Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential
Scope and Content
The Harry W. Miller photographs were donated by Dr. Arthur F. Miller in 2011.
Harry W. Miller was born 13 June 1876 in New Galilee,
According to his discharge records there was no objection to
his reenlistment and his service was “honest and faithful.” He was officially
discharged from military service on 22 August 1899 at the Presidio in
After the war he married, Jessica “Jessie” Mae Watson, in
At an unknown date, he attended a large reunion for Spanish-American War veterans. He was a member of several organizations, including, the Harris Memorial Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula, the Ashtabula VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), the Spanish American War Veterans, Knights of Pythias, and the Bugbee Grange. He died on 15 November 1957 on the way to Ashtabula General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
This collection consists of six albumen prints of American military personnel, Philippine civilians, and a Philippine soldier. They likely date from the Spanish American War era. They appear to be part of a commercially produced set created for veterans of the Spanish American War. There are also photocopies of Harry W. Miller’s obituary, military discharge records, an Ashtabula County Recorder’s Office official soldier’s discharge record, and personal correspondence from Marjorie J. Rehark concerning Harry W. Miller.