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MILLER, STANLEY WALLACE, retail merchant and insurance agent; mayor of Newcastle, 1905-06 and 1907-10; b. Newcastle, 1877, s/o William John Miller and Hannah Mitchell; m. 1909, Jennie Macleod Bell, d/o William G. Bell and Jane A. Vye, of Newcastle; d. there, 5 Jun 1917.

When William John Miller died in 1898 a small grocery business which he owned in Newcastle was taken over by his sons Stanley W. Miller and Harry S. Miller, who did business under the name of Miller Bros. The partnership lasted until 1915, when Stanley Miller withdrew and became an insurance salesman.

Miller was a Newcastle town councillor and mayor of the town for a total of four years. He also served as a school trustee and member of the Newcastle Board of Trade. He was unsuccessful as a Liberal candidate in the provincial election of 1908.

Miller belonged to the Masonic order and was worshipful master of Northumberland Lodge in 1903/04. When he died in 1917, at age forty, his survivors were his wife, Jennie Bell, a daughter, and a son.


[b] tombstone [m] Advocate 2 Jun 1909 [d] Leader 8 Jun 1917 / Advocate 11 Oct 1898, 19 Apr 1905, 17 Apr 1907; Leader 26 Jun 1974; Manny Collection (F182); NB Elections