William Jerome Miller

21 June 1923–23 August 1981 (Age 58)
Ecorse, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Jerome

When William Jerome Miller was born on 21 June 1923, in Ecorse, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, William Miller, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Or Mary Pattenaude, was 16. He married Anita Palfreyman on 6 October 1943. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 23 August 1981, at the age of 58, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jerome Miller
1923–1981
Anita Palfreyman
1925–2014
Marriage: 6 October 1943
Douglas K Miller
1946–2018
Clark Morgan Miller
1960–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1943
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    William Miller

    Male1904–1999Male

    Elizabeth Ann Or Mary Pattenaude

    Female1906–1933Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 4

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1941

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • William Jerome Miller, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William Jerome Miller, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William Jerome Miller, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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