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Family of George Washington Miller and Mary Alice Smith 

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George Washington Miller and Mary Alice Smith were married 6 Jan 1877 in NC. This page tells what we know about them after 1877.

To read about Alice Smith in the years before 1877, look at the Bollinger-Smith web page.

About their marriage:

I found a marriage registration which shows an Alice Smith marrying M.M. Bollinger on 6 Jan 1877 in Catawba County, NC. We have not found any other information about him. Based on evidence in the 1870 census from North Carolina, I now believe that there was no such person named M.M. Bollinger. Look at the 1870 census sheet that shows Polly Bollinger, Eliza Smith and Alice Smith.

Polly was living next door to nephew Michael Bollinger. Michael had remarried to Minerva Deal. Minerva's first husband was John Wesley Miller (died about 1863 as a result of the Civil War) and they were the parents of George W. Miller. If you look at this census sheet, you can see the combined families of Michael Bollinger and Minerva Deal Miller. You can see four of Minerva's children with John Wesley Miller: Martha, Andrew, George and Sarah.  The surname of the four children is shown as Bollinger in the census but should be Miller.  So in 1870, George and Alice were children living next door to each other!

Now, I'll bet that when they got married in 1877, there was some confusion in the record. The M.M. Bollinger we saw marrying Alice Smith must REALLY have been George W. Miller. (Don't ask me to explain how that happened but I'll bet that was what happened!) There was never any such person as M.M. Bollinger.

From "The Centennial History of Oregon", the family moved to Oregon in 1889. Alice's mother, Eliza Smith, joined them in 1891. Click on the link to read a biography of George Miller. Here is an 1880 photo from the book (daughter: Emma):




 
1880
Census
1 Jun
1900
Census
1 Jun
1910
Census
15 Apr
WWI
Draft
Reg
1920
Census
1 Jan
1930
Census
1 Apr
Spouse &
Children
Death Notes
George
Washington Miller
Apr 1859
Catawba
NC
21y
Newton
Catawba
NC
with wife and daughter.
40y
Reedville
Washington
OR
51y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Married 33y
10 children, 9 living.
-- 61y
Aloha
Washington
OR
deceased Mary Alice Smith 22 Dec 1929.
Buried at Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery in Aloha, OR.
1870 census, before marriage, Coddle Creek, Iredell, NC.

Informat on death certificate was Thomas Miller. It states birth was Jun 1860. Father was George Miller.

Signed the death certificate of his mother-in-law, Eliza Smith, in 1920.

An IGI record at familysearch.com shows the name as George Washington Miller other sources show it as George Wesley Miller.

All World Tree at ancestry.com shows:
Father: John Wesley Miller b: ABT 1829 in Lincoln County, NC d: 1863
Mother: Rosannah Minerva Deal b: 5 Aug 1832 in Catawba County, NC, died 17 Oct 1905, buried in Fairgrove UMC Cemetery next to second husband, Michael Bollinger (9 Nov 1814 - 26 Jun 1891).

Note: John Wesley Miller apparently died during the Civil War. Minerva remarried to Michael Bollinger, Polly Bollinger's nephew.

To read more, click here: "The Centennial History of Oregon".
Mary Alice Smith
26 Sep 1858
Hickory
Catawba
NC
"M.A."
21y
Newton
Catawba
NC
with husband and daughter.
40y
Reedville
Washington
OR
9 children, 8 living

Eliza Smith, 67y, is living with them, mother-in-law
51y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Married 33y
10 children, 9 living.
-- 62y
Aloha
Washington
OR

Elizabeth M Miller, 87y, is living with them, enumerator states her as being the mother, but she`s actually the mother-in-law.
So this is Eliza Smith.
Says she was born in NC and her parents born in Pennsylvania.

Tom Young, 59y, and Laura Smith Baker, 58y, living with them
deceased
George Washington Miller 19 May 1925
Aloha
Washington
OR
Lived in OR for 34y
Buried at Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery in Aloha, OR.
Death cert signed by son E.H. Miller in 1925.

