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Daniel M. MILLER

Male 1837 - 1912  (74 years)

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  • Name Daniel M. MILLER  [1
    Born 18 May 1837  New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1900 census says May 1837
    Gender Male 
    Education Columbia College  [2
    Occupation physician  [3
    Residence Oconomowoc, WI (from 1865-)  [2
    Died 25 Apr 1912  Oconomowoc, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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 
helping others. 
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. 
Fraternally submitted, 


      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]
    Person ID I1252  Ward Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2011 

    Father Charles Smith MILLER,   b. 1806,   d. 16 Jan 1871, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Vesta (Vashti?) MACLAREN,   b. 2 Jan 1805, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1875, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1828  [5
    Family ID F859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary G. REMINGTON,   b. Dec 1837, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1859  [6
     1. Nat MILLER,   b. 1855, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jessie MILLER,   b. 1866, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles S. MILLER,   b. Jan 1868, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Doctor Thomas MILLER,   b. Nov 1871
    Family ID F882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S155] 1850 census.

    2. [S475] .

    3. [S476] US Census.

    4. [S576] PROCEEDINGS OF THE Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

    5. [S4] Family Search, LDS.

    6. [S477] US Census.