George Washington Gaines

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George Washington Gaines

  • Birth 22 Sep 1860 Paradise, Coles County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 15 Oct 1926 Illinois, USA
  • Burial Gays, Moultrie County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 79379490

George W. Gaines died in 1926.

1860 - Listed in 1860 Census in Illinois in Illinois, Coles Co, Mattoon Township is Family # 494
Francis Marion GAINS was age 26, b: 1834 in Indiana.
Elizabeth GAINS was age 28, b: 1832 in Indiana.
Joel Henry GAINS was age 6, b: 1854 in Illinois.
Clemency Ann GAINS was age 4, b: 1856 in Illinois.
Lucinda GAINS was age 1, b: 1859 in Illinois.
George W Gaines was born after this year after the Census

1870 - Listed in Spring 1870 Census of Kansas, Neosho Co, Canville is George W Gaines with his mother and step father
Vincent SCOTT, age 65
Elizabeth (LAKE) age 34
Daniel SCOTT age 21
Joel Henry GAINES age 16
Clemency Ann GAINES age 14
Lucinda GAINES age 12
George W GAINES age 10
Robert Jefferson SCOTT age 3

1875 - Listed in 1875 Census of Kansas, Neosho Co, Canville / Erie (Chanute) is George W GAINES with Family #10
Elizabeth SCOTT, age 42, b: 1832 in Indiana
Joel Henry GAINES, age 20, b: 1854 in Illinois
Clemency Ann GAINES, age 18, b: 1856 in Illinois
George W GAINES, age 16, b: 1860 in Illinois
Lucinda GAINES, age 14, b: 1858 in Illinois
Robert Jefferson SCOTT, age 7, b: 1867 in Kansas

1880 - Listed in 1880 Census of Illinois, Shelby Co, Ashgrove Township is George W Gaines with Family #104.
Elizza (Elizabeth) SCOTT age 48, b: 1832 in Indiana
Joel Henry GAINES age 26, b: 1854 in Illinois
Clemency Ann GAINES age 24, b: 1856 in Illinois
Lucinda GAINES age 21, b: 1858 in Illinois
George W GAINES age 19, b: 1860 in Illinois
Robert Jefferson SCOTT age 12, b: 1867 in Kansas

1889 - Some internet sources have George and Emma Elzetta Kelso (b:1867) marrying in 1889 in Illinois

1892 - Harry Gaines, b: c. 1892. Harry is the son of George W Gaines and wife (ie; Emma Elzetta Kelso)

1897 - Some internet sources have wife Emma dying in 1897.

1900 - Listed in 1900 Census for Illinois, Coles County, Mattoon is widower George GAINES (age 39) living as a boarder in home of Levi AULDRIDGE and family. George is listed as being able to read and write and having an occupation of Carpenter-Railroad. George later marry Lyda AULDRIDGE who was daughter of Levi AULDRIDGE

1900 - Listed in 1900 Census for Illinois, Edgar County, Paris is Georges' son Harry Gaines is grandson of head of house.
John Kelso 65
Margaret Kelso 58
Pearl T Kelso 27
Ora Kelso 20
Delbert Kelso 18
Harry Gaines 7

1901 - George W Gaines married Lydia Auldridge on July 16, 1901.

1902 - George and Lydia had a daughter named Helen Gaines, b: 1902.

1910 - Listed in 1910 Census in Illinois, Coles Co, Mattoon
is George GAINES (age 48)
Lyda (AULDRIDGE) (age 37)
Harry GAINES (age 18) son
Helen GAINES (age 8) daughter

Lydia's Find A Grave Memorial is listed under #70108005 with her name shown as Lydia Gaines Auldridge Jolly.

She married George W. Gaines first, then (?) Jolly second. So her name should appear as Lydia (Auldridge) Gaines-Jolly.

Above info contributed by F.A.G. member Bryan S., #47627353, on April 13, 2012.


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  • Maintained by: Bryan S.
  • Originally Created by: TiogaRose
  • Added: 27 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79379490
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Gaines (22 Sep 1860–15 Oct 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79379490, citing Smyser Cemetery, Gays, Moultrie County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bryan S. (contributor 47627353) .