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Mary Chester GantAge: 44 years18801925

Mary Chester Gant
Given names
Mary Chester
Married name
Mary Chester Gilliam
Birth September 4, 1880 32 30
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 17 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
MarriageRasmus Elden GilliamView this family
about 1899 (Age 18 years)

Death of a motherSally J Richmond
November 3, 1899 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1Paul Gant Gilliam
September 1, 1905 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Lucille Gilliam
June 29, 1908 (Age 27 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#3James Hugh Gilliam
April 23, 1911 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#4Rasmus Elden Gilliam Jr.
September 11, 1915 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#5Janie Ruth Gilliam
August 15, 1917 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 36 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 37 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 17, 1920 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#6William Alfred Gilliam
August 11, 1921 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Alfred Gilliam
July 14, 1923 (Age 42 years)
Death April 8, 1925 (Age 44 years)
Cemetery: Gant Cemetery
Last change February 27, 201813:52:31

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Family with Rasmus Elden Gilliam - View this family
Marriage: about 1899
7 years
Paul Gant Gilliam
Birth: September 1, 1905 27 24Todd, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 13, 1991Christian, Kentucky, United States
3 years
3 years
4 years
23 months
Janie Ruth Gilliam
Birth: August 15, 1917 39 36Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 28, 2004Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
4 years
William Alfred Gilliam
Birth: August 11, 1921 43 40Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 14, 1923Christian, Kentucky, United States
Rasmus Elden Gilliam + Ione Robinson - View this family
husband’s wife
Ione Robinson
Birth: August 7, 1888 20Kentucky, United States
Death: June 1, 1978Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Marriage: about 1929

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Rasmus Elden Gilliam - Household

Todd, Kentucky

Gilliam, Rasmus EheadMW30M11KYKYKYRetail MerchantDry goods
Gilliam, MarywifeFW29M1122KYKYKYSalesmanIn Store
Gilliam, PaulsonMW4SKYKYKY
Gilliam, MarydaughterFW1-10mSKYKYKY

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Rasmus Elden Gilliam - Household

New Stead, Christian, Kentucky

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Gilliam, Rasmus EheadMW39MKYKYKYFarmer & Merchant
Gilliam, Mary CwifeFW38MKYKYKY
Gilliam, PaulsonMW14SKYKYKY
Gilliam, MarydaughterFW11SKYKYKY
Gilliam, HughsonMW7SKYKYKY
Gilliam, R E Jr.sonMW4-3mSKYKYKY
Gilliam, RuthdaughterFW2-4mSKYKYKY