Elvira M. Millard

1839–1899 (Age 59)
Town Hill, Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elvira M.

When Elvira M. Millard was born on 17 January 1839, in Town Hill, Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles T Millard, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Dodson, was 29. She married Herman Allen Gorham on 18 February 1857, in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Lincoln Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died after 1899, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Elvira M. Millard
1839–1899
Herman Allen Gorham
1833–1904
Marriage: 18 February 1857
Leila Frances Gorham
1859–
Mary E Goram
1862–
Charles Goram
1865–
Carry E Goram
1868–
May Lilia GORHAM
1880–
Lillian May Gorham
1882–

Spouse & Children

  • Female1839–1899Female

  • Herman Allen Gorham

    Male1833–1904Male

MARRIAGE
18 February 1857
Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

  • Leila Frances Gorham

    Female1859–Female

  • Mary E Goram

    Female1862–Female

  • Charles Goram

    Male1865–Male

  • Carry E Goram

    Female1868–Female

  • May Lilia GORHAM

    Female1880–Female

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and is open 22 hours per day . 
1857 · Oldest tobacco shop in the Country

Age 18

Iwan Ries and Company is one of the oldest family owned tobacco companies in North America and was originally owned by Edward Hoffman. Realizing that he could not run the company alone, Hoffman recruited his nephew, Iwan Ries to join him. The name of the Company changed from E. Hoffman and Co. when Edward Hoffman retired in 1898.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): variant of Millward .2 French (northern): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements mil ‘good’, ‘gracious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.3 Southern French: from a variant spelling of Occitan milhar ‘millet field’ (from mil ‘millet’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elvira M Gorham in household of Hinman A Gorham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elvira Goram in household of Herman A Goram, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alvera Millard in household of Charles Millard, "United States Census, 1850"

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