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    Edward Miller, who is well and prominently known in business circles as a contractor in electrical wiring, etc., was born at Troy, in 1883, and has passed his entire life in this city, which has been the scene of his training, educational and otherwise, and of his success in business matters. His father, Floyd Miller, was an agriculturist throughout his life and a man of practical ideas and sound industry, as well as a citizen who commanded respect because of his integrity. He married Caroline Siegel, who also came of an agricultural family of this region, and they became the parents of two sons: Edward and W. J. The latter served in Company A, One Hundred and Forty-eighth regiment, Thirty-seventh division, during the recent World war, and won promotion from second to first lieutenant. He went overseas with his command and was at the front for an extended period, until he was wounded during the fighting in the Argonne district. Edward Miller received his educational training in the graded and high schools of Troy, and learned the electrician's trade in the plant of the Hobart Manufacturing Company. May 17, 1919, he embarked in the electrical contracting business on his own account, and when his brother, W.J., returned from overseas, he formed a partnership with him in August, 1919. Among the many large contracts which this firm has undertaken and which it has carried through, to a successful conclusion may be mentioned the Troy Carriage Sunshade Company, Braun Brothers Packing House, New Gerkins Oil Station, Electric Oven Outfit and power installation for the Troy Carriage Sunshade Company. The concern carries on a general electrical business in addition to accepting large contracts and its work has been so successful and superior in workmanship that the brothers have firmly established themselves in business and public confidence. Edward Miller married Ethel, daughter of Michael and Margaret Bayes, and to their union there have been born four children: Wilbur, James, Robert and Helen . Mr. Miller is fraternally affiliated with the local lodges of the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks. He was prominent in all movements promoted by the administration during the recent great war period.

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