Elizabeth Rolfe

4 June 1844–30 April 1895 (Age 50)
Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rolfe was born on 4 June 1844, in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Rolfe, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Claydon, was 32. She married Private David White Gillette in 1866, in New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 30 April 1895, in Hazelton Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Private David White Gillette
Elizabeth Rolfe
Marriage: 1866
George Appleton Gillette
William Elward Gillett
Eliza Gillett
David Bert Gillette

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1866New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Moving the State Capital
    Age 3
    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 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Rolf, Roulf, Rou, Roul, Rouf, Rof. Its usual derivation is from Old Norse Hrólfr, Rolf, from ancient Germanic hrōd ‘fame, renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’, and occasionally from ancient Germanic Rodulf, of the same origin as Hrólfr (earlier Hróthúlfr) but in a West Frankish form, which the Scandinavian Normans occasionally used. The name was also common in Normandy where it became Old French Roul, Rou, often Latinized as Rollo. See Ralph and compare Rowe , Dow , and Rowson .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Betsy Gillett in entry for Gillett, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Elizabeth Rofe in household of Maria Rofe, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Unknown in entry for David B. Gillett and Amy May Ford, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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