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PVT Joseph O Miles

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PVT Joseph O Miles

Birth
Keeler Bay, Grand Isle County, Vermont, USA
Death 19 Dec 1939 (aged 92)
Hayden Lake, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Burial Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Plot G-11-11 North 8'
Memorial ID 6381902 View Source

Listed as the last member of the G.A.R. with the A.T. Reynolds Post of CDA, Idaho

History of Garfield County, Washington (Published 1906)
JOSEPH O. MILES resides about two miles west from Mayview postoffice where he is handling an estate of seventeen hundred acres, part of which belongs to himself and the balance he rents. He was born in Lamoille county, Vermont, in 1847, the son of Stephen and Susan (Bickford) Miles, natives of Connecticut and Vermont respectively. The father came to Vermont with his parents when a boy and there grew up a prominent and wealthy farmer. The mother of our subject came from a family of pioneers and patriots, her father, Henry Bickford, being a veteran of the War of 1812. Joseph was educated in the common schools of Vermont during the first sixteen years of his life, and then, on January 4, 1863, enlisted in Company K, Eight Vermont Infantry, to fight for the stars and strips. He participated in the Red river expedition and was then transferred to the Army of the Potomac. He was with Sheridan in the Shenandoah raid and was then transferred to General Hancock's First Veteran Corps, where he served until July 9, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. After the war Mr. Miles came to Wabasha County, Minnesota, arriving there in 1865. For a time he labored for wages and then engaged in farming for himself. His labors continued there until 1888, when he moved to the west, locating in southeastern Washington. Since that time he has been most of the time in Garfield county and now is numbered with the prosperous farmers of this section.
-In 1872 Mr. Miles married Miss Elvira Proctor, a native of Wisconsin. To them two children have been born, Fred and Susie.
-Mr. Miles is a member of the G.A.R. and a man who takes a lively interest in political matters and local affairs. He is esteemed in the community where he lives and has shown himself to be a good and substantial man.
pg. 633
https://archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00shav/page/633/mode/1up?q=620
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