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Joseph Bitter Millar1,2

M, #8871, b. 1 May 1885, d. 21 January 1958
Last Edited: 18 Jun 2020

Parents:

Father*: James Reid Millar cabinet maker1 b. 30 Jan 1852, d. 23 Mar 1933
Mother*: Jessie Johnstone1 b. 22 Jan 1857, d. 1924
  • Birth*: Joseph Bitter Millar was born on 1 May 1885 at 8 Risk Street, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • He was the son of James Reid Millar cabinet maker and Jessie Johnstone.1
  • Marriage*: Joseph Bitter Millar married Jane Wright on Monday, 11 November 1907 at Belfast, N Ireland, .2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Joseph Bitter Millar died on 21 January 1958 at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, , at age 72 Additional Source : burial record from Mountain View Cemetery , Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; giving dob and dod; Lethbridge Herald 21 Jan 1958 obit states "John B" died at home after a lengthy illness.2
  • Burial*: He was buried after 21 January 1958 at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, ; Mountain View Cemetery Plot: Block 4 Lot 13 Grave 4W; wife Jean Lawson Millar buried Plot: Block 8 Lot 11 Grave 2E.2,3
  • Emigration*: He emigrated in 1910 from Canada, .2
  • Military Service: Joseph Bitter Millar served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force say 1914 WWI ATTESTATION PAPERS
    Name:MILLAR, JOSEPH
    Regimental Number:736605
    Date of Birth: 01/05/1885
    Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6190 - 46
    Item Number: 185767
    Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
    Digitized service file - PDF format:
    Carpenter
    Father - J R Millar of Dumbarton, Scotland
    Living @ 912 11 St N Lethbridge, AB
    Height 5 foot 5 1/2 inches
    Complexion - Ruddy
    Hair - Dark brown
    Eyes - Blue.3
  • Military Service*: Joseph Bitter Millar served with the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada), CEF between 1914 and 1920 Served with the 43rd Battalion during WWI. Exact dates uncertain.
    Annotation on headstone recounts service. The 43rd was established November 1914 and disbanded 30 August 1920.2
  • Military Service: Joseph Bitter Millar served with the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada), CEF in June 1915 at Great Britain, , 43rd embarked for Britain on 1 June 1915.2
  • Military Service: Joseph Bitter Millar served with the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada), CEF on 22 February 1916 at France, , 43rd disembarked in France on 22 February 1916, where it fought as part of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.2
  • Military Service: Joseph Bitter Millar served with the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada), CEF on 6 March 1916 at Canada, , Initial enlistment paperwork given address as 912 11th St N, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Looks like he may have joined 43rd already in France at this time.
    Canadian Soldiers WWI; attested that he was carpenter by trade;
    born in Dumbarton, father Jas R Miller [Millar]; also stated previous
    military service was in garrison artillery for 6yrs.2
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Jane Wright died on 1 November 1955 at Alberta, Canada, .2

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of James Reid Millar cabinet maker and Jessie Johnstone in the 1891 census at 7 Knoxland Square, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, . Jospeh B Miller, son, 5, scholar, Dumbarton; Jas Reid Millar, head, 39, shipyard cabinet maker, b Culross; Jessie Miller, wife, 35, b Jedburgh.1
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of James Reid Millar cabinet maker and Jessie Johnstone in the 1901 census at 2 Park Street, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, . Joseph Millar, son, 15, labourer, Dumbarton; James R Millar, head, 49, cabinet Maker, Culross; Jessie Millar, wife, 41, Jedburgh.4
Head of Household1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Jane Wright in the 1911 census at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ; also in the household were Jessie Reid Johnstone Millar.2
Head of Household1 June 1921Joseph Bitter Millar and Jane Wright appeared on the census of 1 June 1921 at 961 12 St B South, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, , 1 Jun 1921 • 961 12 St B South, Ward E City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head; carpenter NOTE: recorded as MILLER - could be enumerator ; Joseph
Miller 36; Leonie [Jeanie] Miller 36; Jessie Miller 11; Norman Miller
8; Jean Miller 4; Lois Miller 1.2

Family:

Jane Wright b. 1885, d. 1 Nov 1955
  • Marriage*: Joseph Bitter Millar married Jane Wright on Monday, 11 November 1907 at Belfast, N Ireland, .2

Children:

Jessie Reid Johnstone Millar2 b. 7 Sep 1909, d. 1986
Norma Millar2 b. 25 Sep 1913, d. 1984
Jean Lawson Millar2 b. 29 Jun 1916, d. 2013
Lois Reid Millar+2 b. 17 Feb 1920, d. 22 Jan 1978

Citations

  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dumbarton; ED: 14; Page: 32; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1891_159; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Sept 2011]
  2. [S40] BB via Ancestry [Feb 2017].
  3. [S67] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com) Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2020), memorial page for Joseph Bitter Millar (1 May 1885–21 Jan 1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 99963721, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Bear Hugs (contributor 47810210) . [Jun 2020]
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dumbarton; ED: 18; Page: 12; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1901_169; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Sept 2011]