August H. Miller
Mr. Miller was born August 4, 1860, at Buffalo, and at the schools of that place received his early education. At the age of twelve years he left school and entered the employ of William Nicklis, Jr., a prominent tailor, there acting in the capacity of bundle boy. For this service he received $2.50 per week, but was soon promoted, and finally learned the trade, remaining seventeen years, and leaving this position as manager of the business. During this period he had acquired a thorough knowledge of the tailor business, and accordingly he went into business for himself, opening a shop at No. 35 Main Street.
In January, 1892, he went to New York City and took a position as cutter with James Barrett. After three years in this place he returned to Buffalo and entered into partnership with George W. Patridge, opening a tailor shop at No. 60 Main Street, where he is located at the present time.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.