Ira H Gillett

January 1837–14 March 1905 (Age 68)
Depauville, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Ira H

When Ira H Gillett was born in January 1837, in Depauville, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Amos Gillett, was 54 and his mother, Hannah Arnold, was 54. He married Catherine A. Keech in 1856, in Depauville, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 50 years. He died on 14 March 1905, in Depauville, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Ira H Gillett
1837–1905
Catherine A. Keech
1835–1887
Marriage: 1856
Sophronia Gillett
1857–1877
Hiram Gillett
1858–1914
Clinton L Gillett
1869–1939

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1856
Depauville, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Ira Giltet in household of Amos Giltet, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Ira Gillett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ira H Gillett, "New York State Census, 1905"

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