Beecher Miller (1896 - 1957)

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Beecher Miller
1896 - 1957
c. December 17, 1896
Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas, United States
October 26, 1957
Denison, Grayson County, Texas, United States
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Denison, Grayson County, Texas United States
Beecher Miller of Denison, Grayson County, Texas United States was born c. December 17, 1896 in Van Alstyne to Jacob Warren Miller. Beecher Miller died at age 60 years old on October 26, 1957 in Denison, and was buried on October 28, 1957 in Denison.
Updated: October 22, 2020
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Denison, Grayson County, Texas United States
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c. December 17, 1896
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Cannon One Room Schoolhouse, Barber College


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October 26, 1957
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Denison, Grayson County, Texas United States
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Heart Failure
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October 28, 1957
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Denison, Grayson County, Texas United States
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Beecher Miller passed away at age 60 years old on October 26, 1957 in Denison, and was buried on October 28, 1957 in Denison. Beecher Miller of Denison, Grayson County, Texas United States was born c. December 17, 1896 in Van Alstyne to Jacob Warren Miller.

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Beecher Miller lived 13 years shorter than the average Miller family member when he died at the age of 60.
The average age of a Miller family member is 73.

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1896 - 1957 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Beecher Miller was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1928, he was 32 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1932, he was 36 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1943, when he was 47 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1957, in the year of Beecher Miller's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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