Ned Clarence Miller

1902–1971 (Age 68)
Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ned Clarence

When Ned Clarence Miller was born on 12 November 1902, in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Ellsworth Miller, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Lydia Barnes, was 32. He married Patricia Wood about 1924, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. He lived in Pleasant Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Washington Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 7 September 1971, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Ned Clarence Miller
Patricia Wood
Marriage: about 1924

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about 1924
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 20

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Kned Miller in household of Charlie E Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ned Miller in household of Charley Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ned C Miller, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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