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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
Memorial ID
53867992 View Source

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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