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 Prosper Gillett

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Prosper Gillett

  • Birth 13 Jun 1817 Rose, Wayne County, New York, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1902 Marion City, Marion County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section 2 Lot 82 North 1/2 GraveB2
  • Memorial ID 93121401

1902 Obituary Hannibal,MO Newspaper

CAPT GILLETT

One of the Oldest Residents of Hannibal Passed Away Yesterday

Capt Prosper Gillett, one of the oldest residents of Hannibal, died at 6:15 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs B.F. Fields, on Grace Street, aged 84 years, 4 months and 15 days. Deceased had been in bad health for several months, and his death was not unexpected, as he was growing more feeble every day.
Capt Gillett was born in New York state, and came to Missouri in the year 1859. Shortly after coming to Hannibal he performed the duties of conductor on the old Hannibal and St Joseph railroad for a number of years. Later he followed railroad building as a means of livelihood.

He saw Hannibal grow from a village to a city of 18,000 people, and laid great faith in the future of the Bluff City.

To mourn his death he leaves three daughters- Mrs Fields, of Hannibal, Mrs Ella Taylor, of Chicago, and Mrs Henry Elliot, of Burlington also two sisters, one residing in Benton Harbor, MI and the other in Anoka, Minn


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Gravesite Details Prosper was one of my third generation great grandfathers. Other children of Prosper and Delia were Emmanual B1840 D1840 twin brother of Emmarett, Lois Olive Gillette Hayward B1843 D?, Franklin A Gillette B1848 D1848

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  • Created by: Robert Taylor
  • Added: 5 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93121401
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Prosper Gillett (13 Jun 1817–28 Jan 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93121401, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Robert Taylor (contributor 47630224) .