Gilbert Earl Trowbridge

1878–1960 (Age 82)
New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Gilbert Earl

When Gilbert Earl Trowbridge was born on 11 June 1878, in New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, Jasper J Moss Trowbridge, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Almina Sibeck, was 25. He married Fern Isadore Lockwood on 7 September 1901. He lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and District 11, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 17 November 1960, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sherwood, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Earl Trowbridge
Fern Isadore Lockwood
Marriage: 7 September 1901

Spouse & Children

7 September 1901

Parents & Siblings

  • Jasper J Moss Trowbridge


  • Sarah Almina Sibeck




World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gilbert Trowbridge in household of Jonas G Couch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gilbert E Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gilbert E Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"

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