Anna Drew

1856–Female
Pompton Twp, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Drew was born in 1856, in Pompton Twp, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, her father, David Drew, was 20 and her mother, Sarah, was 24. She married Lewis W. Miller on 5 April 1873, in Bloomingdale, Passaic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Boonton, Morris, New Jersey, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Lewis W. Miller
1853–1892
Anna Drew
1856–
Marriage: 5 April 1873
Norman Miller
1873–
Mabel Miller
1876–1880
Bertha Miller
1878–1946
Leonard Miller
1889–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1873
Bloomingdale, Passaic, New Jersey, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1861

Age 5

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of Andrew .2 English (Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog ‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century.3 English (of Norman origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’, but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annie Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Miller in household of Lewis W Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Annie Drew in entry for Leonard Miller, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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