Miller, Calvin Shurburn

Miller, Calvin Shurburn

Male 1833 - 1917  (83 years)

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  • Name Miller, Calvin Shurburn 
    Born 22 Dec 1833  Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Jun 1880  Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1896  Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Jan 1917  Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I43356  Sackett
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father Miller, John A.,   b. Abt 1813, Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Shurburn, Orpha F.,   d. Unknown 
    Children 2 children 
    +1. Miller, Calvin Shurburn,   b. 22 Dec 1833, Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1917, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Miller, Martha Maria,   b. 26 Oct 1837, Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1922  (Age 84 years)
     
    Family ID F15850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Loomis, Melissa T.,   b. 10 Feb 1839, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1863  [1
    Children 
     1. Miller, Herbert Loomis,   b. 3 Nov 1868, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1930  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F15849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1833 - Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Miller, Herbert Loomis - 3 Nov 1868 - Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Jun 1880 - Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1896 - Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1917 - Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Southwick Cemetery, Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1553] Biographical review: Hampden County, Massachusetts, (Ancestry.com), 641-643 (Reliability: 2), 22 Mar 2017.
      CALVIN S. MILLER, a leading farmer and one of the well-known and influential residents. of Southwick, Hampden County, Mass., was born in the town of Pomfret, Windsor County, Vt ., December 22, 1833. He was the son of John and Orpha (Sherborne) Miller, and grandson of John and Hannah Miller, the latter being natives of Windsor County, Vermont. John Miller was a farmer of note in the locality, a successful and energetic worker, making his mark among his neighbors and townsmen. He died on his farm in Windsor County, at the advanced age of ninety years. His wife lived to be eighty years old . In politics John Miller was a Whig. He and his wife were members of the Congregational church, Mr. Miller holding the office of Deacon. Their family consisted of six children, one of whom is still living. John. father of Calvin S., of this sketch, the oldest of the flock, resided in the town of Barnard, Vt., where he died in January, 1895; Crosby resides in Pomfret; Hannah died at about the age of seventy-five years; Matilda, Mrs. Barrows, departed this life at the age of eighty; Henry died in infancy; Lucius died when somewhat past middle age.

      John Miller, father of Calvin S., was born in Pomfret, Windsor County, Vt., and resided in Barnard, that State and county, after his marriage. He was, like his father, one of the leading men of the place, taking precedence in civil as well as agricultural matters, and becoming successful and prosperous. He was a Republican in politics, and was appointed to various offices of trust. He served on the Board of Selectmen, and was Assessor and Overseer of the Poor, besides holding other official positions. He and his wife were liberal in religious opinions. Mr. Miller was at the time of his death the oldest man in the town, being ninety years of age. He was twice married. His first wife, Orpha, was born in Pomfret, October 3. 1805, and died April 9, 1845. Her children were four in number. His second wife was Mrs. Sarah Wood, who bore him two children. The children's names were: Lucinda, who was born March 5, 1829, and died December 25. 1863. wife of Joseph D. Hewett, of Pomfret. Vt.; Lucius, born February 27, 1830, a farmer, now residing on the old homestead in Barnard, Vt.; Calvin 5., our subject; Martha, born October 26, 1837, wife of L. J. Sackett, a resident of Southwick, Hampden County, Mass.; Annette, born September 22, 1846, who died July 22, 1852; Edward, born October 16, 1848, residing in Barnard, Vt.

      Calvin S. Miller spent his youth with his parents, was educated in the district schools, and, after finishing his studies, engaged in farming. His first work on an independent basis was working by the month in the employ of the neighboring farmers. In 1856 he moved from Vermont to Southwick, Mass., where he took charge of a farm owned by S. O. Rising. In 1860 he bought .the farm, which consisted of one hundred and thirty acres, there making his home. In 1865 he sold the estate, and for a time engaged in the flour and feed business in Westfield. But in October of that year he bought another farm, which covers one hundred and four acres. On this property he has made many improvements, and carries on general farming, tobacco being his main production. Mr. Miller has been industrious, giving strict attention to his work, and has been very successful.

      Mr. Miller was married on January 1, 1863, to Miss Melissa T. Loomis, who was born in Westfield, February 10, 1839. a daughter of J. A. and Tryphema (Sackett) Loomis, both natives of Westfield, the former born July 14, 18I1, the latter April 9, 1814. Mr. Loomis was a wheelwright by trade, and in later years engaged in business as a travelling salesman, finally becoming a merchant in Westfield. His death took place September 2, 1883, and that of his wife October 4, 1878. Both were active workers in the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which they were members. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis had five children, of whom three are now living: Juliet A., born September 22, 1836, died May 13, 1865; Adelaide M., wife of Joseph Morgan, horn August 17, 1841, died December 9, 1890, in West Springfield; Melissa T. is the wife of our subject; Esther J., wife of N. Morgan, M.D., born December 18, 1844, resides in Springfield, Mass.; Edward A., born August 23. 1852, a hardware merchant, resides in Providence, R.I.

      In politics Mr. Miller favors the Republican party. He has not been neglectful of town interests, but has held various offices with advantage of the community, serving as one of the Board of Selectmen, as Assessor, and as Overseer of the Poor; and he is now Treasurer and Collector of the town, holding the latter office the past four years. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Congregational church in Southwick, Mr. Miller holding the office of Deacon.

      Researched Thurmon King; transcribed by by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2017.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 34687350
      https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34687350

      Calvin S. Miller
      Birth: 1833
      Death: 1917

      Husband of Melissa T. Loomis Miller

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Melissa T. Loomis Miller (1839 - 1928)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      New Southwick Cemetery
      Southwick
      Hampden County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Created by: Phyllis Gonska Bombard
      Record added: Mar 11, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 34687350

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1182] Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2017.
      Name Calvin Shurburn Miller
      Gender Male
      Birth Date 22 Dec 1833
      Birthplace Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont
      Father's Name John N Miller
      Mother's Name Orpha H

      "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F82X-Y29 : 12 December 2014), Calvin Shurburn Miller, 22 Dec 1833; citing Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, reference 71; FHL microfilm 28,665.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2017.
      1880 Census, enumerated 2, 3, or 4 Jun 1880 in Southwick, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States

      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      Calvin M Miller Self M 46 Vermont, United States
      Mellissa Miller Wife F 41 Massachusetts, United States
      Herbert Miller Son M 11 Massachusetts, United States
      John A Loomis Father-in-law M 67 Massachusetts, United States
      Ida F Fowler Other F 28 Massachusetts, United States

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH6V-FLV : 11 August 2016), Calvin M Miller, Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 282, sheet 149B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0534; FHL microfilm 1,254,534.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S680] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, (NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.)) (Reliability: 3), 22 Mar 2017.
      Name Calvin S Miller
      Event Type Death
      Event Date 11 Jan 1917
      Event Place Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender Male
      Age 83
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1834
      Father's Name John Miller
      Mother's Name Arpha Sherburn
      Certificate Number 2
      Page 191

      "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KB8C-Z3V : 4 December 2014), Calvin S Miller, 11 Jan 1917; citing Death, Southwick, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 2, page 191, State Archives, Boston.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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