To read more, click here: "The Centennial History of Oregon".
Emma J.
23 Feb
1879
Catawba
NC
"E.J."
1y
Newton
Catawba
NC
with mother and father.
21y
Reedville
Washington
OR
husband + 1
31y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
husband + 2
Husband
George Webur Taylor
Portland OR
40y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
huband + 2 married children
51y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
husband
George Webur Taylor 18 Apr 1873 OR
 Berta 1901
 Bertie 1898
not found
Could not find Berta or Bertie on ancestry.com.

Per 1920 census, Berta married Charles Wallace.
Per 1920 census, Bertie J. married Tina.
Dora Lee
18 Sep 1882
Catawba
NC
not born yet 17y
Reedville
Washington
OR
26y
Reedville
Washington
OR
husband + 2
Husband Alois Gassner not found 39y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
husband + 2
47y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
husband
Alois D. Gassner Jr. b: 11 Jan 1877 d: 14 Mar 1942
 Hilda M. 1901
 Leola L. (died at age 2y)
 Ethel J. 1907
7 Jun 1942 Husband from AWT. In the 1910 census, Alois' parents lived next door to George and Alice Miller.

To read more, click here: "The Centennial History of Oregon".

Alois and Dora are buried in the Cooper Mountain Catholic Cemetery.

I was contacted by Cindy Cole who is a great-granddaughter of Dora and Alois. Granddaughter of Ethel. Cindy sent me a lot of new information about her branch of the family. See the emails below.

See photos below of Ethel, Hilda, and Leola.
Laura
9 May 1885
Catawba
NC
not born yet 15y
Reedville
Washington
OR
25y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Married 3y to Rambo with 3 children
(husband not
listed)
Husband William Dye not found 35y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
married to William Dye + 2 children.
not found Husband's name not listed in 1910 census but he was born in NY. This must be Rambo.
 Chester George 24 Dec 1901 - 4 Mar 1969 Multnomah
 Harold C 24 Oct 1904 - 7 Apr 1973 San Francisco, CA
 Alma 1908
Lila 1913
not found Laura's son, Chester Rambo, is in the 1930 census Portland, Multnomah, married with 1 daughter Rose M 1925.
Russo, Jennie & Rambo, Chester G
Marriage: 12-31-1923, Benton Co. OR

The 1912 "The Centennial History of Oregon" lists her husband's name as William Guy (but that is not correct, it is Dye), a printer. They appear in the 1920 census with daughers, Alma 11y and Lila 7y.

See  photo below of  Harold, Alma and Lila Rambo.
Mary R.
18 Nov 1887  Catawba
NC
not born yet 12y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Possible:
22y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Married 4y to Herbert H. Ulery +
1 daughter
Husband
36y
Harold Herbert Ulery
Hillsboro
OR
32y
Hilllsboro
Washington
OR
Married to Harold H. Ulery +
1 daughter
42y
Hillsboro
Washington
OR
Married to Herbert H Ulery + 0 children
Herbert H. Ulery 16 Feb 1882 WA
 Elva M. 1910
not found 1920 census, living next door to Andrew Miller, 63y, born in NC and son Raymond, 10y, born in OR. Andrew is the brother of George Miller.
"The Centennial History of Oregon" lists the siblings.
Georgia A.
23 Jul 1890
OR
not born yet 9y
Reedville
Washington
OR
18y
Reedville
Washington
OR
husband + 1
Husband Alfred Richard Meinel
Beaverton
OR
28y
Aloha
Washington
OR
husband + 4
38y
Hillsboro
Washington
OR
husband + 4
(Georgia married at 18y)
Alfred Rinehart Meinel
1882
Germany
 William G 1910
 Eva F 1912
 Alice R 1915
 Ernest R 14 Oct 1917 - 22 Feb 1977 (LA, CA)

29 Mar 1945
Washington
OR
In 1920 census, living next door to parents George and Alice Miller, Tom and Laura Young, and Eliza Smith.

Marriage 10-14-1908
Meinel, Alfred R & Miller, Georgia

Two of their children, who must have died as babies, are buried at Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery in Aloha, OR.

See email below from a descendent of Georgia Miller.

