Jesse William Gaston

14 February 1878–26 June 1954 (Age 76)
Blacksburg, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Jesse William

When Jesse William Gaston was born on 14 February 1878, in Blacksburg, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, his father, Doctor David Gaston, was 31 and his mother, Alice Victoria Mintz, was 19. He married Florence Cregier Crane on 11 September 1911, in Saint Charles, Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cherokee Twp, York, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 26 June 1954, at the age of 76.

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Jesse William Gaston
Florence Cregier Crane
Marriage: 11 September 1911
Charles Crane Gaston Sr
Pic Gaston

Spouse and Children

11 September 1911
Saint Charles, Kane, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

A name imported from France, as in Gaston de Foix. The surname has been written as De la Garston, which could derive from Anglo-Saxon "garstun," or grass enclosure. The name Garstin has also been used, which could be from the Old Norman personal name Geirsteinn. But Gaston is more probably from the French word "gaston," or like the Parisian names Gastot, Gasteau, Gastal, a diminutive of the name Gast, from "gast," which may come from Latin "vastus," meaning huge or burly. Some have translated the old word "gastos" as savant or sage and have connected the word to the old Gaulish names Wisogastus, Husegastus, Salegastus, and Losogastus, who wrote the Salic Law.

Sources (3)

  • Jesse Gaston in household of Doctor D Gaston, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jesse Gaston, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Jesse Gaston, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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