Recording Pioneers


Walter H. MILLER  1870 - 1941 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Walter H. MILLER  1870 - 1941

aka W. H. Miller, Walter Miller, W. Miller
nationality
occupation
birth 23 July 1869 or .. Febr 1870, East Orange, Essex, New Jersey
baptism
death 26 May 1941, South Orange, NJ (71y)
burial
marriage married on 28 Nov 1893, Orange, Essex, NJ to:
Emma Frances SHARP

b. 16 Aug 1873/1874, ....., ........
d. .... 1949, Palm Beach, FL ?

children
  • Howard Aylesworth

    b. 21 July 1895, East Orange, New Jersey
    d. .. July 1972, East Orange, Essex, NJ

  • daughter Julia (internet)

PARENTS

father Henry MILLER

b. .. Jan 1839, GERMANY
d. ...............) steam saw mill

mother Elizabeth/Lizzie

b. .. Aug 1845, New York
d. ..............)

marriage got married in 1868.
children
  • Walter (.. Febr 1870, East Orange, Essex, New Jersey - d. 26 May 1941, South Orange, NJ (71y))
  • Jennette C.

    b. .. 1869 or July 1870; 1869 more likely CHECK 1870 CENSUS !!!


LIFE


1880 CENSUS (East Orange, Essex, NJ):
father: Henry MILLER steam saw mill
mother: Elizabeth/Lizzie
- Jennette C. (11y)
- Walter (10y)



1900 CENSUS (Orange Ward 2, Essex, New Jersey, 9 June 1900):
Walter H. MILLER (30y; Feb 1870) Edison Phonograph Works
Emma F. MILLER (26y; Aug 1873)
- Howard A. (4y; July 1895)
Address: 26 Linden Place, Orange, NJ
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next to the MILLER family:
1900 CENSUS (Orange, Essex, NJ, 9 June 1900):
Henry J. HAGEN (b. Nov. 1862, .... - d. ........) manufacturer musical records



1910 CENSUS (Orange Ward 2, Essex, New Jersey, 21 Apr 1910):
Walter H MILLER (40y) Manager New York Office(?)
Emma L MILLER (30y)
- Howard (10y)



1920 CENSUS (Orange Ward 2, Essex, New Jersey, 10 Jan 1920):
Walter MILLER (49y) Depot/Export(?) Manager Edison Co.
Emma MILLER (46y)
- Howard (23y)




Walter MILLER (54y)
+ Emma MILLER (48y)
SS "CALAMARES"
dep. Cristobal C. Z. (= CANAL ZONE): 7 Feb 1925
arr. New York: 16 Feb 1925
Address: 26 Linden Place, Orange, New Jersey


1930 CENSUS (Miami, Dade, Florida, 3 & 4 Apr 1930):
Walter H. MILLER (60y) Manager Appartment House (FL)
Emma F. MILLER (54y)



Edison's veteran recording expert (Tinfoil p. 197)
In 1902 Edison sent Miller to San Francisco to record 46 cylinders of chinese in San Francisco (website Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project)
In 1924 Manager Edison Recording Division
see internet
see Leeds & Catlin (Allan Sutton)
- type in: "Walter Miller"+Edison
for Miller’s PATENTS see: www.phonozoic.net (July 29, 1913 - 1.068.441 & Aug 25, 1914 - 1.108.208 etc)
Photo(s) of Miller on internet (www.nps.gov) National Park Service Photo Gallery


NOTES

  • see internet
  • see Leeds & Catlin (Sutton)
  • for Miller’s PATENTS see: www.phonozoic.net (July 29, 1913 - 1.068.441 & Aug 25, 1914 - 1.108.208 etc)
  • Photo(s) of Miller on internet (www.nps.gov) National Park Service Photo Gallery
  • Edison Phonograph Monthly
  • From Tinfoil to Stereo, p. 197
  • Zwischen Unterhaltung und Revolution. Grammophone Schallplatten und die Anfänge der Musikindustrie in Shanghai 1878-1937 by Andreas Steen, p.54
  • Obituary-1 in New York Times of 27 May 1941


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