Joseph Giles

3 March 1848–after 1877 (Age 28)
Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Giles was born on 3 March 1848, in Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Davis Giles, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Thomas, was 27. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died after 1877, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davis Giles
1820–1894
Margaret Thomas
1821–1856
John Giles
1843–1844
Thomas Giles
1844–1847
Margaret Giles
1846–1853
Joseph Giles
1848–1877
Hyrum Lorenzo Giles
1850–1924
Moroni GILES
1852–1853
Franklin GILES
1854–1855
Maria GILES
1854–1856
Elizabeth GILES
1856–1856

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World Events (7)

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 2
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
1863
Age 15
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 15
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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, Middle English Giles or Gile, a borrowing from Old French Gil(l)e(s). This is from Latin Aegidius and this presumably from Greek aigidion ‘kid, young goat’ (alternatively, it could be a Late Latin formation from the Latin personal name Eggius + the suffix -idius). The personal name was widely used in France and the Low Countries, partly through veneration of Saint Gilles de Provence, supposedly a hermit of the 7th century near Arles; he was patron saint of cripples, hence the dedication of Saint Giles Cripplegate in London, though the personal name itself was less common in England than elsewhere in Europe. See also Gilles .Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name based on glas ‘green, blue, gray’.French: variant of Gilles , a cognate of 1 above.

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

Possible Related Names

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Gillig
Di Gilio
Jelley
Giel
Gilger
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Gilio
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Jillson
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Story Highlight

Thomas Davis Giles -"The Blind Harpist"

Thomas Davis Giles was converted to "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1844 in southern Wales through the efforts of his friend, Elder Abel Evans, a local Welsh missionary and recent …

Sources (15)

  • Joseph Giles in household of Thomas Giles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Giles in household of Margaret Giles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joseph Giles, "Find A Grave Index"

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