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Morris Miller came to Chicago from Berezovka, Russia, (now Ukraine) about 1903. The family name in Russia was Milnor. He was married to Ida Seidman and had two sons, Edward (Isaac) and Louis when he left Russia. Two daughters, Anne and Shirley, were born in Chicago. Morris's father, Reuven, and mother joined them in Chicago briefly, then went to Palestine, returned to Chicago, then returned to Palestine where they died and are buried. Morris had a younger brother (name unknown) who lived in Chicago and helped Morris and family get settled when they arrived. Morris eventually started a small dress manufacturing business under the name M. Miller and Sons. Edward was the "inside" man and Louis was the salesman. About 1943, Louis moved to Los Angeles where he worked ass a salesman into his seventies and died in Los Angeles in 1992. Louis was married briefly.

Edward married Jeanette Goldberg in 1926 and had two children, Charlene (1927) and Robert (1930). Morris's health was weakened in the late 1930's and he was less active in the business until he moved to Los Angeles in 1947, to be joined by Anne and Shirley in 1948. He died there in 1957, as did Ida a few years later. Jeanette, called Jan, joined Edward in the business, which he renamed Jan Miller Originals. A few years later the acquired a alrger dress business upon the death of its owner. They closed the business at the end of 1954 as dress manufacturing declined in Chicago. He and Jan worked for others in several jobs be moving to North Miami Beach , Florida, in about 1965. Edward remained active until he died in 1991. Jan also Lived independently until 1995, when disabled by several falls, she entered a nursing home in West Palm Beach,, where she died in 1998.