Calista Stillwell

28 July 1875–
Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Calista

When Calista Stillwell was born on 28 July 1875, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, her father, Charles Glenmore Stillwell, was 28 and her mother, Jennett Hooper, was 27. She married Arthur Herbert Gresimer on 9 March 1895, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan Territory, United States in 1935 and Camden, Camden Township, Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1940.

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Arthur Herbert Gresimer
Calista Stillwell
Marriage: 9 March 1895
Myrtle E. Gresimer
Elsie M. Gresimer

Spouse and Children

9 March 1895
Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Age 4

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English stille ‘calm’, ‘quiet’, + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place, now lost, of which the first element may have been Old English stigel, stigol ‘stile’, ‘steep place’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Calista Gresimer in household of Arthur Gresimer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • H Calista Gresimer in household of B Arthur Gresimer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clairta Gresimer in household of Arther Gresimer, "United States Census, 1900"

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