1 September 1914–16 September 1997 (Age 83)
Iaeger, McDowell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Gillis H.

When Gillis H. TIDWELL was born on 1 September 1914, in Iaeger, McDowell, West Virginia, United States, his father, Owen Preston Tidwell, was 34 and his mother, Ellen Harrell, was 31. He died on 16 September 1997, in Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 83.

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Tid(e)swell, a habitational name from Tideswell in Derbyshire, so named from the Old English personal name Tīdi + Old English wella ‘spring’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gillis H Tidwell in household of Ellen Tidwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gilles H Tidwell in household of Owen P Tidwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gillis H Tidwell in household of Owen P Tidwell, "United States Census, 1920"

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