Rowland Gill

9 September 1897–10 October 1911 (Age 14)
Wibsey, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rowland

When Rowland Gill was born on 9 September 1897, in Wibsey, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John William Gill, was 32 and his mother, Anice Wilman, was 30. He lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 10 October 1911, in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 14.

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Family Time Line

John William Gill
1865–1933
Anice Wilman
1867–
Thomas Gill
1888–
Emma Ella Gill
1890–1985
Rowland Gill
1897–1911
Raymond Gill
1905–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 5

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William . In theory the name would have a soft initial when derived from the first two of these, and a hard one when from William or from the other possibilities discussed in 2–4 below. However, there has been much confusion over the centuries.2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a ravine or deep glen, Middle English gil(l), Old Norse gil ‘ravine’.3 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille (Scottish), Mac Giolla (Irish), patronymics from an occupational name for a servant or a short form of the various personal names formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint. See McGill . The Old Norse personal name Gilli is probably of this origin, and may lie behind some examples of the name in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roland Gill in household of John W Gill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rowland Gill, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Rowland Gill, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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