John Tuttle Miller (1921-2012) oral history

Track 1:
Miller, John Tuttle, 1921-2012
, Interviewee
Adler, Rhea Saul, 1906-1990
, Interviewer
Media Type:
Item Type:
Interviewee: John Tuttle Miller
Interviewer: Rhea Adler
Date of interview: Winter, 1977

Early memories of Wilmette - Death of father 1929 - Laurel, Stolp, New Trier schooling Pony, Sunshine...Cart and sleigh, Delivery service for Consumer's Grocery Store, Grandfather moved in from farm in Iowa in 1929 Northwestern athletic field before Dyche Stadium - Fire in bleachers, Built barn for pony from lumber salvaged from fire Mother establishes Sunshine Corner after refresher course at National College of Education Manual training course from Lester, Pete Ball, Treasure chest Grinnell College - Marine Corps - First child was walking when he first came home - Back to Wilmette 1945 Buys a home from Robert M. Johnston (Johnston Brothers Real Estate) Blacksmith shop where Janaes Laundry is, Had pony sharp-shod there for ice shoes red hot iron pounded into pony hooves Building of Bahai Temple from tar paper covered foundation to present - Beauty of building and gardens Sports in school, Tenure of teachers longer then, More women than men, Pete Ball, Square dancing, East side/West side, Schools combined at junior high level help to break down barrier Marine Corps volunteer - finished Grinnell College Parris Island, N.C. for boot camp - Officer's training at Quantico, Va. , 2nd Lieutenant Commission - Marriage --Millers met at Grinnell. She a minister's daughter from Iowa Dated for three years prior to marriage - Then moved to Duneden, Florida - Assigned to amphibian/tractor battalion. Sent to California then to Guadacanal, Okinawa, Guam. Preparation to invade Japan. U.S. bombs Japan - Return to San Francisco via LST, relaxed, Home for Christmas to wife and daughter Jobs - Discussion of advertising field. Children, grandchildren History of Wilmette Presbyterian Church - Early church-Fire Florist-Sunday traffic - Electric cars - Gasoline cars Depression - Brick streets - WPA Wilmette Beach a fun place - Discussion of beach in 1930 s - Sand and water clear- No alewives -Toonerville trolley along Central Street, Evanston to forest preserve New Trier West/East, Locust, Highcrest Schools attended by children of Millers -Discussion of early No Man's Land-and its development
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
R 977.31 MI
Language of Item:
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
Copyright Holder:
Wilmette Public Library
Copyright Holder Contact Information:
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Recommended Citation:
Miller, John Tuttle, and Rhea Saul Adler. John T. Miller. Wilmette, Ill: Wilmette Public Library District, 1977.
Wilmette Public Library
WWW address:
Agency street/mail address:
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930
John Tuttle Miller (1921-2012) oral history
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit