W. Ellis Miller

Male1864–

Brief Life History of W. Ellis

W. Ellis Miller was born in 1864, in Tennessee, United States. He married Lamira Dink Bell on 4 December 1895, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 10, Benton, Tennessee, United States in 1920.

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W. Ellis Miller
1864–
Lamira Dink Bell
1870–1932
Marriage: 4 December 1895

Sources (4)

  • W Ellis Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellis Miller, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • W. Ellis Miller, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1895Benton, Tennessee, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1865

    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · Sultana Tragedy

    Age 1

    In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 32

    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

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, 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. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.

    South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.

    Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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