John Miles

2 August 1842–7 May 1919 (Age 76)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Miles was born on 2 August 1842, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Miles, was 39 and his mother, Ann Mapplebeck, was 28. He lived in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 7 May 1919, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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William Miles
Ann Mapplebeck
Mary Miles
Jane Batty Miles
Jane Miles
John Miles

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World Events (8)

Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1859 · Logan is Founded
Age 17
"\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
Age 21
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Elizabeth Briggs Welch, written by Eva Dunn Snow

Elizabeth Briggs was born the 22 day of December, 1799, in Walton Parish near Chesterfield, England. Her parents were John Briggs and Ann Bower. After her marriage to Nicholas Welch, she worked as an …

Sources (13)

  • John Miles, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Miles, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Miles - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: John Miles

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