Julia Miles

Brief Life History of Julia

When Julia Miles was born in 1861, in Iowa, United States, her father, Noah Miles, was 45 and her mother, Rosanna Rosina Durfee, was 33. She married William Stewart in 1885, in Mills, Iowa, United States. She lived in Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Gillette, Crook, Wyoming, United States in 1900.

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William Stewart
1863–
Julia Miles
1861–
Marriage: 1885

Sources (6)

  • Lula A Stewart, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lula Wiles, "Iowa, Church and Civil Marriages, 1837-1989"
  • Lula Wiles in entry for W. B. Stewart, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867

Nebraska is the 37th state.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

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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