Helena Dorcas Agnes Miller

Female6 September 1894–9 March 1985

Brief Life History of Helena Dorcas Agnes

When Helena Dorcas Agnes Miller was born on 6 September 1894, in Osgoode Township, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, her father, Simon Miller, was 36 and her mother, Agnes Helena Dorcas Thompson, was 26. She married William McGirr in November 1881, in Gloucester, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Russell, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 9 March 1985, at the age of 90.

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William McGirr
1892–1963
Helena Dorcas Agnes Miller
1894–1985

Sources (4)

  • Dorcas A L Miller in household of Simon Miller, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Helena Dorcas Agnes Miller, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Thea Miller in household of Simon Miller, "Canada Census, 1911"

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World Events (6)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 12

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 40

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 49

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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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