See photos below of Ernest and Eva.
Jakey
~1892
OR
not born yet deceased None
Before 1900
Based on the "The Centennial History of Oregon", Jakey was born between Georgia and Thomas.

The 1900 census says that George and Alice had 9 children, 8 of whom are still living. So Jakey is the one who died (in 1905, they had a 10th child).
Thomas A.
7 May 1894
or 1895
OR
not born yet 5y
Reedville
Washington
OR
15y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Beaverton
OR
24y
Portland
Multnomah
OR
wife + 2 children
Living with Harvey R. Miller (1872 in IA) and Elizabeth Miller (1873 in IA) and their 3 children
34y
Aloha
Washington
OR
wife + 4
(living next door to Tom and Laura Young, Laura's first husband is Felix Baker)
Hazel Danford 1899
 Virginia 1918
 Margaret 1920
 Ruth 1922
 Jean 1922
25 Sep 1964
Multnomah
OR
Signed the Death Cert of George Miller in 1929.

See email and photos below from Nita Rinehart Mede, daughter of Margaret Miller Rinehart.
Edwin Harold
or
Edward Harold
22/27/29 Aug 1896
OR
not born yet 2y
Reedville
Washington
OR
13y
Reedville
Washington
OR
21y
"Edward"
Beaverton
OR
23y
"Edward"
Aloha
Washington
OR
not found
Barbara N. ?
1914-1983
Buried at
Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery in Aloha, OR.
3 May 1973
"Edward"
Buried at Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery in Aloha, OR.
Signed the Death Cert of Mary Alice in 1925.
His funeral notice gives DOB as 29 Aug 1896.

See photo below of Ed and Barbara Miller.
Wesley John
24 Mar 1898
OR
not born yet 2y
Reedville
Washington
OR
12y
Reedville
Washington
OR
Portland
OR
21y
Aloha
Washington
OR
wife + 1
32y
Palo Alto
Santa Clara
CA
married at 20y
wife + 2
Ester V./W.
1902 OR
 Warren W. 1919 OR
 Lorraine E
1921 OR
25 Apr. 1959
Buried at Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery in Aloha, OR.
Married about 1918.
In 1920 census, living next door to parents George and Alice Miller, Tom and Laura Young, and Eliza Smith.
Mary A.  or Martha A.
Feb 1905
OR
not born yet 5y
"Mary A."
Reedville
Washington
OR
-- not found (She was not living with her parents. She would have been 15y. She may have died.) not found unknown unknown She is listed in "The Centennial History of Oregon" as Martha.

May have died by the 1920 census.



Descendents of Dora Miller


Date:           Sun, 08 Jan 2006 09:03:40 -0800
From:          Cindy Cole <cl_cndyyahoo.com>
Subject:       Re: Miller-Smith Genealogy

Yes I received your letter.  I  was happy to connect with you also.  Would love to hear more from you.
I am descended down from George W. Miller. His daughter, Dora, was my great grandmother. 

Cindy
From:          Mark DiVecchio
To:              Cindy Cole
Subject:       Re: Miller-Smith Genealogy

Cindy,

I hardly know where to start.

First, I've copied Bette Baker Clarno and Angie Baker Ryan on this email. Bette Baker Clarno is my wife's mother. She is descendant from Laura Smith Baker Young, Mary Alice's sister. Laura is Bette's grandmother (through Laura's son, Charles Lee Baker). Angie is also descendant from Laura (through son Lester George Baker). Laura is Angie's great-great grandmother.

I also copied my wife, Sally, sister-in-laws Susan and Mary, and brother-in-law Rob, all are Bette's children.
--
I had been doing genealogy for my family for several years (DiVecchio and Frazzini from Italy):
http://www.silogic.com/genealogy/genealogy.html

I had been helping Bette, on and off, for a couple of  years trying to trace her side of her family. Bette's son had aleady done a lot on work on her husband, Robert Clarno, who passed away several years ago.

As I mentioned in my letter to you, Bette's father, Charles Lee Baker divorced his wife when Bette was very young. Because of that, Bette never knew very much about the Baker family. She remembers, though, that her father told her once "You have a lot of cousins".

