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Nelson Miles born in Lansford, PA 1899 was the sixth child of John James Stickler and Ellen Clerke. He grew up in Lansford and at the age of seventeen moved to Hazleton, PA with his parents, when his father was appointed State Mine Inspector. For a short while he lived with his brother Walter in Cleveland, Ohio. He married Anna Louise Celiax, daughter of Brooks Celiax & Elizabeth Irwin of Hazleton in August 1919. Nelson worked in the offices of several coal mine companies and rose to become a success accountant/auditor at the firm of Day & Zimmerman of Philadelphia. Their first child, Robert Irwin, died shortly after birth in Cleveland, OH but Nelson & Louise went on to have four more children; Jeanne Elizabeth, James Irwin, Nelson Miles, Jr. and Nouise. Nelson and family lived in several coal mining communities, Frackville and Shenadoah among others, before finally moving to Lansdowne, PA.
In 1945, he died at the young age of forty six from a reaction to Novocain. He was talented in music, enjoyed singing, was an enthusiastic fisherman, and known for his great sense of humour.