Marilla Gilman

17 December 1846–
New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Marilla

When Marilla Gilman was born on 17 December 1846, in New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, John Taylor Gilman, was 40 and her mother, Melinda Washburn Adams, was 40. She lived in Maine, United States in 1846 and Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States for about 10 years.

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John Taylor Gilman
Melinda Washburn Adams
Mary L Gilman
James Nelson Gilman
Betsey P Gilman
Hannah Frances Gilman
Dorcas Gilman
Rosealvin P Gilman
Melinda Gilman
Marilla Gilman
Samuel Frank Gilman

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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
Age 5
In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for "medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated "purchaser", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level.
Age 17
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 35
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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Gillman .2 Altered spelling of German Gillmann ( see Gillman ).

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

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Sources (6)

  • Merilla Gillman in household of John T Gilman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Merilla Gilman in household of John T Gilman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marilla Gilman, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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