Henry Ward Beecher Miller

1885–1962 (Age 77)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry Ward Beecher

When Henry Ward Beecher Miller was born on 22 March 1885, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, Noah Miller, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Cox, was 39. He married Mary Gertrude Turner on 24 April 1906, in Sefton Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Loudon Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Donnellson, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 22 October 1962, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Ward Beecher Miller
1885–1962
Mary Gertrude Turner
1885–1970
Marriage: 24 April 1906
Erma Ruth Miller
1905–1966
Cecil Gilbert Miller
1907–1989
Minnie Katherine Miller
1909–2003
Howard Miller
1912–
Velma Fern Miller
1912–2009
Mary Elizabeth Miller
1914–2006
Abbie Mae Miller
1915–1992
John Frank Miller
1917–1993
Jessie Leroy Miller
1919–1921
Isabelle Imogene Miller
1921–1983
Lela Eileen Miller
1923–1971
Lola Maxine Miller
1923–2017
Virginia Grace Miller
1925–2014

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1906
Sefton Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States
children

(13)

  • Erma Ruth Miller

    Female1905–1966Female

  • Cecil Gilbert Miller

    Male1907–1989Male

  • Minnie Katherine Miller

    Female1909–2003Female

  • Howard Miller

    Male1912–Male

  • Velma Fern Miller

    Female1912–2009Female

+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Noah Miller

    Male1837–1912Male

  • Female1845–1930Female

siblings

(12)

  • Clarinda Alice Miller

    Female1864–1903Female

  • George Edward Miller

    Male1866–Male

  • Alfred E Miller

    Male1868–1935Male

  • Della M. Miller

    Female1869–Female

  • Minerva E Miller

    Female1870–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ward Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ward Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ward Miller in household of Noah Miller, "United States Census, 1900"

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