Van Ransler Miller

3 January 1861–1 May 1900 (Age 39)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Van Ransler

When Van Ransler Miller was born on 3 January 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Miller, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Jane Neibaur, was 24. He married Sarah Salina Gay on 15 December 1886, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 May 1900, in Scofield, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Van Ransler Miller
Sarah Salina Gay
Marriage: 15 December 1886
Perry Van Ransulear Miller
Albert Eleazer Miller
Ora Salina Miller
Vivian Lozene Miller
Delma Serepta Miller
Jennis Irene Miller
Abner Adelbert Miller

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1886Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 2
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 11
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The William Miller Family and the Scofield Mine Disaster

    The Miller Family and the Scofield Mine Disaster On May 1, 1900, at about 10:30 in the morning, three Miller brothers were among the 200 men killed by an explosion in the Winter Quarters Mine near …

    Sources (16)

    • Van Renseler Miller in household of William Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Van Ransler in entry for J M Hansen and Ora M Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • U. R. Miller in entry for Ora Miller Allen Kane, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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