Bessie Gray Stillman

Brief Life History of Bessie Gray

When Bessie Gray Stillman was born on 13 April 1860, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Charles Stillman, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Pamela Goodrich, was 31. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1925 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 2 May 1935, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States.

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Charles Stillman
Elizabeth Pamela Goodrich
James Jewett Stillman
Isabel Goodrich Stillman
Clara Frances Stillman
Charles Stillman
Bessie Gray Stillman
Edith Raymond Stillman

Sources (8)

  • B G Stillman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Bessy Gary Stillman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bessie G Stillman in household of Elizabeth Stillman, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Stillmann: variant of Still .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from German still ‘calm, quiet’ + Mann ‘man’ (Yiddish shtil + man).

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stile or steep ascent, from Middle English stile, stigel, stighel, steghel ‘stile; steep ascent’ (Old English stigel, stigol) + -man. See also Stile and compare Stiller .

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

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