Edwin Ruthven Miles

25 May 1838–2 April 1912 (Age 73)
Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin Ruthven

When Edwin Ruthven Miles was born on 25 May 1838, in Parkman, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Albert Miles, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Mariah Viets, was 28. He married Jane Ruth Wakefield on 11 March 1857, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 2 April 1912, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Ruthven Miles
Jane Ruth Wakefield
Marriage: 11 March 1857
Edwin Ruthven Miles Jr.
Thomas Miles
Mary Jane Miles
William Albert Miles
Loretta Lucinda Miles
Harriet Ann Miles
Alice Mariah Miles
Sylvia May Miles
Eleanor Miles
Franklin Wakefield Miles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1857Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1857: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 22
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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    Albert Miles

    History of Albert Miles (Father to Edwin Ruthven Miles) Albert Miles, son of Thomas Miles and Sarah (Sally) Seager, and grandson of Noah Miles and Rhoda Willcox, was born 22 Jan. 1812 in Canistee, St …

    Sources (52)

    • Edwin Wiles, "United States Census, 1870"
    • E R Miles Senior in entry for John W Harry and Lettie L Dowdle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Edwin R Miles im Eintrag für Mina Miles Roundy, „Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965“

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