57. Cortez D.3 MILLER (Samuel2, William Sr.1) (#623) was born in Angola, Stuben Co.,, IN 7 JUL 1867.(38) Cortez died 25 NOV 1940 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN, at age 73. His body was interred 28 NOV 1940 in CircleHill Cem, Angola IN..

He married three times. He married Cora Etta LEAS 17 OCT 1888 in Steuben Co., OH. (Cora Etta LEAS is #7098.) He married Pauline B. WESNER 5 DEC 1898 in Allen Co., IN. (Pauline B. WESNER is #2805.) Pauline was born 11 JUL 1876 in Berks Co., PA. Pauline was the daughter of Peter F. WESNER and Rachael R. (?) WESNER. Pauline died date unknown at age unknown. 1907 Ft.Wayne Gazette list a birthday party for a Marcellus Miller who was 6 yrs old and it was sponsored by his mother Mrs Cort. Miller listed under Angola New and it list his birthday as May 29th.

1920 Census she is living in Boston Ward 8, Suffolk Co., MA with son Marcellus age 18.

He married Laura B. SEARS 23 NOV 1910 in Allen, Co., IN. (Laura B. SEARS is #2807.) Laura was born 1888 in IN. (Additional notes for Laura B. SEARS(39)) Laura died JAN 1980 in Montgomery Co., OH, at age 91. maiden name was derived from her sons Walter death certificate, though I have seen the middle initial as H.

When Cortez was age 23 and Cora Etta LEAS was age unknown they became the parents of Kenneth Leas MILLER 14 OCT 1890 in Steuben Co., IN. When Cortez was age 31 and Pauline B. WESNER was age 22 they became the parents of Marcellus Cortez MILLER 23 MAY 1899 in Decatur, IN. When Cortez was age 44 and Laura B. SEARS was age 23 they became the parents of Walter Samuel MILLER 3 FEB 1912 in Angola, Stuben Co., IN. From the Stuben Republican Nov. 27, 1940 page 1 (Angola IN.) Cort Miller dies at Ft. Wayne Home Cort Miller, aged 73, former Angola Resident, died at his home 1916 S.Clinton St., Ft.Wayne, about 11:30 monday morning. Although Mr. Miller had lately had some trouble with his heart, death came suddenly. Mr. Miller was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Miller of Angola, and at one time operated a furniture business here. He left Angola about twenty-five years ago to travel for the Murphy Chair Co. After residing for a time in Mansfield, OH. he moved to Ft. Wayne, where he has since made his home. At the time of his death, he was still actively employed by the Murphy Co. Note: he also lived in Findlay, OH for a number of years. Surviors include the widow and one son, and two sons by previous marriages. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Weicht funeral home with Dr. John Humphreys in charge. Burial will be in Circle hill. Cortez D. Miller and wife Pauline shows up in the 1900 census Pleasant twp. at 244 W. (?) st. -1 The son of this marriage may have been named Marcellus Cortez Miller bn 23 May 1899 or 29 May 1901? Cortez & wife Laura w/son Walter shows up in the Richland Co., OH 1920 Census, and in Hancock Co., OH in 1930 Also find a marriage record for 17 OCT 1888 in Steuben co., IN to a Cora Etta Leas, to which I believe he had a son named Cortez

Cortez D. MILLER and Cora Etta LEAS had the following child:

child + 143 i. Kenneth Leas4 MILLER was born 14 OCT 1890.

Cortez D. MILLER and Pauline B. WESNER had the following child:

child 144 ii. Marcellus Cortez MILLER(40) (#2806) was born in Decatur, IN 23 MAY 1899. Marcellus died 16 OCT 1954 in Boston, MA, at age 55. He married Margaret DRAKE 23 NOV 1935 in Rochester Co., NH. (Margaret DRAKE is #13010.) I have found him with Pauline in the 1920 Boston, MA Census. He is listed as Son, and was working as a clerk in a drug store.

Name: Marcellus Cortez Miller Serial Number: 142-98-94 Race: W RESIDENCE: 144 Carpenter Reserve Division, Mansfield, O. Enlistment Division: United States Navy Enlistment Location: Recruiting Station Cleveland, O. Enlistment Date: 28 Dec 1917 Birth Place: Decatur, Ind. Birth Date / Age: 23 May 1899 Assigns Comment: Home Awaiting Orders to 8 March 1918; Naval Training Station Newport RI to 14 June 1918; Receiving Ship Boston Mass to 10 July 1918; United States Ship Aztec to 21 Sept 1918; Naval Port Guard Boston Mass to 11 Nov 1918. AS 168 days; Seaman, Second Class 150 days. Ordinary Discharge 18 Dec 1918. Demobilization Navy Yard Boston Mass. Seaman, Second Class Volume #: 21

Arrival: 21 Oct 1928 - New York, New York from Cuba on the ship Calamares, not sure what this trip was about?

He attended high school in Mansfield, OH

He was employed by Hershey Chocolate Co. during the war.

Height was 6'-2"

During the 1940 Boston MA Census his wife's name was Hilda?

Cortez D. MILLER and Laura B. SEARS had the following child:

child + 145 iii. Walter Samuel MILLER was born 3 FEB 1912.

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