Benjamin Peter Miller

11 October 1878–6 March 1935 (Age 56)
Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States

The Life of Benjamin Peter

When Benjamin Peter Miller was born on 11 October 1878, in Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States, his father, John Miller, was 30 and his mother, Caroline Dexter, was 28. He married Gertrude Geraldine Newton on 25 June 1911, in Johnston City, Williamson, Illinois, United States. He lived in Elco, Alexander, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 6 March 1935, in Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Saline, Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Peter Miller
Gertrude Geraldine Newton
Marriage: 25 June 1911

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25 June 1911
Johnston City, Williamson, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Benjamin Miller in household of John Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peter Miller in household of John Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin Peter Miller, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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