Earl Gregory Miller Sr.

16 June 1816–7 January 1902 (Age 85)
Delaware, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Earl Gregory

When Earl Gregory Miller Sr. was born on 16 June 1816, in Delaware, New York, United States, his father, James Miller, was 22 and his mother, Mary Sutton, was 25. He married Charity Jane Hawley on 20 June 1841, in Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Frenchtown Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Blaine Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 7 January 1902, in Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Clearwater, Antelope, Nebraska, United States.

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Earl Gregory Miller Sr.
Charity Jane Hawley
Marriage: 20 June 1841
Mary Esther Miller
Earl Gregory Miller Jr.
Issac L Miller
Martha Jane MILLER
Theda Ann Miller
Putnam G Miller
Polly L Miller
Seth Henry Miller
Burton James Miller

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  • Marriage
    20 June 1841Delaware, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 30
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Earl G Miller in entry for Mary Esther Choate, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Earl Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Earl G Miller in entry for Burton James Miller and Mary E White, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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