Docia Hannah Miller

2 September 1851–25 January 1945 (Age 93)
Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Docia Hannah

When Docia Hannah Miller was born on 2 September 1851, in Greene, Indiana, United States, her father, Alfred Miller, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Hudgens Loveall, was 34. She married Frances Marion Edington in 1868. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Baker Township, Martin, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Jackson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States for about 50 years. She died on 25 January 1945, in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Ashcraft Chapel Cemetery, Bloomfield, Greene, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frances Marion Edington
Docia Hannah Miller
Marriage: 1868
Melvin Gray Edington
Dennis Helmer Edington
Adolphus Dodd Edington
Matagorda Ann Edington
Charley Edington
Edna Earl Edington
Melville J Edington
Charles Claudius Edington
Georgia Margaret Edington
Georgia M.

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    Mary Ann Miller


    William K Miller


    Martha Elizabeth Miller


    Zackariah L Miller



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 25

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Doria Edington in household of Francis Edington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dosia H Editon in household of Franklin Editon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dorcas H Miller in household of Alfred N Miller, "United States Census, 1860"

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