William Beauregard Gustin

27 February 1859–25 October 1925 (Age 66)
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Beauregard

When William Beauregard Gustin was born on 27 February 1859, in Cave-in-Rock, Hardin, Illinois, United States, his father, William Isaiah Gustin, was 42 and his mother, Catherine Charlotte Kelly, was 29. He married Mary G White Kelly in 1880, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chapman, Merrick, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Justice Precinct 6, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 25 October 1925, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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William Beauregard Gustin
Mary G White Kelly
Marriage: 1880
Catherine D Gustin
Evelyn Emma Gustin
Ross L Gustin
Rurie Gustin
Mary Elizabeth Gustin
William Amariah Gustin
Frances Irene Gustin

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Illinois, United States


    Catherine D Gustin


    Evelyn Emma Gustin


    Ross L Gustin


    Rurie Gustin


    Mary Elizabeth Gustin


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 18

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

1 German and French: reduced form of Augustin .2 Slovenian (Guštin): reduced form of the personal name Avguštin ( see Augustin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Gustin in household of Isaiah Gustin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Guston in household of Izah Guston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm B Gustin, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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