William Jefferson Miller

20 July 1871–19 December 1944 (Age 73)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Jefferson

When William Jefferson Miller was born on 20 July 1871, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, William Harvey Miller, was 39 and his mother, Sarah S. Sage, was 37. He married Rosa Mae Vaught on 8 May 1895, in Grayson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 December 1944, in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States.

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William Jefferson Miller
Rosa Mae Vaught
Marriage: 8 May 1895
William Freel Miller
Sena Melissa Miller
Lelia Bertha Miller
Lelia B Miller
James Kyle Miller

Spouse and Children

8 May 1895
Grayson, Virginia, United States




    Lelia Bertha Miller


    Lelia B Miller


    James Kyle Miller


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 23

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, 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. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier , Dumoulin , Demoulins, and Moulin ; German Mueller ; Dutch Molenaar ; Italian Molinaro ; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar , etc.2 Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ( see Mueller ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jeff Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W Jefferson Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William J Miller, "United States Census, 1910"

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