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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