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Elkhart in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. Franklin L. Miles

 
 
Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
1. Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker
Side 1
Inscription.
Side one:
Born circa 1845 in Ohio. Graduated from Rush Medical College 1874. Moved medical practice from Chicago to Elkhart 1875. Began The Dr. Miles Medical Company 1885 to sell Dr. Miles' Nervine, Restorative Nerve and Liver pills, and other medicines; Miles was a Director and President of company. Purchased land here, on corner of Fourth and Franklin, 1900.

Side two:
Began Dr. Miles New U.S. Weather Almanac and Handbook of Valuable Information 1902. Incorporated Grand Dispensary Medical Company 1904; sold drugs and diagnosed patients by mail. Miles moved to Florida 1906; became a farmer. Medical Company's original incorporation was dissolved 1912. Miles died 1929; is buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart.
 
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Elkhart County Historical Society, Radiology Inc, and Ruthmere Foundation Inc. (Marker Number 20.2007.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.97′ N, 85° 58.575′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Franklin Street and S. 4th Street, on the left when traveling west on W. Franklin

Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
2. Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker
Side 2
Street. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the Hartzler, Gutermuth & Inman funeral home, just a few feet south of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 W. Franklin Street, Elkhart IN 46516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elkhart High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Gordone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elkhart County Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); E. Hill Turnock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elkhart Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bucklen Opera House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elkhart River Wharves (approx. half a mile away); C.G. Conn Company (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkhart.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Alka-Seltzer. History of Alka-Seltzer mentions Dr. Miles. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.) 

2. Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB). The IHB provides reference notes on the text of this marker. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Saia, May 31, 2012
3. Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker
February 6th 1904 mail order letter
Dr. Franklin L. Miles letter to mail order patient. image. Click for full size.
By Linda Saia, May 31, 2012
4. Dr. Franklin L. Miles letter to mail order patient.
Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
5. Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker
Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
6. Dr. Franklin L. Miles Marker
Dr. Franklin L. Miles Grave image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 22, 2011
7. Dr. Franklin L. Miles Grave
Dr. Franklin L. Miles grave that is described on marker, Grace Lawn Cemetery 400 James Street Elkhart, IN 46516. Gravesite: Lattitude: 41 40 59 N Longitude: 85 57 28 W
 
 
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