Watson A Miller

24 October 1871–2 September 1954 (Age 82)
Horse Creek Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Watson A

When Watson A Miller was born on 24 October 1871, in Horse Creek Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan H Miller, was 24 and his mother, Louisa Jane Blevins, was 20. He married Joycie C Chambers on 3 August 1901, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 September 1954, in Lansing, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Watson A Miller
Joycie C Chambers
Marriage: 3 August 1901
Jesse Garnie Miller
Rosevelt Miller
Aulsie Belle Miller
James S Miller
Johnson Cleo Miller
Rash Miller

Spouse and Children

3 August 1901
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan H Miller


    Louisa Jane Blevins





    Mary Ann Miller


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Watson Miller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W A Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Watson Miller in household of Jonathan Miller, "United States Census, 1900"

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