Sarah Eliza Miller

Female22 October 1837–18 March 1941

Brief Life History of Sarah Eliza

When Sarah Eliza Miller was born on 22 October 1837, in Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Philip Miller, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Reeves, was 29. She married John Robert Stephen on 19 May 1863, in Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881 and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. She died on 18 March 1941, in Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 103, and was buried in Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Robert Stephen
Sarah Eliza Miller
Marriage: 19 May 1863
Gertrude Eugenie Stephen
Frederick William Stephen
Charles Philip Stephens
Alexander Norman Stephen
Mary Elizabeth Stephens
Sidney John Stephen
Ralph Melborne Stephen

Sources (41)

  • Sarah Stephen in household of John Stephen, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Eliza Stephen, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"
  • Sarah E Stephen, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1863Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 32



    Age 34

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    1909 · First Canadian Flight

    Age 72

    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

    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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