Nellie Maud Gilbert O Bell

Brief Life History of Nellie Maud

When Nellie Maud Gilbert O Bell was born in May 1880, in Kansas, United States, her father, John Benjamin Gilbert, was 58 and her mother, Martha Elston, was 41. She married Leroy Burton Brink on 6 February 1897, in Bertram, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

Leroy Burton Brink
1876–1917
Nellie Maud Gilbert O Bell
1880–
Marriage: 6 February 1897
Lester Leroy Brink
1898–1974
Earl Warren Brink
1900–1941
Leona Minnie Brink
1903–1963
Gladys Marie Brink Hicks
1909–1980

Sources (38)

  • Maud Brink, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Death Record for son, Earl Warren Brink, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Nellie Maude Gilbert, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin), French, and German: from the personal name Giselbert, composed of the ancient 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 Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

History: The Devon family of Gilbert can be traced to Geoffrey Gilbert (died 1349), who represented Totnes in Parliament in 1326. His descendants included Sir Humphrey Gilbert (died 1583), who discovered Newfoundland. — Étienne Gilbert from Aulnay in Vienne, France, married Marguerite Thibault in Neuville, QC, in 1683. Louis Gilbert dit Comtois from Besançon in Doubs married Anne Jacques in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1722. Pierre Gilbert from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Charente, France, married Marie-Angélique Dufour in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, in 1756. Charles Dupuis dit Gilbert from Rosnay in Indre, France, married Marie-Jeanne Brunet in Sainte-Foy, QC, in 1741.

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

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