Hiel Kilpatrick Gay

17 January 1825–12 March 1912 (Age 87)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Hiel Kilpatrick

When Hiel Kilpatrick Gay was born on 17 January 1825, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Gay, was 52 and his mother, Anna Rutledge, was 41. He married Alvira Jane Oman on 13 October 1856, in Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Langell Valley, Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Millville, Shasta, California, United States in 1910. He died on 12 March 1912, in Merrill, Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States.

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Hiel Kilpatrick Gay
Alvira Jane Oman
Marriage: 13 October 1856
George William Gay
Adella Desdamona Gay
Walter LeForest Gay
Louella Eudora "Lillie" Gay
Ulysses Grant Gay
Helen Cecil Gay

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  • Marriage
    13 October 1856Sonoma, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · Trail of Tears
    Age 5
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 23
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern), French, and Catalan: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai, Catalan gay ‘cheerful’. In Middle English the term could also mean ‘wanton, lascivious’ and this sense may lie behind the surname in some instances.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing an ancient Germanic personal name cognate with Wade .Catalan: probably also from the personal name Gai (from Latin Gaius).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • H Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Hiel K. Gay, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Hail H Pay, "United States Census, 1870"

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