Vern Wilson Miller

1893–1969 (Age 75)
Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life of Vern Wilson

When Vern Wilson Miller was born on 29 November 1893, in Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Ellsworth Miller, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Lydia Barnes, was 23. He married Bernice Marie Brown on 11 March 1919, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in North Henderson Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Pleasant Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 26 April 1969, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Cedar, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Vern Wilson Miller
Bernice Marie Brown
Marriage: 11 March 1919
Richard Floyd Miller
Harry Demsey Miller
Bessie Eloise Miller

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  • Male1893–1969Male

  • Bernice Marie Brown


11 March 1919
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vern Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vern Miller in household of Charles Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vern Miller in household of Charlie E Miller, "United States Census, 1910"

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