James Elbert Gaines

11 February 1898–22 October 1985 (Age 87)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Elbert

When James Elbert Gaines was born on 11 February 1898, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Nimrod Gaines, was 28 and his mother, Serena Jane Andes, was 27. He married Delia Alexandria Peltier on 17 November 1922, in Scobey, Daniels, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Daniels, Montana, United States in 1930 and School District 1 Scobey, Daniels, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 22 October 1985, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

James Elbert Gaines
Delia Alexandria Peltier
Marriage: 17 November 1922
Lorraine Gaines
Phyllis Gaines
Janice Norrain Gaines

Spouse and Children


    Delia Alexandria Peltier


17 November 1922
Scobey, Daniels, Montana, United States


    Lorraine Gaines


    Phyllis Gaines


    Janice Norrain Gaines


Parents and Siblings


    Serena Jane Andes




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 2

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.2 This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Gains in household of Nimrod Gains, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A Gaines, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellie Gaines, "United States Census, 1930"

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