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YRON MILLER, president
and treasurer of
the Miller Manufacturing
Company, one of
the young enterprises
in Fort Worth which
has attained phenomenal success in
the last few years, was born in
Limestone County, Texas, in 1872.
To the little city of Ennis in Ellis
County, young Miller was sent to
secure his education and graduated
from the high school in due course
of time. His first position was with
a New Orleans wholesale grocery I
house, for which he traveled eight ;
years. He gave this up to come
to Fort Worth to organize the first
pants and overalls factory employing
union labor here. This was in the
fall of 1903. Its capital stock was
placed at $15,000. This infant plant
grew wonderfully until now it em- M -
ploys two hundred people and is recognized
as the most modern factory
of its kind and the largest in Texas.
His father, John Miller, was born in
Mississippi and served in the war
between the States. Shortly after
the close of the war, John Miller
moved to Texas, settling at Springfield,
where he was appointed postmaster
and where he later erected . ' ,
a saddle-tree factory. This was the
largest manufacturing plant of its A
kind in the State. He married Miss O>- 0 \
Sallie Ranson of Tennessee, in 1869.
Byron Miller is an active member of
the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce,
also a director of the Amer- -:
ican National Bank of Fort Worth. He
married Miss Katherine Battle of
Collin County, Texas, November 1,
1906. His hobby is playing golf.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/87/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.