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1875 Frank Miles was awarded second place in History and geography at the Trinity College School in Port Hope where he was a student. In a letter written 1 Jan 1968 to his daughter Judith, Edwin Schafer wrote that he had found an inscription "Trinity College School Port Hope, The 2nd History and Geography Prize, awarded to F.F. Miles, Form 11B, Charles J. Bethune, M.A. Headmaster, July 1876" in a copy of the book The Princes of India by Sir Edward Sullivan, published in 1875. [1]

1877 Ada Harte was awarded first place in natural science at the Ontario Model School in Toronto where she was a student. In a letter written 1 Jan 1968 to his daughter Judith, Edwin Schafer wrote that he had found an inscription "Ontario Model School, Toronto, 1st Prize Natural Science in Section I of Division 2nd, Presented to Ada Harte, The Ontario Department of Education, June 28, 1877" in a copy of the book Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. [2]

1880 On June 3, Frank F . Miles (age 20, born in Wisconsin, single) lived in Manistee, Manistee County, Michigan. Frank's father was born in England, and his mother was born in Canada. Frank was one of six boarders in a household. He was working in a sawmill as were the other boarders. [3]


Frank Miles, Chicago, 1882.

1883 Frank Miles and Ada Harte were married on October 31 in Bellville, Hastings County, Ontario. [4][5][6]

Frank F. Miles (age 24, resident in Chicago, born in Milwaukee, an accountant, son of Frederick B. and Ella V. Miles, religion Church of England) and Ada E. Harte (age 21, resident in Belleville, born in Hamilton, daughter of John and Eliza H. Harte, religion Church of England) were married in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario on 31 Oct 1883. Witnesses were C. W. Meakins, Jr, resident in Montreal, and Ella Maude Miles, resident in Chicago.

1883 The Hamilton Spectator announced Frank and Ada's marriage on November 2.

Matrimonial. At Belleville on Wednesday last, the nuptials of Ada E. Harte, of that place, and Frank M. Miles, of Chicago, were celebrated. The bride is a daughter of a former well-known resident of this city, at one time connected with the firm of Gurney, Ware and Co. Miss Miles, sister of the bridegroom, assisted the bride, while Mr. Chas. Meakins, jr., of Montreal, acted as groomsman for Mr. Miles. The esteem in which the bride is held was evidenced by an array of handsome tokens. The happy couple left for New York via Montreal, thence to Chicago, where they will make their future home.

1884 Marion Elise Miles, daughter of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on July 27 in Cook County, Illinois.

1886 Ella Frances Miles, daugher of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on February 9 in Cook County, Illinois.

1888 Frederic Allen Miles, son of Francis F. Miles and Ada E. Harte, was born on May 3 in Hyde Park, Cook County, Illinois. [7]

1888 F.F. Miles registered to vote in Chicago on October 16, 1888. He was born in Wisconsin, and his residence was 309 53rd St. He had been living there for 16 months, and he had been living in the county and state for 8 years. He voted (ballot number 63). [8]

1890 Marshall Gilbert Miles, son of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on January 27 in Cook County, Illinois.

1891 Dorothy Louise Miles, daughter of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on September 21 in Cook County, Illinois.

1893 Roderick Miles was born on May 14 in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario. [9]


Frank Miles, Chicago, November 1895.


Ada Harte Miles, Chicago Nov. 1895

1895 Evelyn Miles, daughter of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on January 25 in La Grange, Cook County, Illinois.

1895 Douglas Roderick Miles died on December 8 at age 2 in Cook County, Illinois. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [10] [11] He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. [12] Douglas died of diphtheria.

Judith (Schafer) (Chevalley) Hiss recalled being told that Frank went to get a doctor on a wintry day when Allen, Marshall and Douglas were ill with diphtheria. Marshall recovered, but Allen (about age 8) and Douglas (age 2) died that year. Frank developed tuberculosis and died about four years later. He lived and worked in Arizona for a short time in the early stages of his TB. The older children stayed with their grandmother Ella Victoria Smith Miles in Chicago while their parents were in Arizona. Philip Armour ("P.D.") transferred Frank to Omaha, Nebraska, and then to Longmont, Colorado (higher elevation) in 1900. Ella Frances lived with them in Colorado during her second year of high school. After Frank died, the family moved to Hamilton, Ontario where Ella completed high school in one year and then attended McDonald Institute, a two-year teachers' college. [13]

1896 Frederick Allen Miles died on February 20 in Cook County, Illinois at age 7. [14] He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. [15] His nickname, Johnny, is inscribed on his tombstone. He died of meningitis.