Angie was the first one I found. Angie had been researching her line descendant from Lester George Baker. Angie had posted messages on a lot of boards but by the time I found those posts, the email address was not any good any more. Well I posted on those same boards and Angie saw one. She emailed me and we have been continuing our research together.

Angie pointed me to bunch of US census scans that showed Eliza Smith and her daughters, Laura, Alice and Lulu. With that family, we always found Polly Bollinger. For a while, we thought Polly was Eliza's mother. We later learned (from a Bollinger descendant) that Polly "raised Liz Smith". So Eliza was raised by an adoptive mother. Details are on the web site.

At that point, I didn't think we would be able to trace the family any further back.

In the meantime, we were able to trace George Miller and Alice to Oregon (where Laura had also gone and where Bette was born). We just recently found from their death certificates that they were all buried in Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery.

We also found Dora Miller and Alovis Gassner buried in the Cooper Mountain Catholic Cemetery (BTW, Cindy, this Cemetery is about a mile from the first cemetery, on the northwest corner of Kemmer Rd and 190th Street. Susan, who lives in Beaverton, had already visited that cemetery and is going again to update our tombstone photos.) 

Then we saw your tree on ancestry.com. Unfortunately, the contact data was missing. On a whim, I checked genealogy.com and I found the same tree but it had you as the contact. I paid my $10 to access the tree and I was able to get an address for you. I wrote my first letter to that address. It was returned (Rene Ave in Gresham). I went to zabasearch.com and found a several more addresses and sent out a few more letters. Then I received your letter reply.

You have added tremenously to what we know.

Have you looked my web site for the Baker family at: http://www.silogic.com/clarno/Bette%20Baker.htm

Right now, it shows everything that Angie and I have been able to find out up to when we found you.

Eliza is certainly a mystery to us. Here is a summary of what we know:

1. We are pretty sure that Eliza is person #4 in the wedding photo of Cornelius and Fay Baker. The photo you sent (of Geroge Miller and Mary Alice Smith) confirms (at least to me) that person #5 is Mary Alice Smith Miller and that person #11 is most likely George Washington Miller (but I'm not 100% certain). By 2010, my thoughts have changed on this. Look at the notes under the photo on this web page.

2. Eliza's adoptive mother Polly Bollinger, was born to PA Dutch (German) parents and moved to NC. So it seems like all the players here are German.

3. We have no idea what happened to Eliza's parents or why she was adopted. BTW, I don't think back then that there was an "official" adoption. More likely, Polly just took her in. (Mark's update - we now know more - click here.)

4. In census from 1850 on, she is always listed with surname Smith.

5. In 1850, she would have been 17y. Was she already married to Daniel Smith by then? We have never seen her listed with surname Goens.

6. At NO time, in the census, did we see Eliza's husband. Its odd. In 1850, she was Eliza Smith with no children. Living with Polly Bollinger. In 1860, she was Eliza Smith with child, Alice.  Living with Polly Bollinger. In 1870, she was Eliza Smith with children, Alice and Laura. Living with Polly Bollinger. In 1880, she was Eliza Smith with children, Alice, Laura and Lulu. Living with Polly Bollinger.

7. Until we saw your tree, we did not know of Eliza's surname of  Goens or that her husband's name was Daniel Smith. In the census, we never saw Eliza's surname as Goens. But censuses before 1850 only showed the surname of the head of household.

8. On Eliza's death certificate, it says her mother's maiden name was  Lenard or it might be Leonard.

9. In the records of Catawba County, NC: Alice Smith married M. M. Bollinger on 6 Jan 1877 in Catawba County. Both were 18 years old. M.M. must have died within a short time of their marriage because by the 1880 census, Alice was remarried, to George Miller (her neighbor in the 1860 census), and had a 1 year old daughter.

So this is confusing as well, we don't know who this M.M. Bollinger is. 

10. We figured that Eliza's daughter Lulu had died young. We saw her in the 1880 census (9 years old) but never again. We were not sure of the name as the 1880 census was very hard to read. We thought it was Lon or Loni.

11. We did not know about the book "The Centennial History of Oregon" by  Joseph Gaston  1912. So this is all new information for Angie and I.

