James Dolph Miller

Male23 April 1896–5 February 1966

Brief Life History of James Dolph

When James Dolph Miller was born on 23 April 1896, in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States, his father, William Henry Miller, was 60 and his mother, Jeanette Moulton, was 39. He married Marie Sims on 28 February 1925. He lived in Randolph Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 February 1966, in Aurora, Center Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Dearborn, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Dolph Miller
1896–1966
Marie Sims
1896–1987
Marriage: 28 February 1925

Sources (4)

  • James D Miller in household of William H Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Dolph Miller, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • James Dolph Miller, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1925
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    Age 10

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 20

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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