Mary Jane Puzey

6 November 1859–7 March 1951 (Age 91)
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Puzey was born on 6 November 1859, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, her father, Albert Puzey, was 33 and her mother, Eliza Elizabeth Dowding, was 35. She married Frank Gillett on 30 June 1878, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Gove Township, Pratt, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Peoria Heights, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 7 March 1951, in Sawyer, Pratt, Kansas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ellenwood Cemetery, Sawyer, Pratt, Kansas, United States.

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Frank Gillett
Mary Jane Puzey
Marriage: 30 June 1878
Harry Gillett
Wilber Fred Gillett
Joseph Edward Gillett
Grace Estelle Gillett
Loren Albert Gillett
Ella Mae Gillett
Ina Valena Gillett

Spouse and Children

    Frank Gillett



30 June 1878
Kankakee, Illinois, United States


    Harry Gillett



    Joseph Edward Gillett


    Grace Estelle Gillett



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 26

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Pusey in Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), so called from Old English peose, piosu ‘pea(s)’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘lowlying land’, or from Pewsey in Wiltshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Pevesie, apparently from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Pefe, not independently attested + Old English ēg ‘island’.2 French: habitational name form Pusey in Haute-Saône, so named from a Gallo-Roman personal name, Pusius, + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Gillett in household of Robert H Aul, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Gillett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Gillette in household of Frank Gillette, "United States Census, 1910"

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