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 Oakwood Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Polk, Iowa, United States.
English (Cornwall): from Middle English ʒift(e), gift(e) ‘gift’. The name may have been used as a personal name in the sense ‘gift of God’, with reference to a child; compare Theodore . This surname is rare in Britain.
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