Amanda E Vanasdall

Female24 September 1859–23 December 1938

Brief Life History of Amanda E

When Amanda E Vanasdall was born on 24 September 1859, in Good Hope, Hampden Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alexander Vanasdall, was 43 and her mother, Elisabeth Speese, was 38. She married Alfred Ralph Miller on 11 February 1886, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Odell, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States for about 18 years. She died on 23 December 1938, in Livingston, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, Indian Grove Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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Alfred Ralph Miller
Amanda E Vanasdall
Marriage: 11 February 1886
Leah Charlotte Miller
Ethel Mae Miller
Lillian Blanche Miller

Sources (28)

  • Amanda Vanosdol in household of Alexander Vanosdol, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda E. Lambert, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Amand E Miller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1886Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 2

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


    Age 4

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

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    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

    A 17th-century literary coinage from the Latin gerundive (feminine) amanda ‘lovable, fit to be loved’, from amare ‘to love’. This is evidently modelled on Miranda ; the masculine form Amandus, borne by various saints from the 4th to the 7th century, seems not to have been the direct source of the feminine form. The girl's name enjoyed considerable popularity in the mid-20th century.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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