Rough Draft of a Fine Family

It's not a book and doubtless won't ever be. Tracing this family suggested that there are stories inherent in their details that can be saved. Let's not lose any more of them. The family lines started out of sight somewhere. Many branched, crossed and intersected. Some stopped. When they did, only their memory can keep them going.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Anna Douglass & Tom Gill's Progeny

Thomas Alexander GILL was born 1 OCT 1838 in Maury County, Tennessee, and died 24 DEC 1902 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. He married Anna Elizabeth DOUGLASS on 24 OCT 1866 in Bastrop, Texas, daughter of Norval DOUGLASS and Mourning Shelton MILLER. She was born 27 FEB 1846 in Sumner Co., Tennessee, and died 26 NOV 1928 in Stockton, CA. Their children are:

1. Joseph Woody Ashland GILL was born 7 SEP 1867 in Bastrop, Texas, and died 28 DEC 1941 in San Joaquin Co., CA. He married Sally S. EATON 26 JUL 1894. Sally was the daughter of James E. EATON and Mary L. MENNER. She was born about 1871 in Pennsylvania, and died before 1900. He married Anna Frank DOWDEN about 1904. Anna was the daughter of John W. and Clara J. DOWDEN. She was born APR 1879 in Iowa, and died 29 MAR 1938 in San Joaquin Co., CA.

2. Minnie Lee GILL (twin) was born 15 JAN 1870 in Bastrop, TX, and died 21 OCT 1872 in San Joaquin Co., CA.
3. Laura Jackson GILL (twin) was born 15 JAN 1870 in Bastrop, TX, and died 15 JUN 1870, probably in San Joaquin Co., CA.

4. Thomas Alexander GILL , Jr. was born 21 APR 1873 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 10 OCT 1957 in San Joaquin Co., CA. He married Dessa May HILDEBRAND on 22 NOV 1900. She was the daughter of Stephen Decatur HILDEBRAND and Elmira Jane "Ella" POWERS, was born 15 MAY 1874 in California, and died 24 DEC 1940 in San Joaquin Co., CA.


5. Mary Alma GILL was born 28 SEP 1876 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 13 JUL 1941 in San Joaquin Co., CA. She married Wilbur Grant MORRILL on 18 FEB 1896. Wilbur was the son of Chandler MORRILL and Harriett E. MAHONEY. He was born 28 SEP 1867 in California, and died 22 APR 1917.

6. Bettie "Bessie" Douglass GILL was born 13 OCT 1878 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 27 MAY 1962 in San Joaquin Co., CA. She married Charles WISEMAN.


7. Norval Douglass GILL was born 11 JUL 1881 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 19 NOV 1946 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA. He married Caroline E. "Carrie" FISK on 12 JUL 1904 in California. Carrie was the daughter of John Christian FISK and Anna Marie ORTMAN. She was born 4 DEC 1882 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 3 DEC 1975 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.



8. George Douglass GILL (twin) was born 19 MAR 1883 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 2 NOV 1945 in San Joaquin Co., CA. He married Elise Catherine METZLER on 14 JAN 1915. Elise was the daughter of Charles J. METZLER and Helen C. MARTENS. She was born 29 MAR 1890 in California, and died 17 DEC 1978 in San Joaquin Co., CA.

9. William Kleber GILL (twin) was born 19 MAR 1883 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 29 MAR 1963 in San Joaquin Co., CA. He married Fay Louise DICKEY on 5 JUN 1907. Fay was the daughter of LaFayette DICKEY and Cora L. MCDONALD. She was born 2 SEP 1884 in California, and died 11 APR 1959 in San Joaquin Co., CA.

10. Abbie Lou GILL was born 10 APR 1886 in Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, and died 1 OCT 1938 in San Joaquin Co., CA. She married Glenn Dee PADDOCK on 20 DEC 1905. Glenn was the son of Charles Henry PADDOCK and Viola Althea "Ola" TOBEY. He was born 23 MAY 1883 in Michigan, and died 20 MAY 1962 in San Joaquin Co., CA.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Charla Perry said...

Mary, I loved reading this and seeing the pictures. You did a great job.

Wonder if you have any pictures of Mary 'Polly' Gill Lane????

Thanks, charla@pldi.net
Oklahoma

11:52 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary,

I was reading your info about California Gills. Can you maybe help me out?? I don't even know if there is any relation...

I am looking for Tom Gill who married Helen Diedrich. Not sure, but we think California.. probably around Port Hueneme??

Helen would be around 90 years old.. and I know she suffered from MS at the age of 30.

We are looking for any family memembers from them..

Thanks, Kristy

geier06@hotmail.com

6:07 AM PST  
Anonymous Ward said...

Mary ,
Wonderful "stuff" here. I thought you might find it interesting that I am 4th generation Santa Rosa and my mother's maiden name was Morrill, her father was george clifton....who must be some sort of cousin to you?
I thought it ironic at the least.
Thanks for all your effort.

Ward C. von Tillow
vonshakester@yahoo.com

10:27 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary,
Thanks for all the information about the Smiley-Mcdonald clan. Isabella Smiley nee McDonald was an older sister of my great-grandfather, Donald Cameron McDonald. We heard stories of how Isabella and her husband had gone to California and "did good". Now we know how good.
Do you have a picture of her that you might post?
Thanks,
Heather Dhar

9:28 PM PST  
Blogger B said...

Hi, I was just Googling Burbank's wife when I came across your Blog. She was still living in the Santa Rosa home when we visited the farm in the late 60's. Did you know her? Budd

5:44 PM PST  
Anonymous Dominica Mendoza said...

Noticed you have Merrit Kolding in you files. I have a baby book of his and trying to get it in the hands of a related person. My e-mail if sebastian3690@gmail.com Dominica Mendoza

9:32 PM PST  

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