Thursday, February 02, 2012

Christ Miller, Farrell Cheek Employee

In the November, 1920 issue of the Farrell-Cheek News, a biographical sketch about Christ Miller stated that he was the oldest worker employed at the Farrell Cheek Foundry at that time, at the age of 76. His job was to fire the Core Ovens and keep them in “ship-shape” order. The article said that Christ showed so much pep and ambition, that he made some of the young men feel ashamed.

Christopher Miller was born in 1844 to Edward and Lida (Merm) Miller in Connecticut. During the Civil War, he enlisted in Company I of the Third U.S.C.T. Christ fought in battles at Morris Island and Honey Hill during the Civil War. On September 23, 1914, Christ Miller was admitted to the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Erie County, Ohio. He died on January 14, 1932 at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, and was buried at the veterans cemetery located at the Home, now known as the Ohio Veterans Home. According to the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, the name of Christopher Miller appears on Plaque A-9 of the African American Civil War Memorial.

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