Sunday, January 29, 2012

Millers in Love - Call for Submissions

This is another shout out to all our Miller relatives!  I previously made an announcement here http://ourmillerhistory.blogspot.com/2012/01/millers-in-love-valentines-day.html to challenge all of you to submit your stories about how you or your ancestors met, courted, fell in love and married for special posts for February.  Mary Alice was quick to respond with her own story ~ thanks so much Mary!!

If you don't know how they met, a wedding picture or just a newspaper announcement will work just fine.   Really, even if you don't have that, certainly you know they did get married!  Just a tidbit about their wedding day or honeymoon would be perfect.

I have a few items that I can share - wedding pictures of my grandparents (Warren and Thelma) and my parents (Bruce and Kat), but I need lots more!!  Please e-mail me at tanya-we@hotmail.com and let me know what you have!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Millers in Love ~ A Valentine's Day Challenge

This is a challenge to all family members.  In recognition of Valentine's Day, I would like to post our Miller love stories!  Between now and February 1, I would like each of you to write a short story describing how you or your Miller parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, really any Miller family member found each other, courted, fell in love and married.  If all you  have is a wedding picture or even a newspaper announcement, that would be great also. 

To give you an example, here is a recitation by Grandaddy (Warren Miller) and how he found Granny (Thelma):
In June, 1922, I went to Gore, Oklahoma to build a bridge across the Arkansas River.  I first stayed in Gore, Oklahoma and in July, 1922, I moved across the river to Webbers Fall, Oklahoma.  I was living with Mr. John Wooly and his wife Mrs. Alma Wooly and they was sure fine people.
In August 22, 1922 I was invited to a young lady's birthday party.  It was her 18th birthday.  I met her and her name was Thelma T. Tittle.  So I dated and courted her until March 14, 1923.  We got married on March 14, 1923, at Muscogee, Oklahoma.  We continued to live with Mr. and Mrs. Wolly until the last of April 1923.  We went to Lawrenceville, Illinois.
Direct and to the point ~ that was Grandaddy!!  But, what great information he provided.  He wrote quite a bit more that some of you may have seen at prior reunions and I'll definitely share here soon.

Gather up your stories, pictures, documents and anything else you care to share for our Valentine month postings!  I need everyone's help to get these stories out there!!  E-mail them to me at tanya-we@hotmail.com.  If you have a picture or document that's not scanned, let me know and we'll figure out how to get it done so we can post it.  If you know a relative that's not following the blog or doesn't use the computer, then submit their story for them.  It would be great if we could amass enough stories for each day in February!!

By the way, I have several marriage certificates I ordered from the Washington County Clerk's office several years back and will share those during February.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday, Rosewell C. and Madeline R. Miller

 Rosewell C. Miller was the fourth child of Colquitt and Amanda.  I always knew him as Uncle Dick but others called him RC.  I think Uncle Dick was quite a character and Aunt Madeline did her best to keep him in line!  Aunt Madeline and Uncle Dick had been married 59 years.


Rosewell C.
Nov. 19, 1905
Aug. 21, 1992

Madeline R.
Mar. 24, 1914
Jan. 10, 2008

Wed Apr. 15, 1933

New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery
New Hope, Washington County, Florida


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Vida Rucker King and Richard E. Rucker


Vida (Miller) Rucker King was the third oldest child of Colquitt and Amanda Miller.










Vida (Miller) Rucker King
B:  Dec. 13, 1903
D:  Oct. 19, 1977

Richard E. ("Buck) Rucker
B:  Sept. 24, 1901
D: Mar. 17, 1972

Parkhill Cemetery
Columbus, GA

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How did James Lewis Miller Die?

At the 2011 Miller Reunion, during our "business meeting", this question was asked of Kelly.  Here's a copy of the newspaper article in The Chipley Banner about James Lewis:


I would love to know what my 2nd great grandfather spoke about - what was he so passionate about that caused a heart attack?