William Hunter Gilchrist

1864–21 December 1899 (Age 35)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Hunter

William Hunter Gilchrist was born in 1864, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Luella Hitesman. He died on 21 December 1899, in his hometown, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

William Hunter Gilchrist
1864–1899
Luella Hitesman
1872–1926
William Robert Gilchrist
1891–1929
Jane May Gilchrist
1893–
Viola Hazel Gilchrist
1895–1964
Frank Roswell Gilchrist
1897–1964

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

    William Robert Gilchrist

    Male1891–1929Male

    Jane May Gilchrist

    Female1893–Female

    Viola Hazel Gilchrist

    Female1895–1964Female

    Male1897–1964Male

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 3

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 11

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Gille Crìosd ‘servant of Christ’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Gilchrist, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • William Gilchrist in entry for Viola Hazel Gilchrist, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • William Gilchrist in entry for William Robert Gilchrist, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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