William Andrew Miller

Brief Life History of William Andrew

When William Andrew Miller was born on 11 September 1876, in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Louis Emanuel Miller, was 52 and his mother, Elizabeth Reid, was 40. He married Grace W Wilde on 16 March 1904, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1880. He died on 24 February 1946, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Andrew Miller
1876–1946
Grace W Wilde
1881–1960
Marriage: 16 March 1904
Thelma Grace Miller
1905–1981
William Andrew Miller Jr.
1907–1978
Roberta Hayes Miller
1910–1973

Sources (18)

  • William A Miller, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"
  • Rhode Island returns of birth (1893-1898), certificates of death (1946-1948), out of state deaths (1946-1947, 1954-1955), out of state death index (1900-1948, 1951-1954), and miscellaneous 1954-1955
  • William Andrew Miller, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

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.

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