Mabel Hoffstater

Female9 September 1877–22 May 1899

Brief Life History of Mabel

When Mabel Hoffstater was born on 9 September 1877, in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States, her father, John W. Hoffstater, was 36 and her mother, Emma Leavitt, was 30. She married Fred Herbert Gaylord on 3 August 1897, in Trenton, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States. She died on 22 May 1899, in Cannon Falls, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States.

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Fred Herbert Gaylord
Mabel Hoffstater
Marriage: 3 August 1897

Sources (6)

  • Mabel Hoffstetter in household of John Hoffstetter, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Mabel Hoffstaler, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Maybell Hoffstatter Gaylord, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1897Trenton, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 5

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

    Age 7

    After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

    Name Meaning

    Originally a nickname from the Old French vocabulary word amabel, amable ‘lovely’ (akin to modern English amiable ‘friendly, good-humoured’). The initial vowel began to be lost as early as the 12th century (the same woman is referred to as both Mabilia and Amabilia in a document of 1185 ), but a short vowel in the resulting first syllable was standard, giving a rhyme with babble, until the 19th century, when people began to pronounce the name to rhyme with table.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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