Samuel Miller

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Miller was born on 17 August 1872, in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, George W Miller Sr, was 36 and his mother, Cordelia Hendrickson, was 30. He lived in Big Thompson Pit, Larimer, Colorado, United States in 1880 and Weld, Colorado, United States in 1885. He died on 6 January 1966, at the age of 93, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W Miller Sr
1835–1906
Cordelia Hendrickson
1842–1907
Lucinda Miller
1863–1939
Martha Miller
1865–1951
Margaret Miller
1866–1930
Jane Miller
1868–
James William Miller
1870–1925
Edward Miller
1871–1918
Samuel Miller
1872–1966
Melville A Miller
1875–1944
Leonard Hendrickson
1881–

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Miller in household of Samuel Welch, "Colorado State Census, 1885"
  • Samuel Miller, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Samuel Miller in household of George Miller, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1876 · Colorado becomes a State

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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