Ruth Ebling Miller

19 February 1908–20 March 1986 (Age 78)
Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth Ebling

When Ruth Ebling Miller was born on 19 February 1908, in Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas H Miller, was 31 and her mother, Emma Louisa Ebling, was 37. She married Charles L. Gordon about 1931, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lower Mifflin Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 20 March 1986, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Charles L. Gordon
Ruth Ebling Miller
Marriage: about 1931
Louise A Gordon

Spouse and Children

about 1931
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Louise A Gordon


Parents and Siblings


    Emma Louisa Ebling




    Esther M Miller



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Ruth Metler in household of Thomas H Metler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth E Miller in household of Thomas H Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth M Gordon in household of Charles L Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"

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