John Thomas Giles

1 June 1865–11 June 1948 (Age 83)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Giles was born on 1 June 1865, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, John Giles, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Kirkham Giles, was 23. He married Agnes Alexandra Miller on 22 May 1889, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He lived in Brimfield, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 11 June 1948, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Thomas Giles
Agnes Alexandra Miller
Marriage: 22 May 1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1889Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 15
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 25
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, Middle English Giles or Gile, a borrowing from Old French Gil(l)e(s). This is from Latin Aegidius and this presumably from Greek aigidion ‘kid, young goat’ (alternatively, it could be a Late Latin formation from the Latin personal name Eggius + the suffix -idius). The personal name was widely used in France and the Low Countries, partly through veneration of Saint Gilles de Provence, supposedly a hermit of the 7th century near Arles; he was patron saint of cripples, hence the dedication of Saint Giles Cripplegate in London, though the personal name itself was less common in England than elsewhere in Europe. See also Gilles .Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name based on glas ‘green, blue, gray’.French: variant of Gilles , a cognate of 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Di Gilio

    Sources (29)

    • Jno Thomas Giles, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Thos Giles, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • John Thomas Giles, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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