Eugene Monroe Miller

26 March 1919–November 2003 (Age 84)
Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eugene Monroe

When Eugene Monroe Miller was born on 26 March 1919, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States, his father, Arthur Douglas Miller, was 45 and his mother, Mary Alice Monroe, was 42. He married Opal Variee Holley on 6 December 1941, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. He lived in Waseca, Waseca, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in November 2003, in Victorville, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Eugene Monroe Miller
Opal Variee Holley
Marriage: 6 December 1941

Spouse and Children

6 December 1941
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Chester E. Miller


    Gerald Douglas Miller


    Leland W. Miller



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Eugene Miller in household of A D Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene M Miller in household of Arthur D Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eugene M Miller in household of Arthur D Miller, "United States Census, 1920"

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