Dock Miller

Male27 February 1884–30 December 1976

Brief Life History of Dock

When Dock Miller was born on 27 February 1884, in Texas, United States, his father, William Henry Miller, was 29 and his mother, Julia Ann Miller, was 17. He married Laura Powell on 24 December 1902, in San Augustine, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, San Augustine, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 7, Sabine, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 30 December 1976, in Jasper, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Brookeland, Sabine, Texas, United States.

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Dock Miller
Laura Powell
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Homer Miller
Hessie Miller
Ivie Beatrice Miller
Elton Miller

Sources (10)

  • D Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dock Miller, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Dock Miller, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1902San Augustine, Texas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 10

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 24

    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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