Dr. D. H. Miller, druggist of Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., was born in Hendricks County, Ind., on December 5, 1842, and is the son of Scott and Mary J. (Stout) Miller. The father was born in Scott County, Ky., in 1814, and was the son of Henry Miller. Henry Miller removed to Hendricks County, Ind., in 1830, and was one of the pioneers of that county. He was a farmer, as was also his son. The mother of our subject was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, about 1824, and was the daughter of Thomas J. Stout, who removed to Indiana, and located near Indianapolis, in Marion County. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and was one of the “Bloody Three Hundred” who went from Indianapolis to the Black Hawk War. Scott Miller entered the Federal Army, in August, 1861, and was elected captain of Company I, Seventh Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, by a unanimous vote at its organization, and served as such until 1863, when he resigned on account of heart trouble, and returned home. He died in Paris, Texas, in 1879, while on a business visit to that place. The mother died in 1876. The subject of this sketch was the only child born to the parents. He was reared on the farm, and received his early education in the Danville Academy, situated in his native county. At the age of eighteen years he enlisted in the federal service, going as a private in his father’s company (Company I), of the Seventh Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, and served for about eight months, when he was discharged for physical disability, resulting from a severe attack of typhoid fever. Returning to Indiana he almost immediately began reading medicine at Indianapolis, and during the years 1865-6-7, attended the Ohio Medical College of Ohio, from which he graduated in March of the latter year. In January, 1868, he located in Franklin and established his present drug business. A large and complete stock of drugs, toilet articles, fancy goods, and cigars and tobacco is carried, besides a prescription department. The business has flourished since its establishment, and is one of the leading drug stores of the city. He was married in 1870, to Parintha Williams, who was born on a farm in Rush County, Ind., and is the daughter of Thomas Williams, and to this union, one daughter, Gertrude M., has been born. Mr. Miller is a republican in politics, is president of the city school board, and a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities, and with his wife, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 642.