John Giles

26 June 1831–22 February 1921 (Age 89)
Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Giles was born on 26 June 1831, in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Giles, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Huskinson, was 31. He married Elizabeth Kirkham Giles on 30 November 1862, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 22 February 1921, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Giles
Elizabeth Kirkham Giles
Marriage: 30 November 1862
Elizabeth Ann Giles
John Thomas Giles
George William Giles
Wilford Frederick Giles
David Franklin Giles
Joseph Francis Giles
Sarah Maria Giles
Charles Edward Giles Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1862Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

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    Di Gilio

    Story Highlight

    Giles Family Immigration record

    GILES FAMILY From Mormon Immigration Index CD rom GILES, William* <1797> Old England 1854 Age: 57 Origin: Gringley Occ: Brickmaker GILES, Sarah <1801> Old England 1854 Age: 53 Origin …

    Sources (30)

    • John Giles in household of Wm Giles, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Giles in entry for John Thomas Giles, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • John Giles, "United States Census, 1920"

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