Jacob Milton Gift

Brief Life History 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 Genervera Ann Powell on 26 October 1868, in Tama, Iowa, 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.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Milton Gift
1845–1917
Genervera Ann Powell
1850–1907
Marriage: 26 October 1868
Daisy Ellen Gift
1869–1948
Ida Lillian Gift
1874–1959
Nora Alice Gift
1876–
Charles Wayman Gift
1878–1975
Myrtle May Gift
1884–1911
Topsy Torance Gift
1887–1985
Mabel Gustava Gift
1890–1971
Worth Aubrey Gift
1893–1901

Sources (36)

  • Jacob Gift in household of Gift Gift, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Milton Gift, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Jacob M. Gift, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1847

Historical Boundaries: 1847: Huntington, Indiana, United States

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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