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 Verdine Horton Gillette, Sr

Verdine Horton Gillette, Sr

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Death 27 Feb 1914 (aged 71)
Burial Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Plot SH-03-02-04
Memorial ID 11225148 · View Source
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Verdine was born in Fallsburgh, New York, in Sullivan County. He was the son of Martin Gillette and Anna (Braun). On Feb. 13, 1864, at the age of 21, he entered the Civil War from New York to serve the Union. He received Distinguished Service recognition while serving with Company D, the 15th Heavy Artillery Regiment. His commander was Maj. Julius Dieckman, and his regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out on Aug. 22, 1865. He was an early pioneer to the Holland, Michigan area, along with his older brother George B. Gillette, and was among the first of many families of settlers (Cochran, Lawrence, Carrier, Cotrell, Ogden, Nicholas, Gillette, Chapman, Jocelyn, Drinkwater, Davis, Wiggins, Souter, Scott, Lyons, Robinson, Smith, Huff, Campbell, Horton, and Crofoot)to the Holland area from the east. There, he made his living as a farmer. He married Anna (Lund), and they had three children; Ethel, Isa (Baker), and Verdine Gillette Jr. His daughter, Ethel, preceded him in death.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11225148
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Verdine Horton Gillette, Sr (13 Jan 1843–27 Feb 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11225148, citing Lakeshore Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .