James Allen Miller

5 July 1822–24 December 1895 (Age 73)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Allen

James Allen Miller was born on 5 July 1822, in Kentucky, United States. He married Edith "Ede" Caine on 5 July 1849, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Virgil Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Labette, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1895. He died on 24 December 1895, in Labette, Kansas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States.

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James Allen Miller
Edith "Ede" Caine
Marriage: 5 July 1849
Samantha Mantie Miller
Marinda Miller

Spouse and Children

5 July 1849
Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 7

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 8

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 26

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 it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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)

  • A Miller, "Illinois State Census, 1855"
  • James A Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James A Miller, "United States Census, 1880"

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