Lydia Ellen Miller

12 December 1870–16 October 1938 (Age 67)
Loran Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lydia Ellen

When Lydia Ellen Miller was born on 12 December 1870, in Loran Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Miller, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Cooper, was 39. She married Frederick George Ray on 28 March 1892, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jefferson Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 16 October 1938, in Stockton, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Ladies Union Cemetery, Stockton, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States.

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Frederick George Ray
Lydia Ellen Miller
Marriage: 28 March 1892
George Ray
Harry Frederick Ray

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    Frederick George Ray



28 March 1892
Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Lydia Miller in household of Jacob Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia Ray in household of Fred Ray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lydia Ray in household of Fred Ray, "United States Census, 1900"

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