Margaret S Miller

17 October 1860–7 January 1952 (Age 91)
Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret S

When Margaret S Miller was born on 17 October 1860, in Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, her father, Phineas Janney Miller, was 27 and her mother, Caroline E Dray, was 25. She married Edgar Seymour Cheaney on 26 July 1888, in Menard, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 January 1952, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Edgar Seymour Cheaney
Margaret S Miller
Marriage: 26 July 1888
Edgar Miller Cheaney
Caroline D Cheaney
Herbert Houghton Cheaney
James William Cheaney
Francis Gale Cheaney

Spouse and Children

26 July 1888
Menard, Illinois, United States


    Edgar Miller Cheaney



    Herbert Houghton Cheaney



    Francis Gale Cheaney


Parents and Siblings

    Phineas Janney Miller


    Caroline E Dray




    Fanny J Miller


    Louis Miller



    Harry H Miller


    Edward J Miller


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 25

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, 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. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier , Dumoulin , Demoulins, and Moulin ; German Mueller ; Dutch Molenaar ; Italian Molinaro ; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar , etc.2 Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ( see Mueller ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret S Cheaney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret S Cheaney in household of E S Cheaney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margeret Cheaney in household of Edgar Cheaney, "United States Census, 1900"

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