Henrietta Miller

Brief Life History of Henrietta

When Henrietta Miller was born on 26 July 1862, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Richard Miller, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Amyett, was 23. She married William Harrison Ragland on 5 December 1882, in Ellis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ellis, Texas, United States in 1880 and Hale, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 17 September 1953, in Abernathy, Hale, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Strip Cemetery, Hale, Texas, United States.

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William Harrison Ragland
Henrietta Miller
Marriage: 5 December 1882
Walter Edward Ragland
Lemuel Ragland
Edgar Ragland
Harry Ragland
Welcome Ragland
Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Ragland
George Washington Ragland
Susie Ragland
Ruthie Pauline Ragland
Richard Hugh Ragland

Sources (18)

  • Heneretta Ragland, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Henrietta Miller, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Henrietta Ragland, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1876: Hale, Texas, United States


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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