Jane Miles

Female22 August 1840–7 July 1912

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Miles was born on 22 August 1840, in Ecclesall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Miles, was 37 and her mother, Ann Mapplebeck, was 26. She married Charles Thomas on 29 April 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Moroni Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 7 July 1912, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moroni City Cemetery, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Thomas
Jane Miles
Marriage: 29 April 1856
Mary Ann Thomas
Olive Thomas
Sarah Jane Thomas
Prudence Thomas

Sources (23)

  • Jane Miles in household of William Miles, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Chandler in entry for Mary Thomas Fletcher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Jane M Thomas in household of Charles P Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

    Age 1

    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


    Age 3

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

    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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    Story Highlight

    Jane Mapplebeck

    Third daughter of Ann Mapplebeck and William Miles of Ecclesall-Bierslow, a parish in Yorkshire, England. Both of Jane's older sisters died as infants in England and only she and her younger brother, …

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