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MILLER Family History, Part VIII

December 2013

Hazel (MILLER) SORRELLS (1892-1968)

11HBG4221. Hazel M. Miller was born on July 5, 1892, in California, likely in Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County. She married James Roy Sorrells of Santa Cruz County, Arizona, on the Mexican boarder, in 1912 or 1913. They had two sons, who were stillborn, and one daughter before Roy's untimely death:[Cen 1920,1930]

11HBG42211 Infant son 30 Oct 1922 30 Oct 1922 (0)
11HBG42212 Roy Sorrells, Jr. 25 Feb 1927 25 Feb 1927 (0)
11HBG42213 Dolly Ann Sorrells 15 Apr 1928 26 Apr 2010 (82)

Roy had also had a daughter Veney/Vinia(?) from a previous marriage, who was born about 1905.[Cen 1910B]

Roy reported their first son as still born, but did not name Hazel as the mother.[Dth 1922] Their second son, Roy Jr., was also stillborn, having died because of a knotted umbilical cord. He was delivered in Tucson, Pima County, and buried the following day at Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Park in Tucson.[Dth 1927]

Roy worked as a cattle stockraiser in Nogales and Hazel as a public school teacher. Their ranch was 12 miles northeast of Nogales along the Patagonia-Nogales Road (now East Patagonia Highway, Route 82), which was described in 1920 as being on Old Washington Camp Road and later as between the Tres de Mayo Mine and O.Z. Test Mine.[Cen 1920, Dth 1929]

Roy Sorrells was killed by lightening on the afternoon of September 19, 1929. He was 44 years old. Roy is buried at the City of Nogales Cemetery.[Dth 1929,Grave]

Hazel and Dolly stayed on in Santa Cruz County through 1930, along with her late husband's 16-year-old nephew Marvin Sorrells, his 60-year-old, widowed grandmother, and two lodgers.[Cen 1930] Hazel and Dolly eventually made their way to Sacramento County, California.

Hazel M. (Miller) Sorrells died on June 11, 1968, in Sacramento County, California. She was 75 years old. She was also buried at the City of Nogales Cemetery.[Grave]

Sources
  • Cen 1900: 22 Jun 1900 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1910A: 16 Apr 1910 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1910B: 22 Apr 1910 Census, Garces National Forest, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
  • Cen 1920: 15 Jan 1920 Census, Nogales Precinct, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
  • Dth 1922: Death Record 348/246, Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
  • Dth 1927: Death Record 397/166, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
  • Dth 1929: Death Record 396/E63, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
  • Cen 1930: 2 Apr 1930 Census, Santa Cruz Precinct, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
  • Grave: Cemetery, City, County, State, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

I. D. MILLER (1896-)

11HBG4222. I.D. Miller was born in May 1896 in California, likely in Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County.[Cen 1900] She was only known by these initials, which may represent her paternal grandfather, Isaac Dennis Miller7, who died the same month she was born.

Fabiola Hospital

The Fabiola Hospital was founded in 1887 by the Fabiola Association, a high society womens group that strove to provide healthcare for the underprivileged. The 1920s building boom in Oakland brought the greatest expansion for the hospital. The Great Depression brought an end to the hospital in 1932. It was later bought out by the Samuel Merritt Hosptial in 1940 and then again in 1942 when it became the first Kaiser Permanente hospital.

kaiserpermanentehistory.org

By 1920 I.D. she was working as a nurse at the Fabiola Hospital in Oakland, Alameda County, California.


Sources
  • Cen 1900: 22 Jun 1900 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1910: 16 Apr 1910 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1920: 15 Jan 1920 Census, Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, Alameda County, California

Arlene Ann (MILLER) OLIVERA (1897-1988)

11HBG4223. Arlene Ann Miller was born June 24, 1897, in California, likely in Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County. She married Manuel D. Olivera about 1917 or 1918 and had at least one daughter:

11HBG42231. Mae Loraine Olivera      

After their marriage, the Oliveras lived in Corral de Piedra Precinct in San Luis Obispo, perhaps referring to the town of Edna, midway between San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande[Cen 1920]. Their daughter was born in San Luis Obispo County.

