29 May 1907
Milo Niles was born in Genesee Co., New York, July 10, 1828. Came with his parents to Ohio when five years of age. Was married at Wayne, Ashtabula Co., Ohio to Miss Sally Andrews on March 27, 1851. Two children were born to them, Boyd Wayland, who died November 6th, 1906, and Mrs. Lillie Brown of Adams Co., Wis, who was unable to be present at the funeral on account of ill health. He leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter, his son's wife, fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
He came with his family from Ohio to Green Co., Wis., May 30th, 1857 where they resided until Oct. 20th, 1893. His wife died Oct. 20, 1893. Since that time he had made his home with the family of his son coming with them to Hanover Tp., ILL. in October 1894. He died May 23rd, 1907.
Milo Niles enlisted in Co. K 16th Regiment of Wis. Volunteer Infantry Dec. 30, 1863, served until the close of the war and was honorably discharged July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Ky.
In later years he was fond of relating war experiences and especially incidents that occurred during Sherman's March to the Sea.
Although Mr. Niles had resided in this vicinity but for a few years, he had many warm friends, as kind and gentle manners and the feeling of good fellowship which he diffused wherever he met, people could not fail to make him a welcome visitor and companion to both old and young, and few men have ever received more respect and consideration from their own families than did Mr. Niles, and his demise will be received with sincere regret by all who knew him.
The funeral was held from the family residence on Sand Prairie on May 25th, Rev. H. J. Collins delivering the funeral address. Four old comrades, veterans of the Civil War carried his remains to their last resting place. The body was laid tenderly to rest in the Hanover Cemetery.
The JOURNAL joins the many friends of the family in expressions of sympathy in their affliction.