Capt. Miles M. Trowbridge obituary
Capt. Miles M. Trowbridge, passed away at his late home in Portland, Oregon, July 12th.
He was born in Wisconsin May 22, 1843 where he lived until 1861 when he enlisted in the Wisconsin Infantry. He was seriously injured in the battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862 and was discharged. He remained at home and in the fall of '63 moved with his father to Lyle Minn.
Mr. Trowbridge held the office of town clerk, town treasurer and chairman of the board of supervisors in the town of Lyle and in 1877 he was elected county commissioner from the southwest district. He held the office for three years and was quite instrumental in the erection of the court house. The people voted not to issue bonds for that purpose and as the records were unsafe under existing conditions, he with others wisely disregarded present popularity and voted to raise the necessary amount by taxation distributed over three years time. In the fall of 1880 the court house was so far advanced as to show it was a good proposition for the money and he was elected to the office of register of deeds of Mower County, a position which he held by successive re-election for six years. He proved an efficient officer.