Cleveland Gillett

16 June 1839–25 July 1937 (Age 98)
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 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children


    Lucella Ames




    Verna V Gillett


    John C Gillett



Parents and Siblings



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

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