Miles Orton

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Miles Orton
Miles  Orton

Personal details

Spouse(s) 1862 Mary Cooke

Country United States

Title owner -
Location at Orton Brothers Circus in United States

Miles  Cooke
Sarah Orton, Miles Orton, Bayard Orton and Nellie Orton
Biography details

Miles Orton , circus director in United States

Born 1836 in United States dead 1903 in United States , son of director R. Z. Orton .

Mary Ann Cooke was daughter of Thomas Taplin Cooke (1782-1866), of the Cooke's Royal Circus in New York (came from England, toured America 1836 to 1840).

In 1860 Mary Ann and her son WW traveled west into Iowa and joined with the Orton Circus. In 1862 Mary Ann Cole married Miles Orton (1836-1903) (Orton Bros Circus) on her husband's death but by 1871 Mary Ann & WW had left Ortons Circus to start a circus of their own.

Miles Orton had 2 sons from a 2nd marriage to Elizabeth Hayes, Norman and Myron.

Died of a stroke at Key West, FL, age 66.


Total: 3 children

  1. Norman Orton. Born: ?. Dead: † ?
  2. Gordon Orton. Born: ?. Dead: † ?
  3. Myron Orton. Born: ?. Dead: † ?


Siblings through the father R. Z. Orton ( -- ):

  1. Sarah Orton Born ? Dead: † ?
  2. Bayard Orton
  3. Grace Orton Dead: † 2000
  4. Nellie Orton

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Miles Orton
Born: 1836

R. Orton


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Hiram Orton

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Miles Orton in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Orton Brothers Circus | Orton family | Born 1836 | Dead 1903 | People from United States

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