Minerva E Houchin

14 January 1862–9 December 1944 (Age 82)
Anderson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Minerva E

When Minerva E Houchin was born on 14 January 1862, in Anderson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Stephen Houchin, was 44 and her mother, Mary Catherine Scearce, was 23. She married James Taylor Gillis on 16 January 1878, in Anderson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3 Palmer, Anderson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 9 December 1944, in Anderson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82.

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James Taylor Gillis
Minerva E Houchin
Marriage: 16 January 1878
Mary Frances Gillis
Hattie May Gillis
William Stephen Gillis
Myrtle Helen Gillis
James Leathers Gillis
Emma Lou Gillis
Thomas Clinton Gillis
Onie Lewis Gillis
Ruby Lee Gillis
Charles Eugene Gillis
Wallace J. Gillis

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    James Taylor Gillis



16 January 1878
Anderson, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

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.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling under French influence of English Hutcheon , a pet form of Hugh .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minerva E Gillis in household of William S Gillis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minervia E Gillis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minerva E Gillis in household of Sam Threldkeld, "United States Census, 1900"

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