Laura B Gilbert

14 April 1873–25 May 1903 (Age 30)
Ravenna, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

The Life of Laura B

When Laura B Gilbert was born on 14 April 1873, in Ravenna, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, her father, Armenius Gilbert, was 27 and her mother, Adelia Averill, was 23. She married James A Simmons on 15 January 1891, in Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Casnovia Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 25 May 1903, in Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in South Casnovia Cemetery, Casnovia Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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James A Simmons
Laura B Gilbert
Marriage: 15 January 1891
Lloyd James Simmons

Spouse and Children

15 January 1891
Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Armenius Gilbert





    Arthur B Gilbert


    Elizabeth Ann Gilbert



    Leroy E Gilbert



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 9

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin), French, and North German: from Giselbert, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ ( see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of St. Gilbert of Sempringham ( 1085–1189 ), the founder of the only native English monastic order.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura B Simmons in household of James Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laury B Gilbert in household of Armury Gilbert, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Simmons in entry for Loyd Simmons, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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