Miller Family

Submitted by Rick Miller.

HOUSE

Oakey Miller's house on Rt. 2 in St. Marys was torn down in
the early 1970s when the "Hi Carpenter Bridge" was built.

Oakey S. Miller, the son of Robert and Mary (Dennis) Miller, was born in Archer's Fork, Ohio on January 29, 1898. He moved to West Virginia in 1914 and settled near Raven Rock, Pleasants County.

The wife of Oakey Miller was Ora Belle Barnhart, the daughter of Calvin and Nettie (Davis) Barnhart. They were married November 10, 1917 at the St. Marys Methodist Church. Their children were Violet Marie, Lora Edith, Charles Willard, Ralph Junior, Avery Elmo, Thelma Lucille and Mary Ann.

In 1944, the family moved from Raven Rock to St. Marys. Their Raven Rock home was torn down, as shown in photos below. They resided in St. Marys for more than 31 years before their home was lost to make way for the Hi Carpenter Bridge. At that time, they moved to 5th and Cherry Street.

Ora (Barnhart) Miller, born December 11, 1900, died in St. Marys on August 6, 1981. Oakey's death occurred March 18, 1990. They are buried at the Friendly Cemetery in Tyler County.

Avery & Ralph Miller
Avery Miller at Oakey Miller's, Jan 1947
Avery, Oakey & Willard Miller
Barnett Miller holding up Oakey Miller
Cars in front of Oakey Miller's, Rt. 2
Isaac & Talitha Barnhart sitting; Abraham & Emma Barnhart, standing
Looks like Oakey Miller holding the football
Lora Miller Shingleton with her children, Delno and Carolyn
Miller Family in front of Oakey Miller's house on Rt.2
Miller Family in front of Oakey Miller's on Rt. 2
Miller Family in front of Oakey Miller's on Rt. 2.
Miller Family on the porch, house on Rt. 2
Most of the Miller clan in front of Oakey Miller's
Oakey Miller feeding the hogs
Oakey Miller's house, tore down to put in new St. Marys Bridge
Ora Belle Barnhart Miller with Miller girls in front of house
Ralph Miller, 23 & Joan Miller, 18 - Aug 1950
Ralph Miller across the road from Oakey Miller's on Rt. 2
Ralph Miller & friends, military pic. 4
Ralph Miller & unknown boy with hogs, probably at Raven Rock
Ralph Miller in front of Oakey Miller's house on Rt. 2
Ralph, Avery & Willard Miller playing football across fro
Tearing down the old house at Raven Rock
Tearing down the old house at Raven Rock, early 1940s
Tearing down the old house at Raven Rock, early 1940s
Tearing down the old house at Raven Rock, early 1940s
Willard & Oakey Miller in front of house on Rt. 2, site of new bridge