Alfred Lester Miles

2 April 1896–4 August 1969 (Age 73)
Dongola, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alfred Lester

When Alfred Lester Miles was born on 2 April 1896, his father, William Jasper Miles, was 37 and his mother, Susan Ann Toler, was 31. He married Dora Maude Sitter in 1918, in Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Stokes Precinct, Union, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 4 August 1969, at the age of 73, and was buried in Anna Cemetery, Anna, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Alfred Lester Miles
Dora Maude Sitter
Marriage: 1918
Leon Miles
Darrell Olin Miles

Spouse and Children

Union, Illinois, United States


    Leon Miles


    Darrell Olin Miles


Parents and Siblings

    William Jasper Miles


    Susan Ann Toler




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): via Old French from the Germanic personal name Milo, of unknown etymology. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the form Miles (oblique case Milon). In English documents of the Middle Ages the name sometimes appears in the Latinized form Milo (genitive Milonis), although the normal Middle English form was Mile, so the final -s must usually represent the possessive ending, i.e. ‘son or servant of Mile’.2 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Mihel, an Old French contracted form of Michael .3 English: occupational name for a servant or retainer, from Latin miles ‘soldier’, sometimes used as a technical term in this sense in medieval documents.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester Miles in household of Jasper Miles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lester Miles, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester Miles, "United States Census, 1940"

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