James Wilson Gee

4 July 1866–19 March 1931 (Age 64)
Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of James Wilson

When James Wilson Gee was born on 4 July 1866, in Carroll, Iowa, United States, his father, Isaac Gee, was 24 and his mother, Clarinda Jane Scriven, was 24. He married Dora May Scriven in 1896. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Calvin Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Browns Creek Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 19 March 1931, in Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States.

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James Wilson Gee
Dora May Scriven
Marriage: 1896
Thessel Agatha Gee
Infant Gee
Bessie R Gee
Chester W Gee
Henrietta Jane Gee

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 1

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 18

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

1 Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee , Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ ( see McCoy ).2 English: this is a common name in northern England, of uncertain origin. The existence of a patronymic form Geeson points to a personal name, but this has not been satisfactorily identified. It may in fact be the Irish or Scottish name in an English context.3 French (Gée): habitational name from any of several places called Gé or Gée, for example in Maine-et-Loire, derived from the Gallo-Roman domain name Gaiacum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Gee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James W Gee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Wilson Gee, "United States Census, 1920"

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