1896 Frank Harry Miles, son of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on July 18 in Cook County, Illinois.

1899 Margaret Leslie Miles, daughter of Frank F. and Ada E. Miles, was born on July 25 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

1900 On 9 June, Frank F. Miles (age 40, born August 1859 in Wisconsin) and family lived on Main Street, Longmount, Boulder County, Colorado. His father was born in England and his mother in Canada. His occupation was capitalist. Frank's wife Ada (age 37, born Oct 1863 in Canada) had had 8 children and 7 were living. Her father was born in Ireland and her mother in England. Frank and Ada had been married 16 years. Their children were daughters Marion (age 15, born July 1884) and Nellie (age 14, born Feb 1886), son Marshall (age 10, born Jan 1890), daughters Dorothy (age 8, born Sept 1891) and Evelyn (age 5, born Feb 1895), son Frank (age 2, born July 1897), and daughter Margaret (age 10/12, born July 1899). All of the children were born in Illinois. Also in the household was sister-in-law Sarah E. Harte (age 26, born August 1873 in Canada). [16]

Frank was an Armour & Co. executive. A set of letters from Philip D. Armour to Frank Miles was donated to the Washington State University Library by Edwin G. Schafer in 1965. These letters are in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, call number Cage 1605.

1901 In the Census of Canada, Ada E. Miles (age 38, born 31 October, 1862) lived in Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada with children Marion E (age 16), Ella F (age 15), Marshall G (age 11), Dorothy L (age 9), Evelyne A (age 6), Frank H (age 4), and Margaret S (age 1). [17]

1910 On April 18, Ada E. Miles (age 47, born in Canada), widow, lived at 106 North Madison in La Grange Village, Lyons Township, Cook County, Illinois with her children Marion E (age 25), Ella F (age 24), Marshall G (age 20), Dorothy L (age 18), Evelyn A (age 15), Frank H (age 13), and Margaret L (age 10). All the children were born in Illinois, except Margaret who was born in Nebraska, and their father was born in Wisconsin. Ada's father was born in Ireland and her mother in Canda.[18][19]


Ada Harte Miles.

1922 Ada Elinor Miles applied for a U.S. passport on August 30. She stated that she was born on the 31st day of October 1862 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and that her husband, now deceased, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lived outside the U.S. from her birth until 31 October 1883 and from January 1901 to September 1903 and that her current domicile was La Grange, Illinois. She stated that she was about to go abroad temporarily and would return within 3 years. She desired a passport to visit China to visit relatives and to visit Japan for sight seeing. She intended to depart from Vancouver on October 5. She was age 59, stature 5 feet 1/2 inches, with white hair and light grey eyes. Margaret Miles, teacher, of La Grange, Illinois, [Ada's daughter] attested to the accuracy of the passport application. The passport was issued on September 2. [20]

1924 On February 25, Ada Elinor Miles of La Grange, Illinois (age 61y 3m, Marital Status: W), arrived at Ellis Island on the ship Antonia from Southampton, England. [21]

1945 Ada Elinor Miles died on April 11 in Pullman, Whitman County, Washington.


Footnotes:

[1] Family Document, Letter from Edwin Schafer to his daughter Judith, 1968.

[2] Family Document, Letter from Edwin Schafer to his daughter Judith, 1968.

[3] US census, 1880, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[4] Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[5] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, [AncestryImage].

[6] Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[7] Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[8] Chicago Voter Registration

[9] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[10] Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, Certificate no. 00001235, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[11] Illinois State Archives, Illinois Statewide Death Index, Name of decedent: Douglas R MIles, certificate 00001235, [Illinois_Archives].

[12] Find A Grave Memorial 135016456, [FindAGrave].

[13] Personal Communication, Judith Schafer Chevalley Hiss.

[14] Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, Certificate no. 00012041, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[15] Find A Grave Memorial 135016644, [FindAGrave].

[16] United States Census, 1900, [FamilySearchImage].

[17] Canada census, 1901, Ontario, Hamilton, Ward/Quartier No 1, [AncestryImage].

[18] US census, 1910, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[19] United States Census, 1910, lines 46-50 and next page lines 51-53, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[20] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Roll 2093 - Certificates: 216226-216599, 01 Sep 1922-05 Sep 1922, [AncestryImage].

[21] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Roll 3455, 1924, Manifest Line Number: 0006, [AncestryImage].


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