Mary Ellen Miller

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Miller was born on 27 November 1859, in Salt Pond Township, Saline, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Franklin Miller, was 24 and her mother, Sarah E Spotts, was 17. She lived in Pasco, Franklin, Washington, United States in 1900 and Mesa, Franklin, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 13 January 1938, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States.

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Lanier Judson Wiltfong
1858–1936
Mary Ellen Miller
1859–1938

Sources (14)

  • Mary E Miller in household of Thomas F Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ellen Wiltfong, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"
  • Mary Ellen Miller in entry for Lanier Judson Wiltfong, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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World Events (8)

1862 · The Homestead Act

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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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