Dorothy Day Gillette

27 October 1894–23 March 1985 (Age 90)
Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Dorothy Day

When Dorothy Day Gillette was born on 27 October 1894, in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States, her father, William Eugene Gillette, was 34 and her mother, Ida Alice Day, was 23. She married Harry Waterhouse Nicklin on 17 March 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Clyde, Green Creek Township, Sandusky, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 March 1985, in Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Waterhouse Nicklin
Dorothy Day Gillette
Marriage: 17 March 1917
Betty Jane Nicklin
Donald Gillette Nicklin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1917
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 4
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 24
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Gillett , with spelling altered and stress shifted as if it were a modern French name (see 2 below).French: variant of Gillet and, in North America, a variant of its altered form Gillett .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Dorothy G Nicklin in household of William E Gillett, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Dorothy Gillette in entry for Donald G Nicklin and Edith F Hicks, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • Dorothy Gillett in household of William E Gillett, "United States Census, 1900"

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