Wade Hampton Miles

Brief Life History of Wade Hampton

When Wade Hampton Miles was born on 7 October 1867, in Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States, his father, Levi Miles, was 31 and his mother, Mary Luvina Cummins, was 24. He married Mary Alice York about 1899, in Athens, Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Drew, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died in 1953, at the age of 86.

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Wade Hampton Miles
Mary Alice York
Marriage: about 1899
Clara F. "Lucy" Miles
about 1899–1989
Mary Wade Miles
Minnie E Miles
Milton G Miles
Jamila Jean Miles
Charles E Miles
John Balpho Miles
Juanita Elaine Miles

Sources (10)

  • W H Miles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W H Miles in entry for John Balpho Miles and Grace Shepard, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Walle Miles, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Mile + genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or from its other Old French form Miles, a derivative of ancient Germanic Milo, based on the element mil, from mel ‘good, generous’. The Old French oblique case form was Milon (see Milon 1). Compare Millen and Millson .

English: variant, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, of Myhill , from a vernacular form of the Biblical name Michael . Miles Coverdale, the translator of the Bible, when in Germany, called himself Michael Anglus (‘the Englishman’).

Irish (Louth and Kilkenny): when not the same as 1 or 2, it is sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire, see Myles .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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