Haley Mahala Miller

Female20 February 1866–11 July 1955

Brief Life History of Haley Mahala

When Haley Mahala Miller was born on 20 February 1866, in Bell, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joshua Miller, was 25 and her mother, Rosanna Davis, was 23. She married Comodor C. "Chancy" Benson in 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 11 July 1955, in Canton, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Longdale Cemetery, Longdale, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Benson
Haley Mahala Miller
Marriage: 15 September 1886
William L. Benson
C Benson
Orvil Benson
Harlen David Benson
Bennie Benson
Mae Mary Benson

Sources (13)

  • Haley Miller in household of Joshua Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Haley Benson - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Haley Benson
  • Mahala Miller, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1886Monroe, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


    Age 23

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 26

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.

    South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.

    Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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