William Neel Miller

1917–23 June 1974 (Age 57)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Neel

When William Neel Miller was born in 1917, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Phelp Miller, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Neel, was 22. He lived in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Fayette, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 23 June 1974, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 57.

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Phelp Miller
Mary Elizabeth Neel
William Neel Miller
Alice Miller
Phelp Jr. Miller
Mary B Miller
Edwin H Miller
Charles Miller

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World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (2)

  • William N Miller in household of Phelp Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William N Miller in household of Phelp Miller, "United States Census, 1920"

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