Robert L MILLER Stella Malissa BUTLER Jennie NOMAIDENNAME Mini tree diagram

D Jesse MILLER1,2,3,4,5,6,7

12th Jul 18972,3,4,5,6,7 - Dec 19646

Life History

12th Jul 1897

Born in 1900 census Jul 1897; Date from WWI draft card, signed by Jesse himself; SSDI & WWI draft report 1898;  SSDI differs two days, reporting 14 Jul 1898.2,3,4,5,6,7

Dec 1964


Dec 1964

Buried in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

Other facts


Married Stella Malissa BUTLER


  • In 1900, Jesse Miller is 2 years old.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 3A, Hse #37, Fam #38
    Miller, Robt L Head W M Jan 1874  26 Married 5 years AR MS MS FarmerOwns
    Miller, Jennie Wife W M Feb 1876  24 Married 5 years 2 children/2living AR GA AR Dairy Woman
    Miller, Maud Dau W F Aug 1895  4 AR AR AR
    Miller, Jesse Son W M Sep 1897 2  AR AR AR
    Wright, Lete [Lettie?] Sister W F Nov 1879  20 Single  AR GA AR
    Wright, Lee R Brother W M Dec 1886  21 Single  AR GA AR Farm Laborer
    Wright, Robt Brother W M Nov 1889  10 Single AR GA AR Farm Laborer

    The relationship of the Wright individuals to the Millers is notclear.  They be half-siblings, or more likely step-siblings, of RobertMiller.  Jesse's birth date in 1997 is a year earlier than reported byhim in his WWI draft registration and in the Social Security records.The earlier report, in this case, would seem to be the more likelycorrect, reported, we assume, by his parents.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 May, North PrairieTownship, District 12, p 9B, Hse/Fam #172
    Miller, R L Head 36 Married 15 years AR MS MS Farmer Owns
    Miller, Jennie Wife 34 Married 15 years 5 children/4 living AR GA AR
    Miller, Mandie Dau F W 14 Single AR AR AR
    Miller, Jesie [sic] Son M W 12 Single AR AR AR
    Miller, Edna Dau F W 7 Single AR AR AR
    Miller, Robert Lee Son M W 2 Single AR AR AR

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Jesse Miller
    Residence Van, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Birth Date: 12 Sep 1898 Arkansas County
    Occupation Farmer
    Employed by Nearest Relative (Father?) R L Miller, Van, Arkansas
    Short, Stout, Grey Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 Stuttgart, Arkansas Arkansas
    Signed Jesse Miller, Monticello, Arkansas

    Notice that the date of birth on the draft card is different by twodays from the date on the Social Security records below.  I don'tunderstand the import of the name of the town Monticello, Arkansas,written below his name.  His residence is reported as Van, which is inArkansas County, while Monticello is two counties farther south inDrew County.  In general, I give more weight to the earlier date,especially where it appears to be reported by the individualthemselves.  As commented above, this principle leads me to supportthe date reported in the 1900 census by his parents.  Thus the yearwill come from the 1900 census, but and the day comes form the WWIdraft registration.  Further records may clarify this at a futuretime.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 February, District15, page 6A, Hse/Fam #111
    Miller, Robt L Head Owns M W 46 AR MS AR Farmer
    Miller, Jennie Wife F W 43 AR AR AR
    Miller, Jess Son M W 22 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Miller, Robt Son M W 11 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Miller, Mabel Dau F W 5 AR AR AR

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 April, PrairieTownship, District 25, page 1B, DeWitt and Ethel Rd, Hse #14, Fam #15
    Miller, Jesse Head Rents M W  32 First married at age 22 AR AR ARFarmer [b abt 1898]
    White, Stella M Wife F W  30 First married at age 20 AR AR AR [b abt1900]

    Social Security Death Index
    Jesse Miller
    Born 14 Jul 1898
    Died Dec 1964
    Last Residence not reported
    SSN 431-32-1503 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)


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