Martha Ruth Miller

Female14 February 1924–7 December 1971

Brief Life History of Martha Ruth

When Martha Ruth Miller was born on 14 February 1924, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Gottlieb A Miller, was 50 and her mother, Matilda Flemmer, was 43. She married Richard Nelson Hemphill on 13 March 1940, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 7 December 1971, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Richard Nelson Hemphill
1917–2017
Martha Ruth Miller
1924–1971
Marriage: 13 March 1940
Sandy Hemphill

Sources (6)

  • Ruth Miller, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Martha Miller, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Martha Miller, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1940Berrien, Michigan, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1925 · The Goodman Theatre

    Age 1

    The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

    1927

    Age 3

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 13

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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