Sophia Charlotte Miller

1839–4 January 1909 (Age 70)
Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Sophia Charlotte

When Sophia Charlotte Miller was born in 1839, in Fall River, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Philip Miller, was 41 and her mother, Lucy Reeves, was 31. She married William Henry Seccombe on 26 January 1865, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 4 January 1909, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Seccombe
1832–1887
Sophia Charlotte Miller
1839–1909
Marriage: 26 January 1865
Alfred Henry Seccombe
1866–1933
Matilda Sophia Seccombe
1868–1941
Frederick William Seccombe
1870–1947
William Carpenter Seccombe
1873–1972

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1865Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 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 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 9
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Millar
    Mueller
    Milner
    Millward
    McMiller

    Sources (39)

    • Elizabeth in entry for Matilda Sophia Seccombe, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
    • Sophia Charlotte Millar in entry for William Sucomb, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
    • Sophia Charlotte Millar in entry for Fredk. Wm. Sucombe, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

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