Arthur Miles

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at a the of a at Arthur Miles. Arthur Miles, one of the most highly respected colored citizens of Meyersdale, died at his home on Main street last Friday as the result of Bright's disease and heart trouble. He was born in slavery in Virginia before the war and was aged 64 years, 6 months and 4 days. After his emancipation he learned the blacksmith trade and for many years conducted a smithy on Clay street where he did a thriving business. He was an expert horse-shoer horse-shoer horse-shoer and good all around mechanic and very industrious, industrious, thrifty and prosperous, and withal a devout Christian and a preacher and exhorter of no mean ability. He would not allow any profanity in his shop. Several years ago he bought the old Brethren church on Main street where he conducted conducted religious services for a while, having the distinction of being -the -the only preacher in Somerset county who owned his own church. Later his congregation reunited with the African M. E. church and resumed worshipping at Brown's chapel on Large street which most of them had temporarily left. Rev. Miles then converted his church into a residence and lived there with his invalid wife until the time of his death. Owing to ill health he sold his blacksmith shop about a year ago and had since lived retired. Funeral services were conducted by his former pastor, Rev. T. J. Wynn of Scottdale, Sunday afternoon, and he was laid to rest in Union cemetery. He was childless and leaves no relative except his widow. Arthur Miles bore a reputation reputation for integrity and right living that might well be emulated by his fellow citizens, white and black. t .1. . t. t

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  1. The Republic,
  2. 17 Sep 1914, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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  • Arthur Miles

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