Aquilla Isabelle Gurley

8 January 1867–22 March 1932 (Age 65)
Johnson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Aquilla Isabelle

When Aquilla Isabelle Gurley was born on 8 January 1867, in Johnson, Illinois, United States, her father, Anson Bone Gurley, was 36 and her mother, Lurissa Louisa Farmer, was 34. She married Dennis Clarence Brown on 8 April 1886, in Johnson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Makanda, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Wood River, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 22 March 1932, in East Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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Dennis Clarence Brown
Aquilla Isabelle Gurley
Marriage: 8 April 1886
Theodore Rayburn Brown

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8 April 1886
Johnson, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 8

In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 18

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English (Warwickshire): apparently a variant of Gourley or Gorley .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Gourlé, from Old French gourle ‘money belt’. Its application as a surname is not clear; it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such receptacles, or perhaps a nickname for someone who was tight with his money.3 Alternatively, it may be an Americanized form of German Gerling or Gerlich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Belle Gurly in household of Bone Gurley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aquilla I Brown in household of D C Brown, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Aquilla I Brown in household of Henry Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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