Merwin Charles Miller

27 October 1913–30 December 1986 (Age 73)
Neligh, Antelope, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Merwin Charles

When Merwin Charles Miller was born on 27 October 1913, in Neligh, Antelope, Nebraska, United States, his father, Grant C Miller, was 26 and his mother, Ada Viola Hill, was 25. He married Norma Geraldine Coy on 18 November 1933, in Alameda, California, United States. He lived in Crawford Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 December 1986, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merwin Charles Miller
1913–1986
Norma Geraldine Coy
1912–2010
Marriage: 18 November 1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 November 1933
Alameda, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1907–2000Male

    Mildred Irene Miller

    Female1910–Female

    Male1913–1986Male

    Milford Miller

    Male1916–Male

    Melda Miller

    Female1920–Female

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 4

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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)

  • Merroin C Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merwin Miller in household of Grant Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Merwin Charles Miller, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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