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Emlen Hare Miller
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1883 to 1906

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(born Mar-29-1859, died Jan-03-1941, 81 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Steinitz vs E H Miller 1-0181883Casual gameC28 Vienna Game
2. E H Miller vs N J Roughton  0-14819066th Anglo-American universities cable mC57 Two Knights
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  Tabanus: He was born 30 March 1859 according to Find a Grave, b. "April 1859" according to death certificate, b. "Feb 1859" according to 1900 census.

1860 census Newtown, Delaware, Pennsylvania: E. Spencer Miller, 42, Atty At Law, Anna H., 27, Samuel M., 5, Elizabeth H., 3, Emlen Hare, 1

<Miller, Emlen Hare, lawyer, son of Elihu Spencer and Anna Emlen (Hare) Miller, was born in Philadelphia, March 29, 1859. He entered the Department of Arts in 1875 and was graduated A. B. in 1879. After graduation he was for a time private secretary to the Right Reverend William Hobart Hare (Class of 1858) bishop of Niabara. Subsequently he returned to Philadelphia, became a teacher and a journalist and later ...> (the rest of the text requires payment) ("The Class of 1879 of the University of Pennsylvania" (printed 1899))

1905: <The players of the University of Philadelphia today won the seventh annual tournament of the triangular college chess league ... E. H. Miller of Pennsylvania was playing J. F. Darling of Cornell on the last board, and, when it seemed the game must end in a draw, and cause a tie for first honors between Pennsylvania and Brown, Miller made a brilliant move. He sacrificed a knight for two pawns, and brought his best pieces into active play, enabling him finally to win the game, after 43 moves and to place Pennsylvania in front.> (Boston Herald, 31 Dec 1905, p. 6)

1908: <A trio of University of Pennsylvania's best chess players will visit England and take part in a match with the representatives of Oxford and Cambridge. The party will consist of William H. Hughes, champion of the university and formerly champlon of the State of Pennsylvania; Norman T. Whitaker, champion of the Philadelphia High School and a freshman at the university, and <Emlen Hare Miller>, a former graduate, and now taking a special course there.
Hughes has taken part twice in the international cable matches and Miller once. Arrangements have been made with the Oxford Chess Club to play twenty-seven games, each American playing all the members of the opposing team three times. Cambridge will be asked to assist Oxford in representing England.
Before the University of Pennsylvania team sails Walter Penn Shipley, referee of the recent intercollegiate cable match with Oxford and Cambridge, will submit his final report and adjudication of the difficult position adjourned between H. Blumberg, of Columbta, and H. Lob, of Oxford, at the fourth board. A draw will give the victory to America and assure return of the Rice trophy.>
(Brooklyn Standard Union, 8 July 1908, p. 6)

1908: <We are in receipt of an interesting letter, dated Oxford, July 30, from Norman T. Whitaker, which conveys the welcome news that the University Chess Team was sure of victory over the Oxford University in the chess match. ... When the letter was written the following score had been made by the Americans: N. T. Whitaker, won 6. W. H. Hughes, won 3 lost 1. E. H. Miller, won 1/2, løst 31/2> (Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 Aug 1908>

1909: <Norman T. Whitaker and Emlen Hare Miller, two of the strongest chess players of the University of Pennsylvania, sailed September 11, on the Kaiser Augusta Victoria, for Bremen. There they expect to be joined by Count K. F. Wasilowski, of Warsaw and William H. Hughes and also two students of the University of Pennsylvania and play with teams representing the University of Munich, and likely with teams representing Oxford and Cambridge.> (Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 Sept 1909)

1913: <Norman T. Whitaker, who recently finished high up in an international tournament of chess masters, yesterday won a verdict of S358 against Emlen H. Miller, another chess enthusiast, in an action tried before President Judge Bregy in Common Pleas Court No. 1. Whitaker said he was retained in 1908 by the defendant to look after these matches, and that Miller agreed to finance any tournament arranged between the University of Pennsylvania Chess Club and similar organizations in either England, France, Germany or Switzerland. The plaintiff also said that his expenses in arranging and playing in the matches were to be paid by Miller. The defendant, however, had difficulty in raising the necessary funds and the proposed tournaments, through no fault of Whitaker's, were postponed from the summer of 1909 to the following year. Whitaker said that during all the summer of 1909 he held himself in readiness to proceed to Europe at a word from the defendant, and in consequence feared to take any employment. He submitted many items of damage, totaling over S5000.> (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10 April 1913)

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  Tabanus: Cont.:

1914: <Emlen Hare Miller, who recently identified a body found in Pike river at Kenosha, Wis., as his brother, Selden Miller, declared last night that he had been mistaken in his identification. Selden Miller's former physician and dentist, after an examination of the body, also stated that it was not that of the young musician. In a statement Emlen Miller said: "The story that Selden Miller came to his death in the waters of the Pike river in the outskirts of Kenosha, Wis., a number of days ago, has proved to be a mistake; and Dr. Alfred Reginald Allen and Dr. J. Clarence Salvas, Selden Miller's physician and dentist, upon a thorough examination, have pronounced the body certainly not his." Young Miller has been missing for nearly a year, and members of his family have conducted a search for him which has extended throughout the country and parts of Europe. The search will be continued.> (Duluth Herald, 29 Oct 1914, p. 4)

1917: <Frank J. Marshall, the American chess champion, made a world's record in simultaneous play at the Curtis Building on Tuesday afternoon and evening, December 26. The exhibition was arranged by David A. Mitchell, of this city, who deserves great credit for the able manner in which the event was handled. Marshall played 129 games, winning 97, drawing 23 and losing to nine opponents. The nine winners were as follows: William Scheufele, Ralph R. Yonker, <E. H. Miller>, Fred E. Godfrey, E. R. Meves, Hugh Roberts, George W. Rittenhouse, George Hafner and John A. Gillespie.> (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 Jan 1917)

1941: Emlen Miller, Attorney of Law, Single, d. 1/3/41 at 11:45 pm in Philadelphia General Hospital. Father: E. Spencer Miller, Mother: Anna. Burial: Jan 6. Informant: E. Spencer Miller (a brother b. 1862 who died later in 1941) (Pennsylvania Death Certificates)

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  Phony Benoni: Would this not be the games of two different people? Miler was in his mid-40s when the intercollegiate games were played in 1905-1906, so it seems hardly likely he would be eligible. His son, perhaps?
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  MissScarlett: No, the same. Emlen was an early mature student.
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  Phony Benoni: Thanks. Just seemed unusual.

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