12. In the 1920 census, it showed Laura and husband living with George and Alice Miller. That must mean that the wedding photo of Laura's son (1919) was taken on the farm owned by George.

13. Do you know of Keith Black? He has posted some tree information including George and Alice Miller. I have emailed him but I have never heard back from him.

Cindy, we would like to hear your comments on all of this. Maybe together, we can make sense of it.

Mark
Date:          Sun, 08 Jan 2006 18:15:34 -0800
From:         Cindy Cole
Subject:      Re: Miller-Smith Genealogy

Thank you so much for your letter and for the information regarding the cemetery I had been looking for. I am going to attempt to make it out there next weekend.  I believe that when I was out there 2 years ago, we drove by it, but my mom didn't think that was it. We didn't remember it having a name, etc. As I said before though, everything out there has changed so much. It does make sense that it is a Catholic one though as my grandmother was raised Catholic and attended St Mary Academy. As a child I remember going out there every year.  My great Aunt Hilda Pierson (Dora's daughter) lived on Miller Hill Road.  Hilda's adopted son Ted Pierson still lives on Miller Hill Road now. We would go to visit and once a year or so we would all go to the cemetery and take care of it. Us kids would play and the adults would mow the lawns, etc. 

I have started looking at your website.  It is great.  I have worked on my family tree off and on. I will work on it quite a bit and then take a break.  I have an older computer and dial up internet, so it is pretty slow.  So I get frustrated when I am doing research.  I will start working on it again now though and hope to update my computer soon.  That should help. 

I will write more later, but wanted to write and thank you for the cemetery information.
From:          Mark DiVecchio
To:             Cindy Cole
Subject:       My apoligies in advance
Date:           Mon, 09 Jan 2006 16:14:24 -0800

Cindy,

I am sorry for sending you all of these messages.

I'm just excited that I found you and so much new information. The book - we didn't know that it existed.

I would be interested in any historic photos that you have. Every photo adds some piece to the puzzle. That photo of George and Alice from the book confirmed for us that these two people were in the 1919 wedding photo of Laura's son Cornelius. We could tell that by just looking at their faces.

I have the death certs for George and Alice Miller. I can email those scans to you if you like. I also have Eliza Smith and Laura and Tom Young.

I'd be happy to send you a CD with all this on it as well.

Mark
On 9 Jan 2006 at 21:38, Cindy Cole wrote:

Date:            Mon, 09 Jan 2006 21:38:52 -0800
From:           Cindy Cole
Subject:        Re: Other Descendants of George and Alice Miller

I am not in contact with any other descendants of George and Alice and have not been able to track any down yet.

Dora had two daughters that lived past childhood Ethyl (my grandmother) and Hilda.  Hilda had one son by her first husband, but he died fairly young. She adopted two children with her second husband.  One of them Tedd still lives on Miller Hill Road.  The other one Viola - we have lost contact with. As a child I knew great Uncle Ed and his wife Barbara.  I dont believe they had any children, but will verify with my mom. I also remember Great Aunt  Alice (Mary Alice). She had one daughter but I dont think her daughter ever had any children.

I dont really know much about the rest of Dora's siblings.  Dora died before I was born.  My mom remembers some of them as she was growing up.  I dont know if they all just lost touch or what happened.  It gets harder to research as far as censuses, as 1930 is the newest one we can access. I wish I would have gotten interested in the family history while my grandmother was still alive.  She knew so much about the family and all the pictures we have.  We have pictures that we dont know who they are.  My grandma died 16 years ago though.  My grandfather just died a year ago, but he was in his late 90s when I started and his memory was going.  He told me little bits of information about his family, but not much.  I have been slowly piecing things together about the Joblings and the pictures I have. I just have to be patient and actually work on it more.

Cindy

Ethel Gassner
Born 1907
Photo sent to me by granddaughter, Cindy Cole.
From:          Mark DiVecchio
To:             Cindy Cole
Subject:      Cooper Mountain Cemeteries

Cindy,

You should be able to find the Cooper Mountain Catholic Cemetery.  Here is a web site that lists all the tombstones still there:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/or/washington/cemeteries/coopmtcc.txt

Here is a website lists all the grave sites in the Evangelical Cemetery:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/or/washington/cemeteries/coopermt.txt

That list includes Eliza Smith but it says the tombstone is missing. I've asked Sue to look  around especially for that plot (or where the stone could have been at one time).

