Theodore Hathaway Miller

Secretary's second report By Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1904

The following August after graduation, I accepted a position with the New Amsterdam Casualty Co., of New York, which position I held for eight months. I then entered the employ of the banking and stock brokerage house of Strong, Sturgis & Co., at 30 Broad St., New York. After remaining there for several weeks, I entered the employ of the banking and stock brokerage house of E. Rollins Morse & Bro., at 100 Broadway, New York. I remained with this house until its dissolution, then went with the new house of Wilmerding, Morgan & Livermore, which grew out of the dissolved house of E. Rollins Morse & Bro. I remained with this house until November 1, 1907, when I gave up my position as Assistant Cashier to take a six months automobile trip from my home in Massachusetts to the end of Florida and back.

After a pleasant six months trip through the South, I returned to resume the duties of Assistant Cashier in the stock exchange house of Wilmerding, Morgan & Livermore, and remained there until May 20, 1909, when I gave up my position to go to Taylorsville, N. C, to assume the duties of Secretary and Treasurer of the Taylorsville Cotton Mill Co., a new plant, manufacturing a high grade hosiery yarn.

Married Sarah Brunner Viele, daughter of Charles Gray Viele and Annie Brunner Viele, January 1, 1910, at Taylorsville, N. C. Present residence: Taylorsville, N. C.

Theodore Miller owned several textile mills in Taylorsville in the 1910's and 1920's.

Division of Mineral Resources, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905)


On Lower Little river there are several grist mills and one small cotton factory three miles south of Taylorsville. The TAYLORSVILLE COTTON MILL with 700 spindles and 24 looms operated by thirty horsepower available all the year round. The dam is nine feet high and 200 feet long and the fall 13 feet. There is also a saw mill operated by this power along with the cotton mill. Both above and below this cotton factory are a number of small powers on which are located grist and saw mills. On both Middle and Upper Little rivers are a number of grist and saw mills and undeveloped sites suitable for the same. These streams can probably hardly be depended on for one horsepower per foot fall in dry seasons at their mouths .


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