Cora Miller

20 December 1865–18 January 1924 (Age 58)
Limerick, Limerick Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cora

When Cora Miller was born on 20 December 1865, in Limerick, Limerick Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Addison Miller, was 37 and her mother, Lucinda Dismant, was 32. She married Andrew Heyser Detwiler on 22 September 1885. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Trappe, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 January 1924, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Heyser Detwiler
Cora Miller
Marriage: 22 September 1885
Elsie A. Detwiler
Edgar Leroy Detwiler
Florence Detweiler
Gertrude Detwiler
Norma Detwiler
Carl Miller Detwiler
Grace Detwiler
Robert Detwiler

Spouse and Children

22 September 1885


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 12

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Cora M Detwiler in household of A Heysen Detwiler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cora Detwiler in household of A Heyset Detwiler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cora Detwiler in household of A Heyser Detwiler, "United States Census, 1910"

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