Shade Frank Gambill

28 August 1915–25 March 2008 (Age 92)
Abshers, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Shade Frank

When Shade Frank Gambill was born on 28 August 1915, in Abshers, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Marcus Harvey Gambill, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jane Walker, was 32. He lived in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 25 March 2008, in Elkin, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Shade Frank Gambill
Fannie Myrtle Sidden

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    Bessie Cornelia Gambill



    Lucinda Emmaline Gambill


    Cora J Gambill


    Roy Gambill


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 3

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gamperl or Gampl, or Swiss Gämperle, variants of Gamper ( see Gambel ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank S Gambill in household of Marcus H Gambill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shade Frank Gambill, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Shade Frank Gambill in entry for Mrs Fannie Myrtle Sidden Gambill, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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