Mamie Miller

Brief Life History of Mamie

Mamie Miller was born on 25 July 1883, in Maysville, DeKalb, Missouri, United States as the daughter of Miller and Brown. She married Samuel Noble Shaffer in 1908, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Gooding, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Paul, Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 29 January 1977, in Toppenish, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Samuel Noble Shaffer
Mamie Miller
Marriage: 1908
Gordon William Shaffer
Elizabeth Shaffer
John Walter Shaffer

Sources (14)

  • Mayme Shaffer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mamie M Shaffer, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • Monic Milten in entry for Rex Hall and Elizabeth Shaffer, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1884: Yakima, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Yakima, Washington, United States


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

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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