Cleveland Gillett

16 June 1839–3 August 1899 (Age 60)
South Byron, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Cleveland

When Cleveland Gillett was born on 16 June 1839, in South Byron, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Moses Gillett, was 40 and his mother, Polly Gillett, was 35. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Lucella Ames. He lived in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States in 1875 and Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 3 August 1899, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Cleveland Gillett
Lucella Ames
Verna V Gillett
John C Gillett
Sylvia Ethelyn Gillete

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    Lucella Ames




    Verna V Gillett


    John C Gillett



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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 8

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 17

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a pet form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William ( see Gill 1). 2. topographic name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cleveland Gillett in household of Jas Houseman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cleveland Gillett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cleveland Gillett in household of David Ames, "New York State Census, 1875"

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