Mary Elmira Miller

10 September 1843–2 January 1882 (Age 38)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elmira

When Mary Elmira Miller was born on 10 September 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Henry William Miller, was 36 and her mother, Elmira Pond, was 32. She married Alma Hess about 1859, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 2 January 1882, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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John Allen Compton
Mary Elmira Miller
Marriage: 2 December 1865
William Allen Compton
John Franklin Compton
Mary Elizabeth Compton
James Arnold Compton
Burton Oliver Compton
Sarah Ann Compton
Ida Lucinda Compton
George Henry Compton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1865
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Beaver, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Beaver, Utah, United States

    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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    Sources (20)

    • Marie Bettice Miller in entry for John F Compton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Compton in household of John A Compton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Miller in entry for Burton Oliver Compton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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