W D Miller
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/4/2010 at 09:19:10
W D Miller is actively identified with journalistic interests in Boone county as editor and publisher of the Ogden Reporter, which he purchased in February, 1914. His birth occurred in New Market, Shenandoah county, Virginia on September 4 1978, his parents being John and Elizabeth (Louderback) Miller, who were likewise natives of that state. The father, harness maker by trade, followed that occupation in Virginia throughout his active business career. His demise occurred in January 1901, and his widow now resides in Washington D C.
W D Miller was reared and educated in that place of his nativity and when nineteen years of age made his way westward to Illinois, remaining in that state for two years. In 1901 he came to Iowa, locating in Eldora, Hardin county where he learned telegraphy in the service of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company. In 1903 he came to Ogden, Boone county, and here remained in the employ of the Minneapolis & St Louis Railway as agent for three years. On the expiration of that period he removed to California and later to Oklahoma where he resided until 1907, when he returned to Ogden, having here remained continuously since. On February 1, 1914, he purchased the Ogden Reporter and is now devoting his attention to his duties as editor and publisher. The sheet has a large subscription and advertising patronage and its columns are devoted to the dissemination of local and general news, while its editorial policy is such as has won for it enthusiastic support.
On December 25, 1907, Mr Miller was united in marriage to Miss Anna Belle Clark, a daughter of S Parker Clark, a sketch of whom appears on another page of this work. Her father also receives extended mentioning another part of this volume. Mr and Mrs Miller have one child, Virginia, who is three years of age.
In his political views, Mr Miller is a progressive, stanchly advocating the principles set forth by Theodore Roosevelt at the time of the birth of the party. His religious faith is that of the Congregational church, while fraternally he is identifies with the Masons. He is a man well liked and highly esteemed and his efforts contribute substantially to the up building and promotion of the interests of his community.
1914 Boone County History Book
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