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Miles, Zaidee Walker, 1863-1951

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1863-1951

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.

Citation

FamilySearch.org, via WWW, August 6, 2014 (Zaidee Walker Miles was born on September 4, 1863, in St. George, Utah, to parents Charles Lowell and Abigail Middlemass Walker; after death of her sister Ida in 1897, married brother-in-law Arthur Frederick Miles on May 17, 1900, in St. George, Utah, and together they had three children, raised sister's children; died on May 25, 1951, in St. George, Utah)

RootsWeb.Ancestry.com, via WWW, August 6, 2014 (Zaidee Walker Miles was involved in The United States Works Progress Administration (WPA), and wrote stories of the settlers of the area)

A schoolmarm all my life, 1996: p. 212 (Zaidee Walker; schoolteacher in Saint George, Utah)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charles L. Walker and Zaidee Walker Miles papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8222
Scope and Contents Materials include poetry and histories of Walker and his wife Abigail Middlemass Walker. It contains an undated bound volume of typed poetry on carbon paper by Walker, Walker's history of the St. George Temple copied by his daughter Zaidee Walker Miles, and a brief unbound biography of Abigail Middlemass Walker created by Zaidee Walker Miles. Materials dated 1939-1943.
Dates: 1801-1943

Zaidee Walker Miles biography of Abigail Middlemass Walker, 1943

 File — Folder: 3
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,...
Dates: 1943