Henry Wilson Miles

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

The Life Summary 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 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 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

  • Marriage
    2 October 1878Wayne, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    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

    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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    Story Highlight

    In Memoriam Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Miles

    March 12 the spirit of Mr. H. W. Miles went to Him who gave it. May 8, Mrs. Miles joined her husband in the great beyond. Mr. Miles was born April 27, 1855. Mrs. Miles (Hesteran M Farrow) was born Ju …

    Sources (18)

    • Henry Miles in household of Calvin Miles, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry W Miles, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Henry Miles in entry for Hester Ann Miles, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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