Ruth Ann Miller

Female1925–20 September 1999

Brief Life History of Ruth Ann

When Ruth Ann Miller was born in 1925, in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States, her father, Howard Helman Miller, was 23 and her mother, Minnie Lucille Garside, was 20. She married Nathaniel Boyd Jr. Petty on 25 March 1948, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in High Point, Ocean, New Jersey, United States in 1977. She died on 20 September 1999, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Boyd Jr. Petty
Ruth Ann Miller
Marriage: 25 March 1948
Amelia Catherine Petty
David Ned Petty
Martha Denise Petty
Nedra Sue Petty

Sources (27)

  • Ruth M Petty, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ruth Ann Miller, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ruth Miller Petty, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1948High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 8

    "New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 20

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, 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. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.

    South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.

    Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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