Granville Gillett

Brief Life History of Granville

When Granville Gillett was born on 5 April 1847, in Neversink, Sullivan, New York, United States, his father, Horace Eaton Gillett Jr, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Collins Moore, was 41. He married Fanny Ridout Gillett on 11 February 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 July 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Granville Gillett
1847–1928
Fanny Ridout Gillett
1856–1938
Marriage: 11 February 1875
Sarah Moore Gillett
1875–1918
Mary Ann Gillett
1877–1936
Granville Gillett Jr.
1879–1884
Fanny Jane Gillett
1888–1955
Collins Horace Gillett
1891–1976

Sources (42)

  • Granville Gillett, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Granville Gillett, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Granvill Gillett, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1848

Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: when pronounced with a soft G (/dʒ/), it is usually from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Gillet, Gilot, Giliot, or Geliot. These are diminutives of Gille or Gilly, which are commonly pet forms of the (often female) name Gilian, Gelian (see Gillian ). Gilot and Gillet are also probably pet forms of Giles .

English (of Norman origin): when pronounced with hard G, it is more likely from the Middle English personal name Gilot, a borrowing of Old French Guillot, a pet form of Guillaume (see William ) and a doublet of Willett .

English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous minor places called Gillhead, such as those in the parishes of Matterdale, Moresby, Castle Sowerby, and Westward (all Cumberland), formed from Middle English gil(le) ‘ravine, narrow valley’ (Old Norse gil) + hed, heved ‘head’. This would become Gillett, with hard g.

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

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