Pueblo County, Colorado
Miles G. Saunders

Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.

Miles G. Saunders is one of the most prominent representatives of the legal fraternity in Pueblo, where he has practiced his profession continuously during the past three decades. His birth occurred in Maryville, Missouri, on the 18th of July, 1867, his parents being W. R. and Helen (Sims) Saunders. The father participated in the Civil war as a member of the Confederate army and throughout his active business career he followed farming in Nodaway county, Missouri. His family numbered seven children, three sons and four daughters.

Miles G. Saunders pursued his education in the public schools of his native city and then, in preparation for a professional career, began the study of law under the preceptorship of Judge Ramsay, of Maryville. He was admitted to the bar in Missouri in 1887 and in the same year made his way to Colorado, entering the United States land office at Lamar. At the end of a year, in June, 1888, he came to Pueblo and has remained here continuously throughout the intervening period of three decades. In 1891 he was elected city attorney and six years later was chosen to the office of district attorney.

In December, 1891, Mr. Saunders was united in marriage to Miss Laura Jackson, a daughter of Joseph Jackson, of Maryville, Missouri. To them has been born one child, Esther. In politics Mr. Saunders is a democrat, while fraternally he is identified with the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918

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