Woman of the Century/Emily Huntington Miller

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MILLER, Mrs. Emily Huntington, author and educator, born in Brooklyn, Conn., 22nd October, 1833. She received a liberal education and was graduated in Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. In 1860 she became the wife of John E. Miller. Of their children, three sons are living. Their only daughter died in infancy. Mr. Miller was a teacher for many years. He was the principal of the academy in Granville, Ill., and afterward professor of Greek and Latin in the Northwestern College, then located in Plainfield, Ill. He was always an earnest Sunday-school and Young Men's Christian Association worker. In connection with Alfred L. Sewell he published the "Little Corporal," which, after the great fire in Chicago, was merged with "St. Nicholas." Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved from Evanston, Ill., to St. Paul, Minn., where Mr. Miller died in 1882. Mrs. Miller had shown her literary ability in her school-days. While yet a mere girl, she published a number of sketches and stories, which attracted general attention. She has ever since been a constant and prolific contributor of sketches, short stories, serials, poems and miscellaneous articles to newspapers and magazines. She earned a reputation by her work on the "Little Corporal." She has riven much time and work to Sunday-school and missionary interests. She has been connected with the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle from its commencement, and has EMILY HUNTINGTON MILLER A woman of the century (page 516 crop).jpgEMILY HUNTINGTON MILLER. been president of the Chautauqua Woman's Club for four years. Recently she was elected president of the Woman's College of the Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., where she now resides. Her published literary work includes fifteen volumes, some of which have been republished in England, and all of which have found wide circles of readers. Her poetical productions are very numerous and excellent. Over a hundred of her poems have been set to music. Her life is full of activity along moral lines, and she still labors for good with all the earnestness and vigor of youth. In her varied career she has been equally successful as writer, educator, temperance-worker and journalist.