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John Dean Gillett

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John Dean Gillett

Birth
Death
25 Aug 1888 (aged 69)
Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Elkhart, Logan County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
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Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 28 August 1888 reads...

CATTLE KING DEAD

Mackinaw, Michigan, August 25 - John D. Gillette, the cattle king of Illinois, father-in-law of Governor Oglesby, died here this morning. At the time of his death he owned 20,000 acres of land in Logan County, Illinois and had $100,000 of stock of five Central Illinois banks. His fortune is estimated at $650,000. He was one of the first to export beef cattle to England.
Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 28 August 1888 reads...

CATTLE KING DEAD

Mackinaw, Michigan, August 25 - John D. Gillette, the cattle king of Illinois, father-in-law of Governor Oglesby, died here this morning. At the time of his death he owned 20,000 acres of land in Logan County, Illinois and had $100,000 of stock of five Central Illinois banks. His fortune is estimated at $650,000. He was one of the first to export beef cattle to England.


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