Rhoda Elizabeth Lowe

Brief Life History of Rhoda Elizabeth

When Rhoda Elizabeth Lowe was born on 23 October 1867, in Parke, Indiana, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Lowe, was 32 and her mother, Zarilda Ann Farr, was 31. She married Jacob Denman Miller on 15 October 1893, in Parke, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Azusa, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 December 1947, in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jacob Denman Miller
Rhoda Elizabeth Lowe
Marriage: 15 October 1893
Leatha May Miller
Freeman Miller
Ovid C Miller
Harry Miller
Margaret E Miller

Sources (23)

  • Elizabeth Miller in household of Jacob Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rhoda Elizabeth Miller, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Lizzie R Lowe, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Charles Dougherty BIRTH 27 Dec 1805 Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA DEATH 13 Nov 1879 (aged 73) Azusa, Los Angeles County, California, USA BURIAL Oakdale Memorial Park Glendora, Los Angeles County, California, USA MEMORIAL ID 19161570 · View Source

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Low .

German (Löwe) and Danish (Løwe): from Middle High German lēwe, löuwe ‘lion’, hence a nickname for a brave or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion. It is also found in Sweden. Compare Loewe 1, Lau , Lave , and Lurvey .

Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): artificial name from German Löwe ‘lion’.

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

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