Lizzie Alberta Miller (1875-1975)
Lizzie Alberta Miller
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Sex: Female
Birth: December 23, 1875
West Bedford,
Coshocton County, Ohio
Death: October 15t, 1975
Chicago, Illinois
Father: Samuel Hoobler Miller (1851-aft1915)
Mother: Mary Jane Smith (c1851-c1940)
Spouse/Partner: James Carruthers Borland (1877-1943)
Marriage: September 10, 1902
Coshocton County, Ohio
Children: Gene Iris Borland (1905-1905)
Genevieve Irene Borland (1905-1905)
Weldon Earl Borland (1906-2002)
Ruth Eleanor Borland (1914-1990)

Lizzie Alberta Miller (1875-1975)


Lizzie Alberta Miller was born December 23, 1875 in West Bedford, Coshocton County, Ohio to parents Samuel Hoobler Miller (1851-aft1915) and Mary Jane Smith (c1851-c1940).

Census records prior to marriage[]

In the 1880 census, Lizzie Alberta Miller was living with her parents in Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio, along with her brother Earl Smith Miller (1879-1942). In the 1900 census, the family still resided in Bedford Township, along with two new additions, Lizzie's sister Ethel Mae Miller (1883-1971) and another brother Everett B. Miller (1887-?).


On September 10, 1902, Lizzie married James Carruthers Borland (1877-1943) in Coshocton County.

Children by James Carruthers Borland[]

First in birth order were two twins who died at birth:

  • Gene Iris Borland (1905-1905)
  • Genevieve Irene Borland (1905-1905)

James and Lizzie also had the following two children who survived to maturity:


Lizzie died October 15th, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. At 99 years of age, she was survived by her son and daughter, two grandsons (including John Earl Borland), five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren (including Kevin Borland).


Lizzie was buried in Long View Cemetery, Bowerston, Ohio.

Memories about Lizzie Miller[]

The Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio published in 1909 wrote: "Alberta is the wife of J.C. Borland, who is engaged in the wholesale and retail meat business at Bowerston, Ohio. Of their three children but one survives — Weldon Earl. Earl Smith and Ethel May Miller are the other members of our ..."