Howard E Gill

December 1864–1928 (Age 63)
Northport, Leelanau, Michigan, United States

The Life of Howard E

When Howard E Gill was born in December 1864, in Northport, Leelanau, Michigan, United States, his father, William Gill, was 41 and his mother, Martha Easterbrook, was 42. He married Anna Samantha Hilliard on 12 July 1887, in Leelanau Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Leelanau Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died in 1928, in Northport, Leelanau, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Northport, Leelanau, Michigan, United States.

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Howard E Gill
Anna Samantha Hilliard
Marriage: 12 July 1887
Warren E Gill
Margary Gill
Wesley Hilliard Gill
Anson Gill
Grant W. Gill
Martha Gill
Genevieve Gill

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12 July 1887
Leelanau Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States


    Warren E Gill


    Margary Gill


    Wesley Hilliard Gill


    Anson Gill



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William . In theory the name would have a soft initial when derived from the first two of these, and a hard one when from William or from the other possibilities discussed in 2–4 below. However, there has been much confusion over the centuries.2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a ravine or deep glen, Middle English gil(l), Old Norse gil ‘ravine’.3 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille (Scottish), Mac Giolla (Irish), patronymics from an occupational name for a servant or a short form of the various personal names formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint. See McGill . The Old Norse personal name Gilli is probably of this origin, and may lie behind some examples of the name in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Howard E Gill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Howard Gill in household of William Gill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Howard E Gill in household of William Gill, "United States Census, 1880"

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