Harvey M. Miller
Harvey M. Miller, native of Elizabethville, son of James Miller, who was for fifty-one years secretary and treasurer of the Lykens Valley Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the oldest corporation in the valley. Spent fifteen years as a rate clerk for various trunk lines of some of the larger railroad centers of the East. He has contributed at various time to popular magazines, mostly humorous verse. Author of three Pennsylvania German books of prose and poetry and contributed under the nom de plume “Solly Hulsbuck” to more than twenty weekly newspapers published in dialect-speaking counties of the state. Declared by Prof. Richards before the German Society of Johns Hopkins University to be the most prolific dialect writer in Pennsylvania. Author of Harmonies of the Heart, a book of sentimental verse, and of Poems of Childhood, which was revised by Prof. H. G. Dornheim in a thesis delivered at a literary function at Temple University and declared to be the equal of Stevenson’s Child’s Garden of Verses.
Mr. Miller was one of the organizers of Elizabethville‘s Board of Trade and served it as secretary, when he also helped to organize the Valley Shoe Company. He was also instrumental in organizing the Bolton Rug Mills. Both are among the town’s substantial industries. In the general insurance business for some years, was a member of the building committee for the erection of the fine new office building of the Lykens Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and on the death of his father in 1920 succeeded him as secretary and treasurer of the company.
From: “Who’s Who in Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,” Lykens-Williams Valley History-Directory and Pictorial Review, by J. Allen Barrett, published in 1922.
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