Carroll County Biographies

Robert C. Miller
Shannon, Carroll Co. IL

Dr. Robert C. Miller, a promising young physician of Shannon, bids fair in the near future to take a prominent place in the medical fraternity of this county. He has been a student of the best medical schools of teh West, and had a practical experience in various hospitals, where he acquitted himself in a manner more than ordinarily successful for one of his years. It is predicted by the many friends who have watched his career with kindly interest that he has before him a right and promising future. Nature has endowed him with more than ordinary abilities while he has a disposition to improve his opportunities for observation, and keeps himself posted upon the important matters to his profession.

Dr. Miller was born on the eastern line of this county in Lima Township, June 24, 1865, and has a this writing not yet reached his 24th year. When a boy of 10 he was placed in one of the excellent schools of Naperville IL where he prosecuted his studies four years and then entered the High School at Lanark, of which he was a student one year, completing the course there when a lad of 15 years. He then returned to Naperville and subsequently entered the Northwestern College there. At the age of 15 he entered upon the study of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago and was under the immediate instruction of Prof. G. Frank Lydston one year. He took his first course of lectures in the winter of 1882-83 and availed himself of tihs furhter means of information for three winters. On the 21st of Feb. 1887 he was graduated from this schoo. He at once entered upon the practice at Shannon, on the 7th of May 1887, and has already one of the bet rides in the county, being called many miles in different directions, both in his own practice and for consultation. It should be noted he was the only member of his class who was present at every lecture during the three years course.

The parents of our subject were Warner and Christine 9Baker) Miller, the former born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, April 1, 1817. At the age of 35 years the father came to America and located first in Chicago, where he followed his tradeo f wagon maker. Later he established himself at Freeport int he same business. Subsequently he operated as "mine host" of a hotel in Mt. Morris. Finally he settled down on a farm in Lima Twp. where he lived until removing to Shannon in May 1887. The household circle included eight children all of whom are living - Mary, Louisa, Lewis, Amelia, Sarah, William H., Josephine, and Robert C. The father is a member of the Evangelical Church and gives his support to the Republican party as does the Doctor.

Portraits & Biographical Carroll Co. 1889 Page 892

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