Mark
Date:           Sat, 18 Mar 2006 10:14:13 -0800
From:          Cindy Cole
Subject:       Picture of Millers

Here is a group school picture of Dora Miller and some of her siblings.  There are also a couple of Gassners in it.  There are Kemmers too who also lived in the area.  I already had it scanned in and thought you might enjoy it.  I will try to see what others I have you might be interested in. (Mark's note: some others that she sent follow this one.)
Take care, Cindy

Hazeldale School   1898
Mark's note: The Miller children in this photo (Dora, Laura, Mary and Georgia) are first cousins of Bette's father, Charles.
 Click on the photo for a high resolution version (500Kb).
From the writing on the photo (Click here for index drawing):
1 Willard Fleck
2 Maud Morton
3 May Halterman
4 Joe Kemmer
5 ??
6 Jake Kemmer
7 Aunt Babe (from Cindy Cole:  
"Aunt Babe is Justina Gassner and she was Alovis' sister.
She was named for her mom and they all called her Babe.
It took me awhile to find out her name as my mom just knew her as Aunt Babe."
Justina, is buried at the Cooper Mountain Catholic Cemetery.)
8 Ulie Gassner
9 ??
10 Ann Morton

11 ?? Teacher
12 "Momma" (from Cindy Cole: "My grandmother, Dora Miller")
13 Lillie Curtis
14 Pearl Taylor
15  Laura Miller
16 Orpliea Morton
17 Mary Miller
18 Clem Kemmer
19 Brother of #22
20 Wilkes girl
21 Georgia Miller
22 Sister of #19
Alois (1877-1942) and Dora Miller (1882-1942) Gassner
Both are buried at the Cooper Mountain Catholic Cemetery.
Gassner-Taylor General Store, Reedville, OR
As described in the "The Centennial History of Oregon", Alois and his brother, X.A., were partners in a store. Cindy told me that this Taylor sold his share to X.A. sometime after this photo was taken. X.A is buried at the Cooper Mountain Catholic Cemetery.
Gassner-Taylor delivery wagon.
Not sure who is driving.
 
Cindy Cole (granddaughter of Ethel Gassner) sent me these photos:

Hilda (born 1901) and Ethel (born 1907) Gassner
Hilda (b. 1901) and Leola (died at 2 years old) Gassner



Descendents of Thomas Miller

Email from Jana Lee Peterson

Date:            Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:04:09 -0600
From:            JanaLee Petersen <frozenscouts7gmail.com>
Subject:         George W Miller descendents?

Mark,

I found your webpage yesterday when I was searching for information on Thomas Miller who married Hazel Danford in Oregon.  They had a few children, two of whom were Ruth and Margaret.

I am trying to find out who these daughters married.  I am pretty sure that Ruth married Dale Rinehart and need to know if Margaret is the Margie Miller who married Elmer Buster Rinehart.  Do you have any information on Thomas' children?

Your website is wonderful.  There is so much information there and you have been so thorough in your research!  It is amazing.

I am not related to Thomas Miller but am helping a friend with his research, he would be a great grandson if I can make the connection.

Thanks for your time,
JanaLee Petersen


Email from Nita Rinehart Mede

From:            Nita Mede <glorylandfarmgmail.com>
Subject:         Tom miller
Date:            Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:47:41 -0700

I am the granddaughter of Tomas A Miller, son of Geo.W. Miller of Hazeldale OR. Went to school in Hazeldale down the road from my grandparents
I have storiies and pics if you would like to email me.

Nita Rinehart Mede of Cornville AZ
Date:    Sun, 8 Aug 2010 18:54:00 -0700
Subject:    miller family
From:    Nita Rinehart <glorylandfarmgmail.com>

I was looking at your site again and saw that you had pics of the graveyard at the top of miller hill road.

My aunt Jean is still alive and she knew all of the relatives there. I remember uncle Ed and Barbara very well. my cousin Sharon lived with them.

