Elmer Ellsworth Miller

9 August 1880–24 July 1960 (Age 80)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elmer Ellsworth

When Elmer Ellsworth Miller was born on 9 August 1880, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Hiram Wellington Miller, was 25 and his mother, Mary Catherine King, was 25. He married Nellie Margaret Calvin on 5 April 1908, in Liberty Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in English Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1930 and North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 24 July 1960, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in North English Cemetery, Iowa, Iowa Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Ellsworth Miller
1880–1960
Nellie Margaret Calvin
1886–1968
Marriage: 5 April 1908
Mary Rebecca Miller
1909–1999
Hiram Ellsworth Miller
1911–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1908
Liberty Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Wellington Miller

    Male1855–1939Male

    Mary Catherine King

    Female1854–1937Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Elmer Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Miller in household of Hiram W Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elner E Miller, "United States Census, 1930"

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