Giles, Harry Marshall (Died on 24 Feb 1939)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Mar 1939, p. 47

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Harry Marshall Giles 65, died in his home at 1015 Chestnut avenue, Wilmette Friday, Febuary 24, following an illness which had continued from January 22.

Survivors are the widow, Edith, and one son, John Orr Giles.

Funeral services were held at the Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth on Monday, Febuary 27, interment being in Memorial Park cemetery.

Mr. Giles was widely known in insurace circles of the middle west. In 1895 he became associated with the Miller's National Insurance company, and continued that association until his death, with the exception of the period of the Spanish-American war, during which he was assigned to the battleship "Oregon," which played a conspicuous part in the destruction of the Spanish fleet.

From 1906 until 1932 he occupied the position of manager of the North-west department of the company, with headquarters in Minneapolis. In 1931 he became a director of the company, and in 1932 was made it's secretary, transfuring his headquarters to Chicago. In 1935 he was chosen president of the company, a position he held until the time of his death.

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2 Mar 1939
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24 Feb 1939
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Giles, Harry Marshall (Died on 24 Feb 1939)