Gideon Franklin Galbreath

23 October 1850–28 December 1911 (Age 61)
Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gideon Franklin

When Gideon Franklin Galbreath was born on 23 October 1850, in Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, William Hunter Galbreath, was 41 and his mother, Louisa Lashbrook, was 39. He married Hannah Frances Brooks on 3 February 1876, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Ashmore, Coles, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 December 1911, in Ashmore Township, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Brooks Cemetery, Ashmore Township, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Franklin Galbreath
Hannah Frances Brooks
Marriage: 3 February 1876
Leila Ellen Galbreath
Archie Hunter Galbreath
Nancy Louisa Galbreath

Spouse and Children

3 February 1876
Coles, Illinois, United States


    Leila Ellen Galbreath


    Archie Hunter Galbreath



Parents and Siblings



    Sarah E. Galbreath


    Thomas Galbreath


    John Galbreath Jr


    Senator William B Galbreath


    Louisa E. Galbreath


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Galbraith .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Franklin Galbreath in household of William Galbreath, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Gideon F Galbreath in household of Wm H Galbreath, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gideon Galbreath, "United States Census, 1900"

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