I can get you Aunt Jeans phone no. I am positive she would love to talk to you. She lives in aloha area.
--
God Bless
Nita
Nita,

I'll write more tomorrow but, in case you are interested, here are the death certificates for George Miller and Alice Smith Miller.

The certificate for George Miller was reported by your grandfather, Thomas.

Mark
Nita,

I did a little more searching on ancestry.com and see that there quite a lot about the Rinehart-Miller family there.

I saw your name mentioned once. I assume that you know the people who put this tree on-line.

Maybe you could forward my email to them.

I know a lot about Mary Alice Smith Miller's sister Laura who was my wife's great-grandmother.

My biggest mystery is who is the father of Mary Alice and Laura. Their mother is Eliza Mahaly Goens. Eliza was adopted as a child and raised by Polly Bollinger as Eliza Smith. It took me years to figure out who her biological parents are - and I'm still not 100% sure.

We don't know if Eliza was ever married. She had three children (Mary Alice, Laura, and Lori - Lori died young).

We found one reference that her husband was Daniel Smith - but that was only tenuous at best. This web page talks about her: http://www.silogic.com/clarno/Bollinger-Smith.htm

Mark

Nita sent me these photos. She wrote:

Date:    Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:28:20 -0700
Subject:    Tom Miller son of Geo W. Miller
From:    Nita Rinehart <glorylandfarm
gmail.com>

I pulled together some pictures of my grandpa Tom Miller. There is a rare one of his father George Miller. I hope you enjoy them all. If any questions just ask.

Can you find the picture of me?

I think that is Hilda who is married to Oscar. They lived in the old Miller house on the hill. I met her once as a child. We lived in Alaska so we did not get to see our relatives much.

I know a lot about the Danford/Adams family but did not know much about Millers. Thanks for all your info. I am going to visit my sister in Ridgecrest CA this week and I will show her your site. She might have more pics or info. Thanks again cousin!
--
God Bless
Nita
Nita,

Thanks very much for the photos, especially the one of George W. Miller.

We think that he appears in the wedding photo from 1919 of Cornelius Baker and Fay Etta Curtright. This might help us pick him out. We know that in the 1920 census, Laura Baker and her children were living with George and Alice Miller. (Alice and Laura were sisters).

I took the photos that you sent me and I added them to my web page about the family of George and Mary Alice Miller. (Mark's note: see below.)

Let me know if there are any corrections or additions.

Mark

George W. Miller with grandchild
Unknown date
It was suggested that the child in the photo is Hilda Gassner (b 1907). Trying to confirm this.

This photo helps us confirm our identification of George Miller in the 1919 wedding party photograph of Cornelius Baker and Fay Etta Curtright.
Click here for Cornelius Vanderbilt Baker's wedding photo.

1915 Thomas Miller and Hazel Danford
Wedding Photo

1941 Thomas Miller

1947 View from Miller Hill

1957 Thomas Miller and Truck

1957 Thomas Miller and Truck

1960 Miller House

1960 Thomas and Hazel Miller

1964 Thomas Miller on Dan's horse, QP Doll

Tom and Hazel Miller

Tom and Hazel Miller

Tom Miller House
Bottom of Miller Hill

Tom Miller House
Bottom of Miller Hill

Tom Miller House
Bottom of Miller Hill

Tom Miller with daughter, Margie (Nita's mother)

Tom Miller with mule

Tom Miller with Nita's dad, Buster R.

Tom Miller's Daughters, Ginger, Margie, Ruth and Jean
(Nita didn't tell me who was who.)

Tom Miller's daughters, Ginger, Margie, Ruth and Jean
One these kids is Nita.

Tom Miller's daughters, Ginger, Margie, Ruth and Jean
(Nita didn't tell me who was who.)

Tom Miller's daughter Margie


Descendents of Georgia Miller


Date:            Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:27:03 -0800
From:            Jim <jimmeinel.org>
Subject:         Miller web site

I ran across your web site of the family of George Washington Miller.  I am a direct descendent of one of his daughters, Georgia Anna Miller (b. 7-27-1890, d. 3-29-1945, m. Alfred Rinehart Meinel c. 1908).

