Ann Ward

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Ward was born on 22 October 1832, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gaitus, was 25 and her mother, Isabella Ward, was 21. She married Ebenezer Gillies in February 1853, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 March 1901, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Gillies
Ann Ward
Marriage: February 1853
Joseph Smith Gillies
Mary Ann Gillies
Ebenezer Gillies
Robert John Gillies
Margaret Christena Gillies
Duncan Moroni Gillies
Isabella Gillies
Sarah Jane Gillies
George Burton Gillies
James Ward Gillies

Sources (65)

  • Ann Gillies in household of Ebenezer Gillies, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Gillies, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ann Gillies, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1856: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Beaver, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Beaver, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).

English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.

Irish: shortened form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.

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

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Surnames of Ann Gatis

Ann's surname is spelled several ways: Gatis, Gaitus, Gatus. For some unknown reason her surname is also given as Burton. When she was baptized in the LDS Church in Newcastle, England, she gave her na …

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