Cleveland Gillett

16 June 1839–25 July 1937 (Age 98)
South Byron, Byron, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary 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 Niles Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 25 July 1937, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 98.

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

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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.
Age 26
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: when pronounced with a soft G (/dʒ/), it is usually from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Gillet, Gilot, Giliot, or Geliot. These are diminutives of Gille or Gilly, which are commonly pet forms of the (often female) name Gilian, Gelian (see Gillian ). Gilot and Gillet are also probably pet forms of Giles .English (of Norman origin): when pronounced with hard G, it is more likely from the Middle English personal name Gilot, a borrowing of Old French Guillot, a pet form of Guillaume (see William ) and a doublet of Willett .English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous minor places called Gillhead, such as those in the parishes of Matterdale, Moresby, Castle Sowerby, and Westward (all Cumberland), formed from Middle English gil(le) ‘ravine, narrow valley’ (Old Norse gil) + hed, heved ‘head’. This would become Gillett, with hard g.

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

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Sources (15)

  • Clevelend Gellett in entry for Lucella Ames Gellett, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Cleveland Gillett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cleveland Gillette, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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