Malissa Jane Milliner

about 1856–
Saline, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Malissa Jane

When Malissa Jane Milliner was born about 1856, in Saline, Arkansas, United States, her father, Joseph Lewis Milliner, was 32 and her mother, Nancy A. Lindsey, was 28. She lived in Dyer Township, Saline, Arkansas, United States in 1860.

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Joseph Lewis Milliner
Nancy A. Lindsey
Sarah E Milliner
Malissa Jane Milliner
Harrison L. Milliner
Hannah E. Milliner
Joseph L. Milliner

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 32

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: unexplained; probably a variant of Milner . The vocabulary word milliner ‘seller of women's hats’ (originally meaning ‘native of Milan’, hence ‘maker of fancy goods’, hence ‘hat maker’) is first recorded in the 16th century, probably too late to have given rise to a surname.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Melissa J Milliner in household of Nancy F Milliner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Milliner in household of Mary Milliner, "United States Census, 1860"

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