Hattie Laura Gilbert

29 September 1916–15 July 2005 (Age 88)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Hattie Laura

When Hattie Laura Gilbert was born on 29 September 1916, in Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, William Cameron Gilbert, was 25 and her mother, Ressie Cornie Bledsoe, was 23. She married James Emmett Helbert on 28 May 1940, in Stickleyville, Lee, Virginia, United States. She lived in Jonesville, Lee, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Rocky Station Magisterial District, Lee, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 15 July 2005, at the age of 88.

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James Emmett Helbert
Hattie Laura Gilbert
Marriage: 28 May 1940

Spouse and Children

28 May 1940
Stickleyville, Lee, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin), French, and North German: from Giselbert, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ ( see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of St. Gilbert of Sempringham ( 1085–1189 ), the founder of the only native English monastic order.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hattie Gilbert in household of Cam W Gilbert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Gilbert in household of William C Gilbert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hattie H Gilbert in household of William C Gilbert, "United States Census, 1940"

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