Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell)

25 Dec 1860 - 8 May 1945

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Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell)

25 Dec 1860 - 8 May 1945
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A few things in the lives of John Lockhart Miles and Jeanette McGavin Maxwell put together by Effie Jeanette Miles Nowland. Both John and Jeanette were born into LDS homes. The parents of each, on both sides of the family crossed the plains to the Great Basin. John l Miles was born in Cottonwood, Ut
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Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell)


Ioka Cemetery

Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah
United States

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John Lockhart Miles and Jeanette McGavin Maxwell

Contributor: chrysiD Created : 1 year ago Updated : 1 year ago

A few things in the lives of John Lockhart Miles and Jeanette McGavin Maxwell put together by Effie Jeanette Miles Nowland. Both John and Jeanette were born into LDS homes. The parents of each, on both sides of the family crossed the plains to the Great Basin. John l Miles was born in Cottonwood, Utah 1 April 1859. His mother was Rachel Mahulda Lockhart. She was born 24 Feb 1836 in Monroe, Mississippi. John's father, Benjamin Adrian Miles was born in Parkman, Ohio 3 Dec 1835. John was on of eleven children born to tis couple. The family consisted of 1. Benjamin Franklin married Rachel Shippin 2. John Lockhart married Jeanette Maxwell 3. James Henry married Hannah E. Wilkins 4. Edwin Hezekiah married Charlotte Walker 5. Margaret Mariah married Peter Casper 6. Mary Alice married Samuel A. Merritt 7. Albert married Mariah Louise Lyons 8. Lucuis Marion married Christine J. Huddelton 9. Ida May married A W marchant 10. Eva Maude married George Casper 11. Don Carlos John worded there on the farm in Cottonwood and was a very obedient child, and very industrious. As he grew up he met Jeanette Maxwell, and they soon fell in love. They had great times together at the dances, parties, round-ups and 4th and 24th of July celebrations, etc. Father loved to sing and dance and was a very happy person. Jeanette was born 25 Dec 1860 in Tooele, Tooele Co. Utah and was on of eight children born to Ralph Maxwell, Jr. and Isabella Berry McGavin. Ralph Maxwell, Jr. was born 30 April 1837 in Lankershire, Scotland and died 6 May 19-1 in Peoa, Utah. Isabella B. McGavin was born 4 Nov. 1837 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died 31 May 1911 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their family was: 1. Jeanette married to John Lockhart Miles 2. Ralph Wallace married to Fanny E. Walker 3. Isabella Catherine (Daisy) died at age of 15 4. Sarah Ellen married Stephen M. Walker 5. Robert Edwin married Clara Marchant 6. Arthur Franklin married Evalet Eldridge 7. James Alma married Lydia Sara Staker 8. Grace Ann married William Milliner Familes were very close in those days and both pleasures and tragedies were shared by the entire family. My grandfather, Ralph Maxwell, Jr. and my grandmother Isabella McGavin were married in the Endowment House in SLC. The Salt Lake Temple was under construction in 1853 and was 40 years in the building. It was dedicated in 1893. There was some reason for questioning the validity of the work being performed in the Endowment House so Grandfather and Grandmother pledged that which ever one died first would come back and let the living one know if the sealing should be done over when the temple was dedicated. I remember well the morning Grandma came over and said, "Net, your father just came and said 'We must go to the temple and be sealed there'. She was as white as a ghost and surely frightened me. She continued, 'Your father said, 'If you only knew what this pledge cost me Bella, we never would have made it. But go Bella.' Mother, Grandmother, Aunt Sed (Sarah) and Aunt Grace were soon on their way to SLC where the temple work was done. (Now back to John and Jeanette) After a courtship John and Jeanette were married on 3 Nov 1881 in the Endowment House in SLC. John was called to go to the Echo Canyon War, that was the reason for the Endowment House marriage. John and Jeanette settled in Peoa, Utah and were soon called on a mission to help colonize Arizona. There were no roads, but there was steep hills covered with rocks, swift streams and hostile Indians. These emigrants arrived in Arizona and named the place St. Johns. When the Captain discovered there would not be sufficient food for all the missionaries for the winter, he asked for volunteers to go back over that terrible rough trail. Father and mother and a close friend, Matthew Cowley, were among the volunteers. After they returned to Utah, Father worked on the farm there in Peoa during the summer. He had a meadow south of town and a farm up the hollow (called the New Field). Timothy hay was the main crop grown. They always had cows and calves, chickens, pigs, etc. After the summer crops were in and winter had come, Father usually went up to Idaho or Wyoming to work on the railroad to get money to help out. I always hated Idaho and Wyoming because I thought they just took papa away from us. As you know there were seven children in the family and one, the oldest, had passed away at 3 months of age. The children were: 1. Isabella Beatrice passed away at 3 months of age 2. James Guy married Susie Miliner 3. J. Edwin married Bertha (Bird) Bleazard 4. Ralph Maxwell married Eva Benson 5. Ruby Hazel married Edwin Wall 6. Effie Jeanette married James William Nowland 7. Grace Mahulda married John Elmer Angus Grace, Elmer, Bird (Bertha) and I are the only ones left now as of August, 1982. Our mother was a very versatile person. There wasn't anything she couldn't do well. She inherited a great blessing from her mother, which was nursing. She was always active in the Church also. In 1910 the Uintah Basin was opened for homesteaders so Father filed on a claim and settled in Ioka, Duchesne Co., Utah. Here for the first time we could raise our own tomatoes, melons, etc. , without their being frosted. It never snowed there. But there was Indians there too, not hostile however. Father was very busy farming and mother busy in church work and nursing but the family was never neglected. The doctor from Myton would call mother whenever he had a baby to deliver or other illness to attend. Mother used to be called all hours of the night or day on this work. she delivered many, many babies in Ioka and surrounding country. After the birth, I could go and work for the mother for the 10-14 days confinement (which was the custom then),. Mother never took any pay for her work. Ralph worked the farm, there in Ioka in later years. Father passed away 22 Nov 1936 in Ioka. He had been in ill health for quite a long time. Mother lived there on the farm until her death 8 May 1945. Ralph ad Eva's home was nearby. Mother had seven grandsons in World War II, and I think the worry contributed to the breakdown o f her health among other things. The one thin which describes Mother best was given to me only last year, 1981, in Roosevelt. A man who used to live in Ioka said to me "If the Lord ever sent an angel to earth, it was Aunt Net, your mother." There are many stories connected with my parents which I do not include in this short review. there never was a more loving, devoted, happy family than the family of John and Jeanette Miles.

Jeanette's nickname

Contributor: chrysiD Created : 1 year ago Updated : 1 year ago

Jeanette McGavin Maxwell went by the nicknames of Nettie or Aunt Net. Effie Jeanette Miles Nowland, Nettie's daughter and my grandmother told me this.

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Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was born on 25 Dec 1860
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 14 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 26 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 34 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 43 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 56 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 69 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) was 79 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) died on 8 May 1945 at the age of 84
Grave record for Jeannette McGavin Miles (Maxwell) (25 Dec 1860 - 8 May 1945), BillionGraves Record 10257914 Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States