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Reuben Franklin Miles
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1841
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1916
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

Son of Noah Miles and Rachel Sumner. He married Elizabeth Jane Dalton 21 March 1868 in Oak Twp. Balfour, Mills, Iowa.
28 July 1890, Reuben F. Miles, aged 49 of Glenwood, Mills, Iowa. He was enrolled 4 Nov 1863 in Company G. 12 Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. He was honorably discharged 2 Jan 1866 at Washington D.C. He is now unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of chronic diarhea and piles and catarrh in the head, heart trouble, smothering spells, eyes effected and an ax wound in the left foot.
There are a few affidavits to the effect that he was married only once to, Eliza J. Dalton, from people that had known him for a long time.
Pension record dated, 25 Feb 1907 State of Oklahoma, County of Lincoln, Reuben F. Miles, 65 years of age and a resident of Avery, Lincoln, Oklahoma. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height 5 feet 8 inches, complexion, fair; color of eyes, hazel, color of hair, brown, that his occupation was farmer; that he was born March 16, 1841 at Adams County, Illinois. He lived in Iowa about 1894, Nebraska about 1900 and Oklahoma since.
Pension record dated, 23 May 1912, State of Iowa County of Pottawattamie:
Reuben F. Miles, age 71 years and a resident of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Iowa, then the same personal description is given. It says that he had lived in Iowa the last four years. Places of residence since leaving the service, 5 years in Missouri, 5 years in Iowa, 7 years in Nebraska, 7 years in Oklahoma, 6 months in Wyoming; and about 4 years in Iowa. Pension certificate # 595000.
Pension record dated, 10 Mar 1915, State of Iowa, County of Pottawattamie, Town of Council Bluffs. Questions were asked and he was to give the answers. Birth? Adams County Illinois, Mar 16, 1841. name of organization? 12th Missouri Cavalry. Army of Tennessee. Post office at enlistment? Savana, Missouri. Wife full name, Eliza Jane Miles (Dalton). Marriage date and place, 21 Mar 1868, brides home, Oak Twp., Mills County, Iowa by the justice of the peace L.D. Prindley of Glenwood. Is there an official or church record of your marriage? Should be at Glenwood, Mills, Iowa. He is living with his wife, he then gives the names of his children and their birth dates and places of residence, as of 10 mar 1915. O.K. Miles, born May 1, 1869, residence, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. A. E. Dawley, born, Nov 7, 1870, residence, Lincoln, Nebraska. Chas. A. Miles, born, 18 Mar 1873, dead age 9 months. Sarah I. Wood, born July 22 1876, residence, Columbus, Nebraska. Jennie G. Porter, born, May 5, 1878, residence, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Joe Miles, born, Feb 19, 1880, resides, Palisades, Colorado. Capitola Miles, born, Apr 15, 1883, dead, age 3 years. Elmer Miles, born, 21 May 1885, resides, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Essie V. Pike, born, Apr 24 1887, resides, Council Bluffs, Iowa. A record dated 5 Jul 1898 gave the children as Oliver K., Xenie E. and Josiah. All the others are given again as above.

Fairview Cemetery
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Oct 31, 2011
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Reuben Franklin Miles
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