If you could put me in touch with someone from that family I would be happy to exchange info.

I was at a dead end in my research at Wesley T. Miller and Minerva Deal (George's parents).  I see at the website someone has done a ton of work on that line.

Thank you in advance.

Jim Meinel
GG grandson of G.W. Miller


Cindy Cole sent me these photos:

1912 Eve Meinel
4 months old
1918 Ernest Meinel
4 months old
14 Oct 1917 - 22 Feb 1977 (LA, CA)


Descendents of Edward Harold Miller

Cindy Cole sent me this photo

Ed and wife Barbara Miller




Descendents of ... Miller

Cindy Cole sent me this photo
Date:    Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:53:24 -0700 (PDT)
From:    Cindy Cole <cl_cndyyahoo.com>
Subject:    Re: Photos of George Miller and Children

I was adding to my family tree from your website and discovered that I have a picture postcard with Laura Miller's children in it. I didnt realize who they were before.  So another mystery solved.

My grandmother wrote on the back of the picture the names she remembered.
 
They are:  sitting in front - Edward Miller, ???, Ethel Gassner
                standing in front far right - Lila Rambo
                standing in back - Harold Rambo, Hilda Gassner, Alma Rambo
 
Thanks
 
Cindy





Other Links

Cooper Mountain Cemetery on Grabhorn Road.

George Miller Genealogy by Keith Black
http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dirtymacblack&id=I1444

To:              dirtymacblackcharter.net
Subject:       Mary Alice Smith on your Ancestry World Tree
Cc:              angiebaker44hotmail.com
Date:           Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:30:38 -0800

Angie (copied on this email)  just came across your tree on ancestry.com. She and I have been researching the Smith family from Lincoln/Catawba/Gaston counties in North Carolina.

Mary Alice Smith is my wife's great grand aunt. Her sister Laura Smith is my wife's great grandmother.

We just found the 1920 census sheet that showed Mary Alice married to George Miller. I believe I also found Mary Alice and George in the 1880 census in Newton, Catawba Co, NC.

Some details of my research of the Smith Family at: http://www.silogic.com/clarno/Bollinger-Smith.htm

Mark DiVecchio


More at the All World Tree at ancestry.com
http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=*v125t0183&id=I046

1 George Washington MILLER b: 1859
+ Alice SMITH b: 26 SEP 1858
2 Dora Lee MILLER b: 18 SEP 1882 d: 7 JUN 1942
+ Alovis D. GASSNER b: 11 JAN 1877 d: 14 MAR 1942
3 Ethyl Elizabeth GASSNER b: 28 FEB 1907 d: 31 JAN 1990
+ John Robert JOBLING b: 5 JAN 1904
4 Living JOBLING
+ Living LEECH
5 Living LEECH
+ Living COLE
6 Living COLE
6 Living COLE
+ Living STAFFORD
5 Living LEECH
+ Living LANGDON
6 Living LANGDON
+ Living EBERT
6 Living EBERT
5 Living LEECH
+ Living CLUBB
6 Living CLUBB
+ Living HENDRICKSON
6 Living HENDRICKSON
4 Living JOBLING
+ Living MCKAY
5 Living MCKAY
5 Living MCKAY
3 Hilda Marie GASSNER b: 28 DEC 1901 d: 31 MAR 1973
+ ??? COOPER
4 Living COOPER
+ Oscar PIERSON
4 Living PIERSON
4 Living PIERSON
3 Living GASSNER
2 Emma MILLER b: 23 FEB 1879
+ George TAYLOR
2 Laura MILLER b: 9 MAY 1885
+ William GUY
2 Mary R. MILLER b: 18 NOV 1887
+ Herbert ULRY
2 Georgie A. MILLER b: 23 JUL 1890
+ Alfred MEINEL
2 Jakey MILLER
2 Thomas A. MILLER b: 7 MAY 1895
2 Edward H. MILLER b: 27 AUG 1896 d: 3 MAY 1973
+ Living BARBARA
2 John Wesley MILLER b: MAR 1898
+ Living ESTHER
3 Living MILLER
+ Living COOPER
2 Living MILLER


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