Eli McDivitt Miller

12 December 1871–12 June 1929 (Age 57)
Dixon Township, Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eli McDivitt

When Eli McDivitt Miller was born on 12 December 1871, in Dixon Township, Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, John Alexander Miller, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Gentle, was 23. He lived in Mineral Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 12 June 1929, in Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Rupert Cemetery, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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John Alexander Miller
Sarah Catherine Gentle
James Harrison Miller
Eli McDivitt Miller
William Miller
Hattie Alice Miller
Frank Miller

Parents and Siblings

    John Alexander Miller


    Sarah Catherine Gentle




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 6

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

Age 19

Idaho is the 43rd state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, 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. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier , Dumoulin , Demoulins, and Moulin ; German Mueller ; Dutch Molenaar ; Italian Molinaro ; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar , etc.2 Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ( see Mueller ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eli Miller in household of E David Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eli Miller in household of John A Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ely Miller in household of John A Miller, "United States Census, 1880"

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