Nellie Sterling Mills

1889–1960 (Age 70)
Newfoundland, Canada

The Life of Nellie Sterling

When Nellie Sterling Mills was born on 1 November 1889, in Newfoundland, Canada, her father, Joshua Mills, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Chippett, was 17. She died in 1960, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 71.

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Nellie Sterling Mills
1889–1960
Gerald Doubts
1905–1969

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894

Age 5

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1.2 English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles .3 Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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