John Miller

22 November 1846–28 December 1939 (Age 93)
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Miller was born on 22 November 1846, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Stewart Miller, was 41 and his mother, Mary McGowan, was 43. He married Mary Emily Priday on 15 May 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 December 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Miller
1846–1939
Mary Emily Priday
1849–1924
Marriage: 15 May 1868
Charles John Miller
1869–1943
William James Miller
1870–1962
Mary Emily Miller
1873–1903
Martha Esther Miller
1876–1957
Thomas Samuel Priday Miller
1880–1969
Vivian Victoria Miller
1882–1938
Pearl Elizabeth Miller
1885–1952
David Miller
1891–1891
Joseph Miller
1891–1930
Ruth Ivy Miller
1894–1982

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848
    Age 2
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 26
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Millar
    Mueller
    Milner
    Millward
    McMiller

    Story Highlight

    HISTORY OF JOHN MILLER

    Written October 13, 1930 by Zelda Howard (to December 25th) I was born in 1846 in the town of Ruther Glen, Scotland on November 22nd, and came to the United States in the spring of 1848. A family …

    Sources (45)

    • John Miller in entry for Pearl Elizabeth Mosby, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Miller in household of David Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Miller in entry for Beer Gordon and Martha E Miller, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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