Gilman Bryant "Gill" Severe

18 March 1818–8 September 1900 (Age 82)
Milford Township, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Gilman Bryant "Gill"

When Gilman Bryant "Gill" Severe was born on 18 March 1818, in Milford Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, his father, James Henry Severe, was 43 and his mother, Mary Harris, was 38. He married Arrena Briece on 24 November 1839, in Milford Township, Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 8 September 1900, in Holland Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Gilman Bryant "Gill" Severe
Arrena Briece
Marriage: 24 November 1839
Martha A. Severe
Mary Elizabeth Severe
Joab Joel Severe
Mahala Severe
Emaline Severe
Millie Jane Severe
Jesse Severe
James Henry Severe
Sarah F Severe
Stephen A Douglas Severe
Joseph Lee Severe

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  • Marriage
    24 November 1839Milford Township, Knox, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 5
    Milford Township was created on 3 March 1823 out of territory taken from Miller Township.
    Age 28
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Michel, Pierre, Clovis, Elodie, Fanchon, Gabrielle, Lucien, Monique, Regine, Rigaud.Breton and French (Sévère): from the French personal name Sévère, from Latin Severus, meaning ‘harsh, austere’. Severus was the name of several Roman Emperors, including Alexander Severus (died 235), born in Syria, who was noted for his virtuous and studious character and his tolerance towards Christians. It was also borne by several early Christian saints. In France, this surname is found almost exclusively in Brittany (Finistère).West Indian (mainly Haiti, also Martinique and Guadeloupe; Sévère): from the French personal name Sévère (see 1 above), or a nickname from French sévère ‘severe’.

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

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    Sources (32)

    • Gilman Severe, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
    • J Severe in entry for John W Welton and Mary E Severe Wade, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Gilbert B. Severe in entry for Mahala Dillman, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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