Catherine Lydia Barnes

14 October 1870–4 June 1957 (Age 86)
LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine Lydia

When Catherine Lydia Barnes was born on 14 October 1870, in LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Hyder Pitt Barnes, was 22 and her mother, Maria Louisa Harritt, was 19. She married Charles Ellsworth Miller on 27 December 1892, in Seward, Seward, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pleasant Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Washington Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 4 June 1957, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Agency Cemetery, Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Ellsworth Miller
Catherine Lydia Barnes
Marriage: 27 December 1892
Vern Wilson Miller
Glen Alexander Miller
Ora Mae Miller
Ray Vergil Miller
Cleo Noah Miller
Cleveland Miller
Ned Clarence Miller
Helen Alice Miller
James Edwin Miller
Teddy Loren Miller
Rex Arthur Miller

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World Events (8)

Age 1
In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 2
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition
Age 23
Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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  • Kate Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kate Miller in household of Charlie E Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kate Miller in household of Charles Miller, "United States Census, 1900"

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