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William Miles

MILES, William, a well-known livery stable proprietor in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in that county October 18, 1848, and there received his early education in the common school. He is a son of Charles and Martha (Moore) Miles, the former a native of Ohio and the latter born in Louisville, Ky. His grand parents on the paternal side, Martin and Betsy (Smith) Miles, were natives of Ohio, and his maternal grandfather, William Moore, was born in Kentucky. Mr. Miles was reared on a farm and stayed at home until he was twenty years of age, when he engaged in farming on his own account. About twenty years later he bought eighty acres of land in Eldorado Township and subsequently purchased eighty acres more, on which he lived until April, 1900. He then moved to Macomb and a year afterward bought a half-interest in the livery stable of Jesse Odenweller. In December, 1904, he became possessed of his partner's interest, and since that time has conducted the business alone. He is well liked in the community and enjoys a good patronage.

On October 27, 1876, Mr. Miles was married to Rebecca Smith, who was born and schooled in McDonough County. Their union resulted in four children, namely: Carrie F. (Mrs. Edward Leftridge), Charles, and Martha and Mary (twins), who are deceased. The political opinions of Mr. Miles are in harmony with the teachings of the Republican party.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 959, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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