Ruth Iris Miller

Brief Life History of Ruth Iris

When Ruth Iris Miller was born on 25 June 1919, in Westport, Sand Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, her father, Cleetus Monroe Miller, was 35 and her mother, Bessie Viola Barnes, was 29. She married Leonard J. Rogers on 25 September 1937, in Decatur, Indiana, United States. She lived in Batesville, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 1 October 2003, in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84.

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Leonard J. Rogers
Ruth Iris Miller
Marriage: 25 September 1937

Sources (7)

  • Ruth Rogers in household of Leonard J Rogers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Iris Miller - Published information: birth-name: Ruth Iris Miller
  • Ruth Iris Miller in entry for Leonard J Rogers, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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