Viola Elsie MILLER

Female 1888 - 1979  (90 years)


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  • Name Viola Elsie MILLER 
    Born 6 Aug 1888  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Jan 1979  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Living with mother in Parker, South Dakota, at the time of the 1910 census.

      Social Security Death Index: SS#: 527-31-8135, Issue state: AZ; birth: 6 Aug 1888; death Jan. 1979, death state AZ; last known residence: Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, 85006.

      Gravestone states birthdate as August 6, 1887.

      Married sometime between 1907 and 1911.

      Obituary from the Phoenix newspaper:

      “Viola Collins
      Services for Viola Elsie Collins, 91, who died Jan. 21, 1979, in the Desert Haven Nursing Home, will be in South Dakota.
      Mrs. Collins, of 2645 E. Thomas, was born in Parker, S.D., and moved to Phoenix in 1929.
      Mrs. Collins is survived by a son, Cleo Earl; and two grandchildren.”
    Person ID I242  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2013 

    Father Adolph MILLER,   b. 29 Jan 1845, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1901, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Augusta Amalia MILLER,   b. 14 Feb 1845, Waltersdorf, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1918, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1868  Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Miller Siblings, children of Adolph and Augusta Miller.
    Miller Siblings, children of Adolph and Augusta Miller.
    Two different snapshots taken at same family reunion held on August 5, 1950 in the City Park in Parker, South Dakota. L to R: Hulda Miller Kieni, Rudolph Miller, Viola Miller Collins, and Max Miller.
    Miller, Adolph and wife, Augusta Amalia Miller.
    Miller, Adolph and wife, Augusta Amalia Miller.
    Documents
    Land Records.  Miller, Adolph and wife Augusta.  Sell land to their son-in-law, Henry W. Kieni, who lived in Humboldt, South Dakota.  1900.
    Land Records. Miller, Adolph and wife Augusta. Sell land to their son-in-law, Henry W. Kieni, who lived in Humboldt, South Dakota. 1900.
    Hulda Miller, Adolph and Augusta Miller's daughter, married Henry W. Kieni in 1892.
    Headstones
    Miller, Adolf and Augusta
    Miller, Adolf and Augusta
    Histories
    Newspaper Articles.  Miller Family Reunion.  August 5, 1950.
    Newspaper Articles. Miller Family Reunion. August 5, 1950.
    Reunion was held at City Park, Parker, Turner County, South Dakota. Article appeared in the 10 Aug 1950 edition of The New Era newspaper, published in Parker, South Dakota.
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet

    Family George Earl COLLINS,   b. 7 Mar 1890, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1971, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1911  South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mell COLLINS
    +2. Cleo Earl COLLINS,   b. 18 Jul 1919, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1995, Ventura, Ventura, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Documents
    Marriage.  Collins, G. Earl and Viola Miller Collins.  50th wedding anniversary announcement.
    Marriage. Collins, G. Earl and Viola Miller Collins. 50th wedding anniversary announcement.
    Article appeared in The New Era, Parker, South Dakota, Tuesday, March 16, 1961.
    Histories
    Newspaper Articles.  Miller Family Reunion.  August 5, 1950.
    Newspaper Articles. Miller Family Reunion. August 5, 1950.
    Reunion was held at City Park, Parker, Turner County, South Dakota. Article appeared in the 10 Aug 1950 edition of The New Era newspaper, published in Parker, South Dakota.
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Aug 1888 - Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1911 - South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan 1979 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Miller Siblings, children of Adolph and Augusta Miller.
    Miller Siblings, children of Adolph and Augusta Miller.
    Two different snapshots taken at same family reunion held on August 5, 1950 in the City Park in Parker, South Dakota. L to R: Hulda Miller Kieni, Rudolph Miller, Viola Miller Collins, and Max Miller.
    Miller, Augusta.  Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Miller, Augusta. Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Assumed to have been taken sometime between 1909 and 1918. Identity of individuals not confirmed, but it is possible that they are Viola Miller Collins (woman in center of photograph), Elsie Miller Strobel (child next to Viola), and Augusta Miller, woman at far right of picture. Assumed date based on the fact that Elsie went to live with her grandmother in Parker after the death of her mother in August 1909. The 1910 U.S. Federal Census lists Augusta, Viola, and Elsie living at their home in Parker. Home was listed as being on 3rd Street.

    Documents
    Land Records.  Miller, Max.  Purchases Miller homestead farm from mother and siblings, after the death of his father.  1911.
    Land Records. Miller, Max. Purchases Miller homestead farm from mother and siblings, after the death of his father. 1911.
    Adolph Miller died in 1901. After his death, his wife, Augusta, and his children Paul, Hulda, Rudolph, Viola, and Max, jointly owned Adolph Miller's homestead farm. In 1911, Max bought out the interests of his mother and siblings and became sole owner of the Miller homestead farm.

    Headstones
    Collins, Viola Miller
    Collins, Viola Miller

    Albums
    Lowell, Miller, and Volsch Land Transactions in SD
    Lowell, Miller, and Volsch Land Transactions in SD (11)
    This album contains land records that occurred in three counties in Dakota Territory and later in South Dakota that involved members of the Lowell, Miller, or Volsch families.