Jacob Milton Gift

23 December 1845–16 December 1917 (Age 72)
Gratis, Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Jacob Milton

When Jacob Milton Gift was born on 23 December 1845, in Gratis, Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Nelson Gift, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Wentrow, was 27. He married Geneva Ann Powell on 25 October 1868, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lee Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Polk, Iowa, United States in 1905. He registered for military service in 1916. He died on 16 December 1917, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Milton Gift
1845–1917
Geneva Ann Powell
1850–1907
Marriage: 25 October 1868
Daisy Ellen Gift
1869–1948
Lillian Gift
1874–1959
Nora Alice Gift
1876–
Charles Wayman Gift
1878–1975
Myrtle May Gift
1884–1910
Topsy Torance Gift
1887–1985
Mabel Gustava Gift
1890–1971
Worth Aubrey Gift
1893–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1868
Peoria, Illinois, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Nelson Gift

    Male1822–1895Male

    Elizabeth Ann Wentrow

    Female1818–1882Female

siblings

(9)

    John Henry Gift

    Male1844–1844Male

    Male1845–1917Male

    Ira Elwood Gift

    Male1847–1847Male

    Charles Monroe Gift

    Male1847–1857Male

    Samuel Jasper Gift

    Male1848–1848Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

Age 5

Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
1865

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly from the vocabulary word gift used as a personal name, in the sense ‘gift of God’, with reference to a child. Compare Theodore . However, the name is most common in Cornwall and may be of Cornish origin.2 German: unexplained. Apparently an unflattering nickname meaning ‘poison’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Gift in household of Gift Gift, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob M Gift, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jacob Gift in household of Jacob Gift, "United States Census, 1860"

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