COL John DeBras Miles

COL John DeBras Miles

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 20 Mar 1925 (aged 92)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 7
Memorial ID 29718567 · View Source
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DEATH OF COL. MILES
Col. John D. Miles died yesterday afternoon in Fresno, Cal., and the body will probably be brought to Lawrence for burial, as this city was his home for many years. He was ninety-three years old.
Col. Miles was in the Indian service for many years going into the service at the time it was turned over to the care of the Friends church and remaining in active work until retired by advancing age. He bore his years well and some years ago said that he believed he would be able to follow a plow when he was 100 years old.
When the Cheyenne Indians, led by Chief Dull Knife, made the last raid of hostile Indians in Kansas in 1878, they broke away from the reservation in Indian Territory for which Col. Miles was the agent. His appeals to the Commandant at Fort Leavenworth for adequate troops were attributed to fright, with the result that the Indians brushed aside the garrisons at Fort Dodge, Fort Larned and Fort Hayes and some forty-five settlers were
massacred.
The old family home in Lawrence at 1530 Rhode Island street was remodeled years ago and is now the home of the Alemannia fraternity. Colonel Miles was married a second time and later moved to Texas where he resided until the death of Mrs. Miles after which he made his home in Fresno.
Six children survive him: Mrs. W.F. March of Lawrence, Mrs. O.J. Woodward of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. E.A. Kinsey of Princeton, N.Y., Mrs. L.C. Poehler of San Diego, Cal., and Herbert and James Miles of Fresno, Cal.
Lawrence Journal World March 21, 1925 Page 2


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL John DeBras Miles (7 Jul 1832–20 Mar 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29718567, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by MrPeepers (contributor 46934056) .