find T.T.Gill 1868-1923, father of Thomas Gill 1911-1951both burried in Oakdale, Louisiana

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T. T. and Emma Chadick Gill had two children, Thomas and Lilly(b.1914 d.1974)

T. T. is my Grandfather,  Margaret Gill Dorsett
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1940 US Census taken in Area A, Port Arthur, Justice Precinct 2, Jerrerson, TX.

     head Thomas Gill  29y b. LA

     wife  Mel Marie     28u b. TX

daughter Margaret      7y  b. TX

daughter Elizabeth      4y  b. TX

         son Thomas       0y  b. TX

   mother  Emmer       64y  b. TX

1930 US Census has Emma Gill head of household age 50y, son Tommy 18y, daughter Lilie 15y. Emma's husband is deceased and was born in Pennsylvania.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2m points)
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Dear Margaret - I don't know if you already have this information, but here goes:

I found your T T GILL on several different Census records - His first name was "THOMAS" - I do not know what the middle initial "T" stands for.

In the "LOUISIANA STATEWIDE DEATH INDECES - 1900 - 1929", THERE IS RECORD OF:

THOMAS GILL, age 55 years, died September 30, 1923 in Allen Parish, Louisiana; Certificate #13429, Volume 33.

With the Certificate and Volume Number, you can request a copy of his Death Certificate - which, hopefully, will show the names of his parents.

PLEASE order this Death Certificate - I am certain it it your T T GILL!

I found T T GILL and EMMA buried in the Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana.  The grave marker of T T GILL reads "1860 - 1923"    The grave marker of EMMA GILL reads "May 15, 1878 - Sept 29, 1959".

I have more information to give you - but must close for now!  Sincerely, Melinda

NOW FOR THE REST OF THE INFORMATION!

Concerning the different "places of birth" for T. (THOMAS) T. GILL - On the 1930Jefferson Co., Texas Census, it shows that TOMMY and LILLIE's father was born in Pennsylvania.

However, on the 1920 Spring Hill, Rapides, Louisiana Census, it shows T T GILL's birthplace as Florida.

Keeping in mind tthat T T GILL's occupation was "engineer", I decided to look in the 1910 Louisianna Census and try to find a "GILL" that was born about 1868 that was an "engineer".

Well, guess what!  I found him on the 1910 New Orleans Ward 2, Orleans Co., Louisiana Census.

Head of household, THOMAS GILL, age 40, single, he owns his home free of mortgage, born in Louisiana, parents born in Ireland, occupation is "engineer - plantation".

Sister, ANNIE GILL, age 45, single, born in Louisiana, parents born in Ireland.

Aunt, MARGARET EDGERLY, age 65, widowed, she has had no children, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland.

NOTE;  This 1910 Census is very difficult to read - the image is very, very light -

I know, ANOTHER PLACE OF BIRTH!  So far we have, Pennsylvania, Florida and Louisiana!  But just wait!

On the 1900 Policy Jury Ward 2, Vernon, Louisiana is the following:

Boarder, THOMAS GILL, age 31, born June 1868 in Pennsylvania, father born in Scotland, mother born in England, occupation is "____ mill en_eer".

NOTE:  The handwriting on this 1900 Census is terrible - and the image is very light - but it could be "engineer".

I decided to go back in time to the 1880 Louisiana Census to see if I could find THOMAS and his sister, ANNIE (listed in the 1910 Census) -

On the 1880 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Census is the following:

Mother, MARY GILL, age 40, widowed, born in England, parents born in "left blank".

Daughter, ANNIE GILL, age 24, born in Louisiana, father born in "left blank", mother born in England.

Daughter, MAGGIE GILL, age 13, born in Louisiana, father born in "left blank", mother born in England, attending school.

Son, THOMAS GILL, age 11, born in Louisiana, father born in "left blank", mother born in England, attending school.

This is all I have so far - hope it helps you in your search.  Would love to know what THOMAS GILL's death certificate reveals!

Your T T GILL's grave marker has "1860" as his birth date, but it was actually "1868" - it's not the first time that I've seen a wrong birth date on a grave marker.

Sincerely, Melinda
by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (14.3k points)
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? Birth in PA or FL

Citing this Record  "Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FS13-DVW

 

Thomas Gill

death 26 Jun 1951  Alexandria, , Rapides, LA

Male  White Married

age: 39 est birth year: 1912  Leesville, LA

spouse's name: Frances

father  Tom Gill mother  Emma Chadwick

 

 

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV7R-GJG

1920  Rapides, Louisiana

self  T T Gill M 52y Florida  abt 1868?

wife  Emma Gill  F 43y Texas

son  Thomas Gill M 7y Louisiana

dau  Lilly Gill F 5y Louisiana

 

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNZ6-NZ4

1870 Township 2, Jefferson, FL

Nathe Futch M 30y Georgia

 Eliza Futch F 30y Florida

 Robt Futch M 3y Florida

 Louisa Futch F 1y Florida

 James Gill M 12y Florida

 Tom Gill  M 10y Florida abt 1860

 Wm Gill M 8y Florida

 

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/C9TF-BN2

1930  Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas

head  Emma Gill F 50 Texas

son  Tommy Gill M 18 LA/PA/TX

daughter  Lilie Gill  F 15 LA/PA/TX

Citing this Record  "Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FS13-DVW

 

Thomas Gill

death 26 Jun 1951  Alexandria, , Rapides, LA

Male  White Married

age: 39 est birth year: 1912  Leesville, LA

spouse's name: Frances

father  Tom Gill mother  Emma Chadwick

 

 

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV7R-GJG

1920  Rapides, Louisiana

self  T T Gill M 52y Florida  abt 1868?

wife  Emma Gill  F 43y Texas

son  Thomas Gill M 7y Louisiana

dau  Lilly Gill F 5y Louisiana

 

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNZ6-NZ4

1870 Township 2, Jefferson, FL

Nathe Futch M 30y Georgia

 Eliza Futch F 30y Florida

 Robt Futch M 3y Florida

 Louisa Futch F 1y Florida

 James Gill M 12y Florida

 Tom Gill  M 10y Florida abt 1860

 Wm Gill M 8y Florida

 

Citing this Record  "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/C9TF-BN2

1930  Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas

head  Emma Gill F 50 Texas

son  Tommy Gill M 18 LA/PA/TX

daughter  Lilie Gill  F 15 LA/PA/TX

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Thank you for looking at my "Brick Wall"   The only answer that is my grandfather T. T. Gill is in the 1920 Census Rapides Parish Louisiana.   My father Thomas Gill was born in Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana  6-December-1911.   I just can't connect any other information to him.  His death certificate did'nt help, no parents listed.  I've followed the Florida connection to his parents living with a daughter in 1910- which disqualified them. I found a Penn. connection to Elizabeth Gill Lecher where he was a stepson then lost the trail, seems he was  Thomas P. Gill in that instance. I have'nt discounted this finding but don't feel optimistic about it.     Please keep looking.  thank you.

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