Richard Arville Gilliam

Brief Life History of Richard Arville

When Richard Arville Gilliam was born on 14 March 1907, in Sandy Hook, Elliott, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Howard Gilliam, was 18 and his mother, Penola Lewis, was 21. He married Mary Florence Jones on 29 October 1927, in Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenup, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Marysville, Union, Ohio, United States in 1978. He died on 9 August 1978, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lloyd, Greenup, Kentucky, United States.

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Richard Arville Gilliam
1907–1978
Mary Florence Jones
1907–1997
Marriage: 29 October 1927
Nita Jean Gilliam
1928–2001
Richard Arville Gilliam
1930–2016
Thomas Howard "Tom" Gilliam
1935–2013

Sources (10)

  • Richard O Gilliam in household of William H Gilliam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • R Gilliam, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Richard Arville Gilliam in entry for Joseph Howard Nies and Patsy Lorraine Gilliam, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1912 · McCreary County Created

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Gill(i)am, Gillem, Old French Guillaume, a Parisian form of Will(i)am (see William ).

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

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