Phineas Timothy Miller

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Phineas Timothy Miller (May 3, 1810 – February 21, 1850) Was an American physician and a founding member of Yale's Skull and Bones Society.[1]

Early life[edit]

Phineas Timothy Miller, son of Samuel and Mary (Gilbert) Miller, of Middletown, Connecticut, was born on 3 May 1810.

[clarification needed]e in 135, And along with notable classmates such as Alphonso Taft, he helped to found Skull and Bones in 1832.

In 1841 he was made the Director of the New Haven Hospital.

He continued to practice his profession as a physician until 1849, with the exception of a short time spent operating an apothecary in New York City.

In January, 1849, he sailed from this city in the schooner Montague with a company bound for California. While in the mining region he was seized with chronic dysentery, and after being much enfeebled he embarked for home on the ship Clarissa Perkins. He died on shipboard, on February 21, 1850, in his 40th year, and was buried at sea.


He married, in Rocky Hill parish, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, on August 31, 1836, Elvira, daughter of Henry and Anna (Butler) Whitmore, who survived him. Their children were three daughters and a son. The son and one daughter died in infancy.


  1. ^ Millegan, Kris (2003). "The Skeleton Crew". Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society. Walterville, OR: Trine Day. pp. 597–690. ISBN 0-9720207-2-1.  "This list is compiled from material from the Order of Skull and Bones membership books at Sterling Library, Yale University and other public records. The latest books available are the 1971 Living members and the 1973 Deceased Members books. The last year the members were published in the Yale Banner is 1969."