By 1930 the Oliveras had moved south to Guadalupe in Santa Barbara County where Manuel worked as a foreman and superintendant at the creamery.[Cen 1930,1940]

Arlene Ann (Miller) Olivera died on November 23, 1988 in Santa Clara County, California while residing in Sunnyvale. She was 81 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1900: 22 Jun 1900 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1910: 16 Apr 1910 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1920: Feb 1920 Census, Corral de Piedra Precinct, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1930: 18 Apr 1930 Census, Township 9 (Guadalupe), Santa Barbara County, California
  • Cen 1940: 8 Apr 1940 Census, Township 9 (Guadalupe), Santa Barbara County, California

Harold F. MILLER (1900-1965)

Harold F. MILLER 11HBG4224. Harold F. Miller was born on January 30, 1900, in California, likely in Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County.

Orrin apparently did not marry and most of the time lived at home with his parents in Arroyo Grande. He work as a blacksmith with his father through at least 1920.[Cen 1920] 

In 1930, he may have moved up to San Luis Obispo and boarded with the Raymond and Marie Buck family while working as a laborer at a creamery,[Cen 1930] however, by 1940 his was back home with his parents in Arroyo Grande.[Cen 1940]

Harold's father and mother died in 1941 and 1943.

Harold F. Miller died on February 4, 1965, in San Luis Obispo County, at the age of 65. He is buried at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery in Arroyo Grande.

Sources
  • Cen 1900: 22 Jun 1900 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1910: 16 Apr 1910 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1920: 25 Feb 1920 Census, Branch Precinct, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1940: 5 Apr 1940 Census, Huasna Road, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California

Leland O. MILLER (1893-)

11HBG4231. Leland O. Miller was born in February 1893 in California, likely in Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County.

Clarence W. MILLER (1895-1965)

11HBG4232. Clarence W. Miller was born in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California, on June 5, 1895.[Draft 1917] He served during World War I and afterward married Ouida A. Sechrest, a native of Kansas, around 1924 or 1925. He was 29 years old, she was 21.[Cen 1930] They had two children:

11HBG42321. Mary Lou Miller --  --  -- 
11HBG42322. William W. Miller --  --  -- 

Before Clarence married, he lived in Hanford (Kings County) and worked as a fireman for Associated Pipe Line Company at Macks Station. He was described as tall, slender, with dark blue eyes and brown hair, while registering for the draft on his 22nd birthday in Fresno.[Draft 1917]

The Millers started their family in Los Angeles County, California, and moved to Hutchinson County in the Texas Panhandle by 1930. There Clarence worked in the oil fields and took on two boarders from the oil fields. They rented a home for $7.50 per month.[Cen 1930]

Later they moved back to California and lived in Oakland, Alameda County, by 1934. A few years later they resettled at 5913 Lime Avenue in North Long Beach, Los Angeles County. There Clarence worked as a superintendant for a transportation company. He earned $3,000 in 1939 and rented the home for $30.[Cen 1940]

Clarence W. Miller died in April 1965 at the age of 69.

Ouida A. (Sechrest) Miller died 31 years later on June 10, 1996, in Los Angeles County. She was 93 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1900: 9 Jun 1900 Census, Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Cen 1910: 21 Apr 1910 Census, Nipomo Township, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Draft 1917: 5 Jun 1917, World War I Draft Registration, Fresno County, California
  • Cen 1920: 2 Feb 1920 Census, Paddock, Lucerne Township, Kings County, California
  • Cen 1930: 9 Apr 1930 Census, Precinct 2, Hutchinson County, Texas
  • Cen 1940: 16 Apr 1940 Census, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

James Raymond MILLER (1898-1978)

11HBG4233. James Raymond Miller was born in January 1898 in California, likely in Arroyo Grande Township, San Luis Obispo County. He married Florence M., a native of Texas, about 1925 and worked as an oil pumper in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

James Raymond Miller probably died in April 1978 while living in Avenal, Kings County, California.

Maynard MILLER (1900-)

11HBG4234. Maynard Miller was in February 1900 in California, mostly likely in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County.

Orville MILLER (~1903-)

Orville MILLER 11HBG4235. Orville Miller was born about 1903 in California.

Dorothy Bernice MILLER (~1905-)

11HBG4236. Dorothy Bernice Miller was born about 1905 in California.