Katherine Esther Galpin

Female23 September 1879–1955

Brief Life History of Katherine Esther

When Katherine Esther Galpin was born on 23 September 1879, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, her father, Hubert Drayton Galpin, was 30 and her mother, Kate Helana Sexton, was 21. She married John Mighell Eglington on 29 April 1902, in Kane, Illinois, United States. She lived in Little Rock Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States in 1950. She died in 1955, at the age of 76.

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Lee Francis Sickles
1884–1953
Katherine Esther Galpin
1879–1955
Marriage: 23 June 1909

Sources (17)

  • Katherine Sickle in household of Lee Sickle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katherine Esther Galpin, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Katherine Galpin Eglington, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1909Kane, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    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.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 6

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 21

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset, of Norman origin): nickname from Old French galopin, galpin, apparently a diminutive of the Old French noun galop or the base of the verb galoper, and therefore denoting ‘one who gallops’. It may have been used of a gentleman who habitually rode his horse at a gallop or of a professional rider or messenger. The noun galopin is recorded only in Modern French, with the sense ‘errand boy’, and in modern English (late 16th century) with the unexpected sense ‘kitchen boy, turnspit’ but perhaps also ‘errand boy, page boy’. However, medieval bearers of the English surname were men of property, indicating that galopin was originally used of men with a considerably higher status than an errand boy.

    French: variant of Galopin or Galpin, with the same sense as 1 above.

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

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