John Miles

8 December 1874–1945 (Age 70)
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Miles was born on 8 December 1874, in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Frederick Miles, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Love, was 19. He married Jane Broadway on 23 March 1898, in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in East Stour, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Semley, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. His occupation is listed as farm laborer in Motcombe, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1945, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Miles
Jane Broadway
Marriage: 23 March 1898
Alexandra Miles
Bessie Kathleen Miles

Spouse and Children

23 March 1898
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


    Alexandra Miles


    Bessie Kathleen Miles


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 6

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 30

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • John Miles in household of Frederick Miles, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Miles in household of Frederick Miles, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Miles, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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