Gladys Ethelyn Miller

Female14 August 1891–24 November 1954

Brief Life History of Gladys Ethelyn

When Gladys Ethelyn Miller was born on 14 August 1891, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Harvey Asariah Miller, was 29 and her mother, Ruth Olive Murray, was 25. She married Albert Leroy Poorman in 1910. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Elk, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1930 and Elk Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 24 November 1954, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Elk Cemetery, Elk, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Albert Leroy Poorman
Gladys Ethelyn Miller
Marriage: 1910
Alice Lorena Poorman
Albert Lenard Poorman
Leon Ross Poorman
Naomi Ruth Poorman

Sources (16)

  • Gladys Payne in household of John Payne, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gladys Miller in entry for Albert L Poorman and Belle L Jones, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Gladys E Payne in household of John J Payne, "United States Census, 1940"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historic Boundaries 1892: Spokane, Washington, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 17

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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