Cornelius Voorhis Miles

22 July 1845–4 December 1926 (Age 81)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Cornelius Voorhis

When Cornelius Voorhis Miles was born on 22 July 1845, in Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, John W. Miles, was 35 and his mother, Susanna Mikesell, was 30. He married Charlotte Elvira Light on 29 June 1865, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Wayne, Webster Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 December 1926, in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Voorhis Miles
Charlotte Elvira Light
Marriage: 29 June 1865
Frank W Miles
Mertis Idellia Miles
Jennie Arizona Miles
John Edwin Miles
William Orlando Miles
Clarence Virgil Miles
Charles Homer Miles
Sarah Elvira Miles Martin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1865Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries - 1848: Yamhill, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1848: Yamhill, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Yamhill, Oregon, United States
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 22
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • Cornelious V Miles in entry for Clarence Virgil Miles, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Cornelius Miles in household of John Miles, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Cornelius V. in entry for John E. Miles and Mable E. Snode, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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