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Elijah Ailes "Louis McLaughlin" Gilbert
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1843
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1915
Napa County
California, USA

Oroville Mercury
Oroville California
Wednesday, January 20, 1915
Front Page


Col. E. A. Gilbert Dies at Soldiers' Home in Yountville

News was received yesterday of the death at the old soldier's home at Yountville, of Col. E. A. Gilbert, a resident of this city for many years. Col. Gilbert had been in poor health for several weeks, but it was not thought his ailment was serious, and his relatives here were shocked to learn of his death.

Col. Gilbert had fought through the Civil War, serving in a command of Union Scouts, Col. Cody (Buffalo Bill) being a member of the same body. He is survived by seven children, - Mrs. Porter of Thermatilo, Mrs. Archie Dalsheim, Harry, Edward, Marion, James and Harlen Gilbert.

Colonel Gilbert had an excellent war record, having taken a prominent part in many of the large engagements of the war, as well as innumerable skirmishes and scouting expeditions. The command with which he served was called upon to do almost constant duty scouting and it is said that many of the Union successes were do to the work of this command, individually and as a body. The funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from parlors of Reynolds and Hamilton.


He was for some time known as Louis S. McLaughlin, an alias he used after his partner, Jack Lawson, was murdered at Meade's Ranch (Towanda, KS) in 1867, when working as a Special Agent for the Government breaking up whiskey and gun running rings in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma).

One of the Forsyth Scouts that fought the 1868 Battle of Beecher Island, Colorado Territory.

California Death Index lists JAN-19-1915 as death date, stone says 1914.

Civil War service: Co. E. 102 Ill. Inf.

Family links: 
  William Henry Gilbert (1817 - 1904)
  Sarah Ann Ailes Gilbert (1817 - 1894)
  Maria "Caroline" Woods Gilbert (1851 - 1913)
  Philip Sheridan Gilbert (1871 - 1871)*
  Harlen Elmer Gilbert (1872 - 1947)*
  Ida Prudence Gilbert Porter (1876 - 1952)*
  Jessee B. Gilbert (1877 - 1878)*
  Marion Victor Gilbert (1879 - 1953)*
  William Edward Gilbert (1882 - 1958)*
  Harry Streeter Gilbert (1888 - 1956)*
  Bertha Etta Gilbert Dalsheim (1890 - 1946)*
  James Fredrick Gilbert (1892 - 1935)*
  Elijah Ailes Gilbert (1843 - 1915)
  John Gordon Gilbert (1845 - 1931)*
  Mary Margaret Y Gilbert Chilson (1847 - 1904)*
  Sarah Catherine Gilbert Frakes (1850 - 1888)*
  James Madison Gilbert (1852 - 1852)*
  Susan Jane Gilbert Leonard (1854 - 1929)*
  Henry Gilbert (1857 - 1857)*
  Stephen Ailes Gilbert (1861 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Louis A. McLaughlin
U S Indian Scout
& Forsyth Guide
1843 - 1915
Old Oroville Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA
Created by: Old History Buff
Record added: Feb 04, 2008
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Elijah Ailes Louis McLaughlin Gilbert
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