James Eli Glisson

23 January 1880–8 May 1954 (Age 74)
Bostwick, Putnam, Florida, United States

The Life of James Eli

When James Eli Glisson was born on 23 January 1880, in Bostwick, Putnam, Florida, United States, his father, Joseph Glisson, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Knowles, was 29. He married Leona Dixon on 17 March 1914, in Clay, Florida, United States. He died on 8 May 1954, in Putnam, Florida, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bostwick, Putnam, Florida, United States.

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James Eli Glisson
Leona Dixon
Marriage: 17 March 1914

Spouse and Children

17 March 1914
Clay, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Glisson


    Nancy Knowles




    John Glisson



    James Glisson


    Laura Glisson



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 7

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Perhaps a variant of Irish Gleason .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J E Glisson in household of J J Willis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Elie Glisson in household of James J Willis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Glisson in entry for Leona Glisson, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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