Elizabeth Hannah Miller

10 April 1848–23 June 1920 (Age 72)
Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Hannah

When Elizabeth Hannah Miller was born on 10 April 1848, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, John Miller, was 28 and her mother, Janet Crooks, was 26. She married Alexander Kennedy Thornton in 1867, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 23 June 1920, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Kennedy Thornton
Elizabeth Hannah Miller
Marriage: 1867
Alexander K Thornton
John Miller Thornton
William Thornton
Mary Jane Thornton
Ellen Thornton
Jeanette Thornton
Elizabeth Thornton
Sadie Thornton
Fern Thornton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1867American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 19
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Elizabeth Miller

    Most of our pioneer stories begin with the struggles of parent to get her families to Utah, or of with young people who walked the entire distance, but this pioneer story begins with a little 2 y …

    Sources (25)

    • Elizabeth Thornton in household of Alexander K Thornton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elizabeth Miller in entry for Ellen Thornton Binns, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Thornton in household of Alex K Thornton, "United States Census, 1910"

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