DR. EDWARD MILES GRAVESTONE PHOTO
South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, February 5, 1902:
Died: January 22, 1902
Dr. Edward Miles was born in Missouri, August 31st 1844. His parents moved to Indiana, where his father died when the son was six years old. His mother removed with her children to Wisconsin, where he lived until he enlisted in the Civil war, in the Fifth Wisconsin Volunteers. He was married to Adelia Miles, August 22nd, 1864, and six children were born to them, four of whom are left to mourn their loss. He came to LaFountaine, Kansas in the winter of 1880-1 where he practiced his profession. He was married to Laura C. Collet, August 28th, 1893, and in 1907 moved with his family to Bolton, where he continued in the practice of medicine until his last illness at which time he was serving as postmaster. He was taken ill with pneumonia January 17th, but his heart action was not strong enough to carry him through and he died of heart failure on January 22nd, 1902. He leaves a widow and two children who mourn their great loss. Interment in the cemetery at old Harrisonville.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.