DR. M.R. MILEY & OLIVE M. & ALICE A. MILEY (800x525)

 Age: 74 years, 5 months, 8 days


DOB: January 17, 1915
Beecher, IL USA

DOD: June 25, 1989
Los Angeles, CA USA

Daughter of Dr. Michael Miley & Anna E. (Manz) Miley

Sister to: Alice A., Bernice E. (Albert A. Anderson Jr.), Mary E. and  Milton C. Miley

June 4, 1926 – Beecher Herald

1-scouting-for-girls-official-handbook-1926Girl Scout patrols one and two held a meeting at the home of Captain Myrick Wednesday evening at 7:30. The principal business transacted was the election of officers for the ensuing year. The new officers are listed below.


Secretary, Elizabeth Wehrley; treasurer, Florence Batterman; 1st lieutenant, Verna Adolph; patrol leader, Rosalind Hunte; Colorbearer, Rosabelle Boderius.


Secretary, Helen Batterman; treasurer, Florence Batterman, 1st lieutenant, Verna Adolph; patrol leader, Lorraine Schultz; Colorbearer, Olive Miley.

Instead of holding joint meetings as heretofore, the two patrols will now meet on alternate Fridays.

(Editor’s note: Olive was age 11)

Help Please

We do not have Olive’s obituary, but what we do know is:

Olive was born and raised in Beecher, IL


Attended Beecher High School three years

Olive Miley, Bloom High School 1930


Attended Bloom Township High School 1926-1930Olive Miley year book 1930


Olive Miley 1930 Bloom Township High School

Olive is in the middle row, 4th from the right









In the 1930 census, she was living at home with Dr. Miley, Anna & Bernice, attending school, with no occupation.

University of Missouri, Olive Miley 1932

University of Missouri 1932 Read Hall

In 1932, she may have attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Read Hall. (unconfirmed; we can only find one reference to an Olive Miley and can’t confirm by a good photo)

On Jan. 29, 1939, Dr. Miley died, and Anna, Alice & Olive were at his bedside.

In the 1940 census, Olive is listed as living with Anna in Beecher, working as a laundry maid, National Park.

On Aug. 22, 1953, the Beecher Herald reported that “Miss Olive Miley of Chicago spent a few days recently with her mother, Mrs. Anna Miley, who has been ill.” (this would have been in Beecher)

On August 21, 1954, Olive’s mother, Anna Miley, died.



Cruise ship Evangeline

In May of 1955, Olive traveled to Miami and Havana, Cuba. It appears that Olive traveled alone.

In February of 1956, Olive traveled to Miami, FL, the Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico on a first class cruise. It appears that Olive traveled alone.

Trans Wold AirlinesIn May of 1957, Olive traveled to London, England via Trans World Airlines.

In May of 1958, Alice & Olive took a cruise together to Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

We do know that Olive eventually moved to California to live with her sister Alice.

Neither sister ever married

Olive’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

Father & Mother: Dr. Michael Miley & Anna (Manz) Miley
Sister: Alice A. Miley
Sister & brother (twins): Mary E. & Milton C. Miley

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