Nellie Ruth Ferrill

12 August 1896–11 September 1988 (Age 92)
Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nellie Ruth

When Nellie Ruth Ferrill was born on 12 August 1896, in Union, Illinois, United States, her father, Varner Gibbs Ferrill, was 40 and her mother, Sarah E. Angell, was 40. She married Homer A. Milligan in 1935, in Illinois, United States. She lived in Cobden, Union, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Carbondale, Carbondale Township, Jackson, Illinois Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 11 September 1988, in Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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Homer A. Milligan
Nellie Ruth Ferrill
Marriage: 1935

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Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Farrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie R Ferrill in household of Varner G Ferrill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Milligan in household of Homer Milligan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Ferrill in household of Varner Ferrill, "United States Census, 1900"

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