Individual Record 237

Name}   Miller, Harold Alexander (Hal) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  10 Aug 1923 Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Exa   6 Jun 1947 Place} District of Columbia     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 13 Aug 2014 Place} New Jersey Veterans Home, Edison, Middlesex, New Jersey
Burial: Date} Aft 13 Aug 2014 Place} Brig Gen Wm C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
            Wrightstown, Burlington, NJ
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   50 = Family notes
Source 2} 217 = Interview
Source 3} 1517=Genealogy
Source 4} 983 = 1930 USA cen
Source 5} 1344=1940 USA cen
Source 6} 2053=City directory
Source 7} 865 = Military rec
Source 8} 2044=Marriage rec
Source 9} 274 = Newspaper
Source 10}2043=Records index
Source 11}275 = Letter
Source 12}554 = Letter
Source 13}704 = Letter
Source 14}1722=Obituary
Source 15}1983=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Hans Johansen Miller & Helen Sokolinski
   Relationship No.} 55
1st Household No.} 412 = Woodbridge Twp., Middlesex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Chemist
       Occupation 2} Attorney
  Religion/Church} Roman Catholic
Spouses:   Prime} Ballenger, Ella Louise (Grace)
   Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Harold Alexander Miller was born 10 Aug 1923 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey.  He was the first son of Hans Johansen Miller and Helen Sokolinski.
In the 1930 U.S. census, Harold, 6, was living with his parents on Maxwell Avenue in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey.  The Perth Amboy City Directory lists them at this address from 1927 through 1930.  They owned their home with a mortgage.  His father Hans was a chemist with the vaseline factory.  In 1931 through 1935, the Perth Amboy City Directory lists them at 218 Gordon, Perth Amboy, which is the house his mother Helen lived in as a teenager.

Harold's younger brother John Arthur was born in Jul 1933.  The family reports that his mother Helen was a school teacher; and father Hans was a chemist, and then Superintendent at the Chesebrough Mfg. Co, a vasaline manufacturer.  By 1935 the family was living at 159 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy.

In the 1940 U.S.census, Harold was living with his family at 159 Kearny Ave,, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey.  They owned their house with a value of $11,000.  His father Hans was a chemist at the vaseline works.  The children were Harold, 16, who had completed 3 years of high school, and John A., 6, who had completed one year of school.

Harold enlisted in the Corps of Engineers in the U.S. Army on 11 Apr 1943 at Fort Devins, Massachusetts.  His enlistment record reports that he had had two years of college and was skilled in the production of bakery products.  The Perth Amboy City Directory lists Harold living at the family residence, 159 Kearny Avenue in 1942, then as a military resident in 1945, and back as a student in 1947.

Harold Alexander Miller, 23, married Ella Louise Thomas (nee Ballenger), 25, on 6 Jun 1947 in the District of Columbia, Washington.  In 1959, the Perth Amboy City Directory lists him as a purchasing agent living with his wife Ella B. at 47 Lewis Street, Perth Amboy.  His obituary states that he served in the Korean War which began in mid-1950.

Harold was a member of the Raritan Yacht Club, and numerous newspaper articles record his success and near success in races.  He practiced law for over 25 years, finally slowing down and retiring in 2012.  His wife of 42 years died 24 Jul 1989 and is buried in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Harold passed away Wednesday, 13 Aug at the New Jersey Veterans Home, Edison, Middlesex, New Jersey.  He is buried in the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery Wrightstown, Burlington, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Harald A. Miller
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Harold A. Miller
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor of Science     or Top 2 Degrees} Juris Doctor
Military: Service} Army                                  for the State of} United States
Health Condition} Cancer
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 31 Jul  2018
Date Created}   29 Aug 1993
Copyright © 2018 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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