Maxine Miller

12 June 1917–April 2011 (Age 93)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Maxine

When Maxine Miller was born on 12 June 1917, in Indiana, United States, her father, Walter Sherman Miller, was 25 and her mother, Myrtle Edith Baer, was 23. She lived in Hamilton, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1930. She died in April 2011, in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 93.

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Walter Sherman Miller
Myrtle Edith Baer
Beatrice Jeannetta Breen Miller
Everett Earl Miller
Maxine Miller

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Sherman Miller





World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 2

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maxine Miller in household of Walter S Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maxine D Miller in household of Walter S Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maxine Bromberger in entry for Beatrice Jeannetta Jeannettabreen Breen Norr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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