Helen Alice Miller

1905–1979 (Age 74)
Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen Alice

When Helen Alice Miller was born on 17 July 1905, in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Ellsworth Miller, was 38 and her mother, Catherine Lydia Barnes, was 34. She married John Thomas North on 15 January 1924. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 14 August 1979, in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ottumwa Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Helen Alice Miller
John Thomas North
Marriage: 15 January 1924
John Thomas North
James Raymond North
William Harold North
Elizabeth Ann North

Spouse & Children

15 January 1924


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 21

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Helen Miller in household of Charlie E Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Miller in household of Charley Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen A North in household of John T North, "United States Census, 1940"

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