James William Gidley

23 August 1867–22 September 1953 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Gidley was born on 23 August 1867, in Alabama, United States, his father, James A. Gidley, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Shell, was 31. He married Louvinia Cooper about 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Hokes Bluff, Etowah, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Hokes Bluff, Etowah, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 September 1953, in Etowah, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Gidley
1867–1953
Effie Palmira " Polly" Spence
1873–1914
Marriage: about 1901
Willie Mae Gidley
1902–
Jimmie Lee Gidley
1903–1978
Walter Rice Gidley
1906–1982
Jewel Gidley
1908–
Spence Gidley
1909–
Pollie Ann Gidley
1910–1974
Henry Tennessee Gidley
1912–1999
Effie Jane Gidley
1914–1997

Spouse and Children

    Male1867–1953Male

    Effie Palmira " Polly" Spence

    Female1873–1914Female

MARRIAGE
about 1901
children

(8)

    Willie Mae Gidley

    Female1902–Female

    Female1903–1978Female

    Walter Rice Gidley

    Male1906–1982Male

    Jewel Gidley

    Female1908–Female

    Spence Gidley

    Male1909–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James A. Gidley

    Male1828–1909Male

    Elizabeth Shell

    Female1836–1919Female

siblings

(9)

    John Thomas Gidley

    Male1856–1925Male

    Elizabeth Ida Gidley

    Female1858–1900Female

    Ansel Ezekiel Anderson Gidley

    Male1860–1873Male

    Mary A Gidley

    Female1861–Female

    Liney Julianna Gidley

    Female1863–1908Female

+4 More Children

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.
1868 · Alabama Under Military Rule

Age 1

Alabama was under military rule after the end of the Civil War in May 1865 until it was readmitted to the Union in 1868.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Gidleigh in Devon, so named from an Old English personal name Gydda + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • James W, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm Gidley in household of James Gidley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Gidley in household of Jas Gidley, "United States Census, 1880"

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