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Sanford J. MILLER

Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
Adair County,
Missouri

May 20, 1854 Pleasant Mount Wayne Co PA
Mar. 15, 1919 Kirksville Adair Co MO


SANFORD J. MILLER, born at Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1854, is a son of Jonathan B. and Polly A. Miller. He was married November 12, 1903, to Mary C. Greenwood, daughter of Payton F. and Julia A. Greenwood. Mr. Miller lived at home and learned the blacksmith trade, until he was twenty-three years old; he then clerked in a store for W.H. and I.N. Foster, at Honesdale, Pennsylvania, for nearly four years. He was also Chief of the Fire Department at Honesdale for three years, after which he went into the mercantile business at Pleasant Mount. In 1883 he sold out and came to Kirksville, Missouri. On coming here he went into the livery business which he conducted for several years, also handling fine horses. In 1900 he sold out his livery business, and a year later furnished and opened up the Dockery Hotel, which was soon regarded as one of the best hotels in the state. After conducting the hotel for about one year, he sold out and built a large barn and began importing Percheron and French Coach horses from France. Mr. Miller makes from one to three trips a year to France, buys the best the market affords, and ships them to Kirksville, Missouri. He gives one public sale every year and disposes of many privately. Much of his time he devotes to the breeding of Percheron and French Coach horses, Standard Bred Trotters and Mammoth Black Jacks. Mr. Miller put the first registered Percheron horse into the county, also the first imported horse ever brought into the county, and was the first man in the state to make an importation direct from Europe to the State of Missouri.

History of Adair County, 1911
By Eugene Morrow Violette
Page 857

Plot: LC-25

Contributed on 4/26/15 by lolson60
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Submitted: 4/26/15 • Approved: 4/27/15 • Last Updated: 3/28/18 • R769177-G0-S3

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