Samuel A Miller

Brief Life History of Samuel A

When Samuel A Miller was born in 1880, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Zachariah Miller, was 45 and his mother, Miriam Metoxen, was 42. He married Ardie E. Abrams on 1 July 1903, in Shawano, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stockbridge, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died in 1961, in Red Springs, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Red Springs Cemetery, Gresham, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel A Miller
1880–1961
Ardie E. Abrams
1879–1957
Marriage: 1 July 1903
Merrill A Miller
1905–1932
Marley A. "Sis" Miller
1909–
Marvel A Miller
1912–1945
Merritt Earl Miller
1915–1984
Merton Morgan Miller
1920–1990

Sources (14)

  • Sam A Miller, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Samuel A Miller, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Samuel A Miller, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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