Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, September 22, 1949
Page 2   column 2
City Man, 75, Suicide
Victim; Found in Home
          Funeral rites were arranged today for  Louis S. Miles, 57, city native, World War I veteran and active Shelbyville Legionnaire who was found dead Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in his home at 217 E. Hendricks St.
          Dr. C. J. Price,  county coroner, said Mr. Miles apparently was a suicide victim and had shot himself through the left temple with a .22 calibre automatic pistol.  The body was found in a bed at the home by a brother  Edwin  of Waldron and the pistol was lying alongside the body.  The coroner added the Mr. Miles had been in ill health and time of death was set at approximately 4:00 a.m. Saturday.
          Mr. Miles, a lifelong resident of Shelbyville was born her on February 23, 1892, the son of  Ellsworth and   Minnie (Shadley) Miles.  He was a painter and paper hanger by occupation and also had been employed at the local American Legion headquarters.
          He served with American troops on the Mexican border and also served with the U.S. Army in France and Germany during World War I.  Mr. Miles was a charter member of Victory Post No. 70, American Legion.
          He is survived by his mother who resides at Waldron; one sister,  Mrs. Martha Wilson  of this city and three brothers,  Robert  and  Harry,  Shelbyville, and  Edwin of Waldron.
          Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with  Dr. Walter R. Hand  officiating.  Burial with members of the local Legion post in charge will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 4, 1944
Mrs. Naomi Alberta Miles
Dies at Hospital
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Naomi Alberta Miles,  34, wife of  William G. Miles,  who died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Major hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Ewing Chapel.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
          Mrs. Miles was born in Morristown April 9, 1910 and was the daughter of  Charles and  Clara Arnold.  She was married to William G. Miles June 9, 1934.  Their home was at 854 Miller avenue.
          Surviving are the husband; three children,  William Graham,  Carl Edward,  Elizabeth Marie;  her mother, Mrs. Clara Arnold, of Shelbyville; a sister,  Miss Effie Marie Arnold,  also of this city; one half-sister,  Mrs. Lillie Mae Sherman,  of Indianapolis, and a half-brother,  John Lewis,  of Fairland.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 27, 1941
Wife of Benjamin T. Miles Dies
Suddenly at Home Here -- Rites Friday.
          Death came suddenly Tuesday night to  Mrs. Josephine Miles  wife of  Benjamin T. Miles, at her home at 26 1/2 east Broadway.  The family was preparing to visit  Bert McKinney,  a brother of Mrs. Miles, who lives in Brandywine township, when Mrs. Miles suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at 8:00 o'clock.  Death followed at 8:50 o'clock.
          Mrs. Melissa McKinney,  mother of the deceased, died just four weeks prior to the death of Mrs. Miles.
          Mrs. Miles was born in Sugar Creek township November 4, 1887, and was 53 years, three months and twenty-one days at the time of her death.  She had lived all her life in Shelby county and had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past twenty-three years.  She was married to Mr. Miles April 14, 1925.
          Surviving, besides the husband, is one sister,  Mrs. Seldon Fogelsong, who with her husband made her home with Mrs. Miles, and four brothers,  Ora McKinney,  of Shelbyville,  Bert McKinney,  of Brandywine township;   Jacob McKinnney,  of New Bethel, and  Carl McKinney,  of Fenns.  There are also several nieces and nephews.
          The deceased was a member of the Old Union Methodist church and of the American Legion Auxiliary.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary with  Dr. C. A. Bowler  officiating and burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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