George Ransler Gilkison

18 December 1874–21 January 1954 (Age 79)
Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of George Ransler

When George Ransler Gilkison was born on 18 December 1874, in Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, Stephen Weldon Gilkison, was 31 and his mother, Priscilla Jane Freed, was 22. He married Dorothy Smith on 16 July 1925, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. He lived in Burr Oak, Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900 and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 January 1954, at the age of 79, and was buried in Burr Oak Township Cemetery, Burr Oak, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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George Ransler Gilkison
Dorothy Smith
Marriage: 16 July 1925

Spouse and Children

16 July 1925
Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Weldon Gilkison


    Priscilla Jane Freed




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from a pet form of Gilchrist .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George R Gilkison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Gilkison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George R Gilkerson in household of Stephen Gilkerson, "United States Census, 1880"

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