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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Jacob Milton Gift
Genervera Ann Powell
Marriage: 26 October 1868
Daisy Ellen Gift
Ida Lillian Gift
Nora Alice Gift
Charles Wayman Gift
Myrtle May Gift
Topsy Torance Gift
Mabel Gustava Gift
Worth Aubrey Gift

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)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Huntington, Indiana, United States


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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