Ora Mae Miller

1897–1975 (Age 78)
Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ora Mae

When Ora Mae Miller was born on 29 January 1897, in Mercer, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Ellsworth Miller, was 29 and her mother, Catherine Lydia Barnes, was 26. She married Arthur Morris on 23 February 1916, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in North Henderson Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Pleasant Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 October 1975, in Agency, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ora Mae Miller
1897–1975
Arthur Morris
1894–1964
Marriage: 23 February 1916
Velma Katheryn Morris
1918–2001
Robert Arthur Morris
1922–1996
Ernest Ellsworth Morris
1920–1994

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
23 February 1916
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Ora M Morris in household of Arthur M Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora Morris in household of Arthur M Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ora M Morris in household of Arthur M Morris, "United States Census, 1930"

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