Alexandria in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Willoughby Dayton Miller
Willoughby Dayton Miller never forgot his Ohio roots. He visited his homestead often and in 1892, purchased the family farm in Alexandria, entrusting it to his nephew, O.A. Brooks. Recognized throughout the world for his research, he was offered and accepted the deanship of the University of Michigan College Dentistry in 1907. His family moved from Berlin to the United States and Miller spent the summer in Alexandria preparing for his deanship and playing golf on his farm. In late July, he suffered a fatal appendicitis. His death was a shock to the dental profession. He is buried in Alexandria at the Maple Grove Cemetery. In 1915, a memorial statue was placed at The Ohio State University, located today in the courtyard of the College of Dentistry. A second memorial was erected at the University of
Erected 2006 by the Columbus Dental Society, W.D. Miller Dental Society – Marc and Amy Lewis, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 5.391′ N, 82° 36.824′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Ohio Route 37) and Maple Drive (the library parking lot), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Alexandria Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Maple Drive, Alexandria OH 43001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers Alexander Devilbiss (within shouting distance of this marker); William Mears Dawes Gristmill (approx. ¼ mile away); Major General Charles Griffin (approx. 3.3 miles away); This Fraternity House (approx. 4.8 miles away); An Early Center of Education / Educating Young Women (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . .
1. W.D. (Willoughby Dayton) Miller. Page images from the most complete biography of Dr. W.D. Miller written during his life. (Submitted on November 11, 2006.)
2. The micro-organisms of the human mouth: The local and general diseases which are caused by them. Book by W.D. Miller on Amazon.com. (Submitted on November 11, 2006.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,125 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of his gravesite • Photos of his homestead • Photos of the statue at Ohio State University • Photos of the memorial at the University of Michigan • Can you help?