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RG2253.AM:  Winfield Scott Miller, 1861-1931

Papers:  1889-1944

Winfield, Brown County, Nebraska

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


Winfield Scott Miller was born at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on January 24, 1861.  He married Emma Towsley at Atlantic, Iowa, on June 27, 1889.  The Millers came to Nebraska and spent time in Brown, Custer and Garfield counties.  For a time, Winfield ran a mill and worked as a bricklayer.  Mrs. Miller died on February 18, 1920.  Winfield Scott Miller died at his home near Burwell, Nebraska, on January 12, 1931.  He and his wife are buried in the Custer Center Cemetery at Broken Bow, Nebraska.


This collection consists of one box of papers relating to Winfield Scott Miller and the Miller family.  The bulk of the collection relates to Miller’s mill at Winfield, Nebraska, in the early 1900s.  Included in the collection are correspondence, record books, daily memoranda books, legal and financial documents, and a manuscript of a play written by Lillie Miller.  The materials in the collection date from 1889-1944.

Note:  See the photo component [RG2253.PH] for related images.


Box 1


  1. Correspondence, 1900-1944

  2. Daily memoranda books, 1902, 1909, 1926

  3. Record book, 1893-1910

  4. Record books, 1894-1905

  5. Record books, 1904-1915

  6. Legal and financial papers, 1893-1943

  7. Play manuscript, “In the West, or Parson Colborn and Ben Riddle, Outlaw, or Dagger Band and Parson,” by Lillie Miller

  8. Teacher’s grade book (unknown school), 1889-1896


Subject headings:

Brown County (Nebraska) — History

Flour and feed mills — Nebraska

Miller, Winfield Scott, 1861-1931

Mills and Millwork — Nebraska

Winfield (Nebraska) — Businesses


HEK/js                 07-24-1965

Revised TMM      02-04-2019