Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

George Miller Jr.











George Morton Miller Jr. was born on February 15, 1863 in Canada, the son of George and Mary Hutchinson Miller. He came to Lakefield Township in 1878 with his parents. George married Lottie Ogilvie on June 23, 1898. Lottie was born June 18, 1876 in Saginaw, Michigan to Alex and Margaret Ogilvie. George and Lottie owned and operated 100 acres in Section 14 on Lakefield Road with entrances on both Lakefield and Chapin Roads.


According to the Saginaw News on September 7, 1899, Lotta Miller held a teaching certificate in Lakefield Township. 


George and Lottie's children and spouses were:

  1. Wallace George Miller was born September 23, 1907. Wallace married Alberta Birch.

  2. Norman Alex Miller was born December 23, 1909. Norman married Alice M. Nye.

  3. Margaret Lois Miller was born April 6, 1917 and died November 16, 1917 due to whooping cough.


Lottie was one of the first ladies in Lakefield Township to register to vote on February 8, 1919, after the women's suffrage movement.


George belonged to the Merrill Mason Lodge #411 F&AM in Merrill, Michigan. Lottie taught in the rural schools of Merrill, Michigan and was a member of the Merrill Congregational Church, and its Eastern Stars in Merrill, Michigan. Lottie also belonged to the Lakefield Ladies Society in 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929.


George died on December 6, 1954 and Lottie on October 5, 1950. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES: Granddaughter Norma Miller Brown; 1916 Lakefield Plat Map; Lakefield Township Records; and U.S. Census and Saginaw News.





Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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