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Since 1894 Dr. Miller has been engaged in the practice of medicine in Muscotah, and the liberal patronage which he receives is an evidence of his skill and ability. His devotion to his profession is very marked, and he gains from the faithful performance of each day's duties inspiration and courage for the labors of the succeeding one.

The Doctor is a native of Illinois, his birth having occurred in Hanover, Jo Daviess county, on January 14, 1860. His father was one of the first school teachers in that county, and the family are therefore identified with the pioneer interests of the Prairie state. Joseph G. Miller, the Doctor's father, was married in early manhood to Miss Margaret McClellan, and they became the parents of four children. The mother, Who was an earnest Christian woman and had a large circle of friends, was called to her final rest in 1884, and the father still resides in Hanover, Illinois.

The Doctor attended the public schools of Illinois until eighteen years of age, when he came to Kansas. He attended school at the Kansas State Agricultural College, taught school and then went to Colorado. After entering upon his business career he was employed in various lines, being at one time connected with the steel works in Pueblo, Colorado. Subsequently he went to Beattie, Kansas, where he was superintendent of the large stone quarries. He became a student of medicine under the direction of Dr. Pennington. of Beattie, a physician of broad experience and accurate knowledge. Subsequently he entered the Ensworth College, at St. Joseph, Missouri, and on the completion of the regular course was graduated in that institution in the class of 1891. For the past nine years he has devoted his attention exclusively to his professional duties. He first opened an office in Huron, Kansas, where he remained until his removal to Muscotah, in 1894. He was married to Miss Anna G. Thomas, a native of California and a daughter of George G. Thomas, of Brush. Creek, Kansas. During her early girlhood she was brought to this state, where she was reared and educated. The Doctor and his wife now have an interesting little daughter, Josephine A.

Socially Dr. Miller is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and is a Master Mason, belonging to Huron Lodge. In his political views he is a Republican, while both he and his wife are members of the congregational church and enjoy the warm regard of a large circle of friends. The Doctor has well earned the honorable title of self-made man, for he owes his present position in life entirely to his own efforts. He earned the money which enabled him to pursue his professional education, and then entered upon his life work, in which advancement must result from his marked ability. He now occupies a leading position among the successful practitioners of Atchison county, and is steadily advancing toward perfection.