Elzadia Emiline Miles

6 September 1848–16 August 1904 (Age 55)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elzadia Emiline

When Elzadia Emiline Miles was born on 6 September 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, John Mailes, was 24 and her mother, Lucy Perlina Ford, was 32. She married Reuben Gurr on 30 November 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 16 August 1904, in Colonia Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 55, and was buried in Colonia Pacheco, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Gurr
Elzadia Emiline Miles
Marriage: 30 November 1867
William Reuben Gurr
Enoch Elijah Gurr
Hannah Elizabeth Gurr
John Miles Gurr
Lucy Perlina Gurr
Sarah Bernette Gurr
Adelbert Gurr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Santa Anna returns to Mexico and becomes president. Sells additional territory to United States under Gadsden Purchase.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    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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    Story Highlight

    History of Elzadia Emline Miles Gurr Written by Lucy Gurr Rasmussen, Granddaughter.

    In the year 1848, Council Bluffs, Iowa was a small place where Saints who had joined the new faith of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints and called Mormons had gathered to make homes for …

    Sources (13)

    • Elzada Miles in household of John Miles, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elzadie E Gurr, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Elzadia E. Miles in entry for William Reuben Gurr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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