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Zaidee Walker Miles biography of Abigail Middlemass Walker, 1943

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Identifier: MSS 8222

Scope and Contents

Written by her daughter Zaidee Walker Miles, this 26 page typed life sketch portrays Abigail Middlemass Walker's family history, life, and service.

Zaidee writes extensively of Abigail's childhood, describing it as "a good living, plain but wholesome." She also details her early marriage to Charles Lowell Walker and relocation to Southern Utah when they were called to the "Cotton Mission" in 1862. Zaidee also describes Abigail's legacy of tireless service to her family, neighbors, and community. Materials dated 1943.


  • 1943


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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles L. Walker and Zaidee Walker Miles papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Zaidee Walker Miles (1863-1951) was a schoolteacher and author in Saint George, Utah.

Zaidee Walker Miles was born on September 4, 1863, in St. George, Utah, to parents Charles Lowell and Abigail Middlemass Walker. She trained as a teacher, and taught school in Saint George. After the death of her sister, Ida, in 1897, she married her brother-in-law Arthur Frederick Miles on May 17, 1900, in St. George, Utah. Together they had three children. Miles was interested in family history as well as the history of Saint George, where she grew up. She was involved in The United States Works Progress Administration (WPA), and wrote stories of the settlers of the area.

Miles died on May 25, 1951, in St. George, Utah.


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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States