Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Thomas Miller, Esq.

Male 1830 - 1891  (61 years)


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  • Name Thomas Miller 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 15 Sep 1830  Nelson Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1857  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    barrister 
    Occupation 1857  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    clerk of the peace 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55884 
    Died Nov 1891  Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I55884  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Victoria Edgeworth Usher,   b. Abt 1827, Of, Chippewa, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Feb 1857  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F22262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - barrister - 1857 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clerk of the peace - 1857 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1857 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Nov 1891 - Milton, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Miller: In West Flamboro, on the 30th ult., John McWha, third son of the late William Miller, aged 15 years and 9 months. The deceased, who was a Nephew to Thomas Miller, Esq., of this Town, attended the Berlin Grammar School, for some time previous to his death, and was considered a student of great promise, while his kindly disposition made him a favourite not only with his school mates, but with all who knew him. His death in the bloom of youth is deeply regretted, and occurring so soon after that of his Father is a severe blow to his numerous relatives, especially his surviving parent.


      Berlin Telegraph 8 Jun 1860

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      Thomas Miller, Judge of the County of Halton, is the son of an early settler in this county. Thomas Miller, senior, who came hither from the County Down, Ireland, in 1827. Thomas was born in the Township of Nelson, September 15, 1830. His mother's maiden name was Margaret McWha, who was also from Ireland. The father of our subject who was an extensive agriculturist in Ireland, and farmed in this country, died in 1867; his mother in 1837.

      He was educated in the Grammar Schools of Palermo, in this county, and Queen's College, Kingston, being graduated in 1853; studied law in Toronto with Judge Morrison and Hon. Adam Crooks; practiced one year in Hamilton; was called to the Bar at Easter term, 1857, and was appointed County Crown Attorney, and Clerk of the Peace for Waterloo, and removed to Berlin. He there held the offices just mentioned until appointed Judge of the County of Halton, in December, 1867, when he settled in Milton, the county town. While a resident of Berlin he was for eleven years Chairman of the Grammar School Board of Trustees, and did all that any man could do to build up the schools of that town.
      Judge Miller is one of those cool, impartial, painstaking, and conscientious jurists, who aim to render exact justice in all cases. His knowledge of law is thorough; he is clear headed; charges a jury with great plainness, and his decisions are rarely appealed from, and have never been reversed. By consent of Attorneys, cases are often referred to him for decision without trial.

      The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Ontario Volume, 1880.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1595] Book - The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Ontario, Thomas Miller, Milton: 28.

    2. [S1597] News - ON, Halton, Acton - Acton Free Press, Death Notice of Thomas Miller 19 Nov 1891 Pg 2 Col 1.
      Miller. At his residence, Milton, Thomas Miller, Judge of the County of Halton, aged 61 years.

    3. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), July 22, 1857.
      In Berlin, on the 15th inst., at the residence of the Bride's mother, by the Rev. M. Booner, of Trinity Church, Galt, Thos. Miller, Esq., Barrister, and Clerk of the Peace for the County of Waterloo, to Edgeworth Victoria, youngest daughter of the late Captain Edgeworth Usher, of Chippewa, C.W.