Rita Gilles

Brief Life History of Rita

When Rita Gilles was born on 6 July 1921, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Anthony Hubert Gilles, was 36 and her mother, Maude Heckman, was 37. She married Charles Draper Vaughn on 24 May 1941, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 5 November 2000, in Aurora, Portage, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Charles Draper Vaughn
Rita Gilles
Marriage: 24 May 1941
Charles Anthony Vaughn

Sources (12)

  • Rita Gilles in household of Anthony Gilles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rita Gilles, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • Rita Vaughn, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1925 · The First Municipally Owned Airport in the Country.

The Cleveland Hopkins Airport was named after its founder, William R. Hopkins, and it was the first municipality-owned airport in the United States. It also is the home of the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, the first airfield lighting system, and the first U.S. airport to be directly connected to a local rail transit system. It is still in operation today and is the 43rd busiest airport in the United States.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French/Haitian Jacques, Pierre, Amie, Arsene, Berthony, Ghislaine, Gilles, Jean Marie, Jean-Baptiste, Maryse, Maxime, Odette.

French, Walloon, and Haitian: from the French personal name Gilles of which the original form was Latin Aegidius. This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans (see Giles 1).

German: from the personal name Gilius, from Aegilius, a Late Latin variant of Aegidius (see Giles 1).

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

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