Jefferson County, Illinois
Early Doctors Biographies
Dr. Ed Miller
This gentleman, who may be counted among our wide-awake
physicians, was born August 16, 1847, in Jefferson County, ILL., son of
John W. MILLER, a native of Ohio, where he was a carpenter. He is now in
the furniture business in Belle Rive, and his father, John J. Miller, a
farmer and miller by occupation. The mother of our subject, Harriet N.
DODRIDGE) MILLER, was a native of Ohio, and daughter of Enoch and Elizabeth
(MILLER) DODRIDGE. He a native of Virginia, a saddler, and she a native
of Ohio, and born 1820, in Lawrence County, and died January 7, 1880. She
was the mother of nine children, of whom three are now living -- John E.,
Dr. Merritte S. and Edward, our subject. Dr. Miller received his primary
education in his native county. He worked at the carpenter's trade three
years, and then kept a drug store in partnership with his brother, DR.
MERRITTE MILLER, in Mt. Vernon. At the end of two years, they sold out
to Ed SHEPHARD, and both went to Kansas, where they remained about two
years. In 1871, he returned to Jefferson County, where he read medicine
with DR. EATON, andthe following year entered the College of Physicians
and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa, graduating in February, 1878, after which
he returned to Belle Rive, where he commenced the practice of his noble
profession. He is yet following it, enjoying the esteem and confidence
of the people. He was joined in matrimony, August 8, 1876, in Opdyke, to
Miss Anna J. BARBEE, born June 17, 1858, in this county, daughter of William
and America (HARSHBERGER) BARBEE. She is the mother of two children --
Walter F., deceased, and Lizzie A., born July 24, 1878. Dr. MILLER is an
active member of the Masonic fraternity, Belle Rive Lodge, No. 696, also
a member of the O.I H. He is identified with the Republican party.
SOURCE: "The History of Jefferson County"
by Wm. Henry Perrin, 1883
Submitted by Carol Cicotte
Jan 22, 1998