Henry Wilson Miles

27 April 1855–12 March 1926 (Age 70)
Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of Henry Wilson

When Henry Wilson Miles was born on 27 April 1855, in Marion, Alabama, United States, his father, Calvin Miles, was 29 and his mother, Lavinia Ann Matthews, was 22. He married Hester Ann Missouri Farrow on 2 October 1878, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Cloverdale, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 12 March 1926, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wilson Miles
Hester Ann Missouri Farrow
Marriage: 2 October 1878
Charles Franklin Miles
William Reuben MIles
Mary Ann Miles
Rosa Catherine Miles
John Henry Miles
Sarah Alice Miles
Eli Grant Miles
Jennie Eldora Miles

Spouse and Children

2 October 1878
Wayne, Tennessee, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Calvin Miles


    Lavinia Ann Matthews




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 6

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Henry Miles in household of Calvin Miles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henery W Miles in household of Calvin Miles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry W Miles, "United States Census, 1910"

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