Cora Alta Herdman

1872–1947 (Age 74)
Locust Grove, Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Cora Alta

When Cora Alta Herdman was born on 24 April 1872, in Locust Grove, Adams, Ohio, United States, her father, Joesphus Herdman, was 27 and her mother, Frances Ann Shoemaker, was 26. She married George W Miller on 14 January 1895, in Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 1 April 1947, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Cora Alta Herdman
George W Miller
Marriage: 14 January 1895
Leroy Nelson Miller
Helen Maurine Miller

Spouse & Children

14 January 1895
Jasper, Missouri, United States


  • Male1897–1978Male

  • Helen Maurine Miller


Parents & Siblings



  • Rolla A Herdman


  • Charles Elmer Herdman


  • Female1872–1947Female

  • Male1873–1914Male

  • Ida Estella Herdman


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 10

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Northumbria): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde + man ‘man’. The surname is also found in Ireland, where it dates back to around the 14th century.2 Scottish: status name from Old English hīredman ‘retainer’, denoting a member of a lord's household and followers, the hīred.3 German (Herdmann): occupational name for a tender of animals ( see Herder ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Cora A Herdman in household of Josephus Herdman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora A Miller in household of George W Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Coral A Miller in household of George W Miller, "United States Census, 1910"

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