James Gimlin

Benton Township, Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life of James

When James Gimlin was born in 1859, in Benton Township, Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Gimlin, was 72 and his mother, Sarah Isabel, was 37.

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Samuel Gimlin
Sarah Isabel
William Gimlin
Samuel Gimlin
James Gimlin

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World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gmelin, a nickname for an unhurried person, from Middle High German gmēle, based on the adjective gemach ‘comfortable’, ‘calm’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • James Gimlin in household of Samuel Gimlin, "United States Census, 1860"

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