Addie Catherine Wise

4 November 1887–4 March 1969 (Age 81)
Shongaloo, Webster, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Addie Catherine

When Addie Catherine Wise was born on 4 November 1887, in Shongaloo, Webster, Louisiana, United States, her father, Walter Wise, was 30 and her mother, Mary Frances Holt, was 29. She married Jesse Fredrick Miller on 4 November 1903, in Minden, Webster, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Police Jury Ward 1, Webster, Louisiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 4 March 1969, in Shongaloo, Webster, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Shongaloo, Webster, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Fredrick Miller
Addie Catherine Wise
Marriage: 4 November 1903
Inez Miller
Columbus Walter Miller
Avis Miller
Roger Ralph Miller

Spouse and Children

4 November 1903
Minden, Webster, Louisiana, United States




    Avis Miller


    Roger Ralph Miller


Parents and Siblings



    Oliver Wise


    Alice Bell Wise


    Giles James Wise




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Addie C Miller in household of Jessie F Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Addie Miller in household of Jessie Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Addie C Wise in household of Walter Wise, "United States Census, 1900"

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