master, serving one year. He was a charter member of the
Order of the Eastern Star and served as Patron for two years.
Charter member of Oconomowoc Chapter R. A. M. organized in 1871
and served as High Priest in 1879, '80, '81, '99, 1900, 1901 and 1902;
received the Order of Knighthood in Wisconsin Commandery No. 1, K. T.,
a Charter Member of St. John's Commandery No. 13, (now
merged with Wisconsin No. 1) and later a Charter Member of Olivet
Commandery No. 18, located at Watertown, where he served as Commander
in 1S96, '97, '98, and 99 Received the Degrees in Wisconsin
Consistory A. A. S R. and co-ordinate bodies in 1878, and on Septem-
bei 20, 1892, he was crowned an Honorary Member of the Supreme
Council Thirty-third Degree Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Space
will not admit of a further record of minor offices held by this good
Brother so we mention only the highest positions.
Thus ends the record upon earth of a devoted Craftsman, a skilled
physician and a modest Christian gentleman—congenial, capable and
worthy. His example is worthy of emulation.
WILLIAM W. PERRY, 33°.
Bro. Daniel McLaren Miller. M.W. Past Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge of Wisconsin died April 25, 1912, at the age of seventy-six years.
He was elected M.W. Grand Master of Wisconsin in 1902. On the
breaking out of the Civil war, he, being a physician by profession, en-
listed as a surgeon in the 28th Wisconsin Volunteers, and served to
the end of the war, when he returned to Wisconsin, resumed the prac-
tice of his profession, and continued to follow it till the end of his
earthly care'er. [2, 4]
||Ward Family Tree
||22 Apr 2011 |
||Charles Smith MILLER, b. 1806, d. 16 Jan 1871, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 65 years) |
||Vesta (Vashti?) MACLAREN, b. 2 Jan 1805, New York , d. 29 Dec 1875, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (Age 70 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S155] 1850 census.
- [S475] .
- [S476] US Census.
- [S576] PROCEEDINGS OF THE Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
- [S4] Family Search, LDS.
- [S477] US Census.