Emma Miles

22 July 1848–29 September 1921 (Age 73)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Miles was born on 22 July 1848, in Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Adrian Miles, was 39 and her mother, Eliza Frost, was 36. She married Wilson Creed Barker on 6 September 1866, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bear Creek Township, Henry, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 September 1921, in Henry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Deepwater, Henry, Missouri, United States.

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Wilson Creed Barker
Emma Miles
Marriage: 6 September 1866
Amanda Jane Barker
William Elmer Barker
Nina Delphine Barker
Mildred Barker
Joseph Barker
Daisy Barker
Emma Etta Barker
Lula Barker

Spouse and Children

6 September 1866
Buchanan, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 12

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Emma Barker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Miles in household of Adrian Miles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma Barker in household of Wilson C Barker, "United States Census, 1880"

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