FAMILIES - MILLER
Lewis. A. Miller - a.k.a. "L. A." Miller
Diaries - Excerpts
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LINKS to excerpts...
01. 1910 Diary
02. 1911 Diary
03. 1912 (n/a)
04. 1913 Diary
05. 1914 Diary
06. 1915 Diary
07. 1916 Diary
08. 1917 Diary
09. 1918 Diary
10. 1919 Diary
11. 1920 Diary
12. 1921 Diary
13. 1922 Diary
14. 1923 Diary
15. 1924 Diary
16. 1925 Diary
17. 1926 Diary
18. 1927 Diary
19. 1928 Diary
20. 1929 Diary
21. 1930 Diary
22. 1931 Diary
23. 1932 Diary
24. 1933 Diary
25. 1934 (n/a)
26. 1935 Diary
27. 1936 Diary
28. 1937 Diary
Initially, 26 diaries were donated.
(Diaries for the years 1912 and 1934 were missing.)
AFTER the initial donation,
three more diaries were contributed.
TOPICS addressed in excerpts:
The rest of the content on this page provides background and/or extra information about selected topics addressed in Mr. L. A. Miller's diaries.
Currently, these expanded topics include:
Unknown to him at the time, Mr. Miller's March 25, 1913 journal entry (immediately below)
was a precursor to one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the Miami Valley ...
For a three day period (March 25-27, 1913),
8–11 inches of rain fell throughout the Great Miami River watershed,
on already saturated soil, resulting in more than 90 percent runoff
that caused area rivers and tributaries to overflow.
Webmaster Note: In the quotation at the left, Mr. Miller cites the height of waters in the "Talawanda." That stream is actually the Four Mile Creek, which begins in Preble County (Ohio), about halfway between Boston, Indiana and Eaton, Ohio. From that most northern point, the Four Mile Creek flows southward, passing just east of Oxford, Ohio. It continues southeastward, flowing about 1/4 mile south of Darrtown, and finally empties into the Great Miami River just north of the Hamilton City limits, at North "B" Street.
It seems likely that Mr. Miller,
and others throughout the Great Miami Valley,
anticipated that the rainfall would cease
by the second day, Wednesday, March 26.
As of June, 2015, we do not have any images from Darrtown that portray the infamous flood of 1913.
The following "1913 Flood" images
(found at the "We're from Hamilton, Ohio" Facebook page)
illustrate the extent of the flood damage in Hamilton, Ohio
- which is located about seven miles southeast of Darrtown.
In response to the news that the United States would engage troops in World War I, Mr. Miller wrote about the requirement that all men, between the ages of 21 & 31, register for the military draft. HIs note included this sentence:
"Our only son and living child is in his 31st year & therefore had to register."
A copy of the registration card for Ernest Miller, son of L. A. Miller, was found at Ancestry.com. The registration card confirms Ernest Miller's middle name as "Lee" and his date of birth as March 29, 1887.
The list that appears at the link below represents an attempt to summarize how the Darrtown baseball teams performed through the years.
At this time (February 2017), the earliest) source of information is the collection of personal diaries written by Darrtown resident, L.A. Miller, during the years 12910-1936.
Direct quotes regarding games and scores have been excerpted from the daily diaries of Mr. L.A. Miller – for the years that are listed. As more records are found, they will be added here.
While Mr. Miller's notes represent the best records that we possess, there are some limitations that need to be acknowledged: The records are anecdotal and they lack the credibility that is usually associated with printed newspaper accounts.
However, as previously noted, Mr. Miller’s accounts are the only known records of games played by Darrtown teams. And, should anyone suspect that Mr. Miller’s Darrtown connection might cause him to unfairly slant his recordings in favor of the home team, fear not! When L.A.Miller thinks that the local boys played poorly, he notes the sub-par performance with plain-spoken, sometimes caustic, language.
Currently, the reported seasons range from 1919 through 1922; more records will be added, as they become available.
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