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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Rutherford Thomas Miles

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


was born July 29, 1878, the son of Thomas B. and Harriet (CROW) MILES, the former, a native of West Virginia, and the latter, of Edgar County, Ill.  They were the parents of three children, Rutherford being the second in order of birth.  He received his education at the University of Illinois, Urbana, from which he was graduated on October 10, 1901.  Subsequently, he bought the grain elevator of George Pearce, at Fisher, Ill., and since that time he has been handling corn and all kinds of grain.  He has served as councilman in Fisher since the spring of 1903, and socially, is a member of the M.W.A., K. of P., and A.F.&A.M.

Mr. Miles was married November 6, 1901, to Miss Elizabeth E. POWELL, who was born in McLean County, Ill., daughter of A. J. and Agnes (RICHIE) POWELL, the former being a native of Maryland, and the latter, of Scotland.  Their family comprised seven children.  Mr. and Mrs. Miles have one child, Agnes Harriet, who was born May 8, 1904.

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