Charles Gilby


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Charles Gilby was born about 1824 in Lincoln, County Lincolnshire, England, and died about 1865 in Mahoning Co., OH, at about age 41. He is the son of James Gilby Sr. of Willsby, County Lincolnshire, England, and Mary Cooly of England.

Elizabeth Smith was born about 1825 in Fudaythorp, County Yorkshire, England, and died 1860 in Trafalgar, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada, at about age 35. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Charles Gilby and Elizabeth Smith were married October-December 1845 in East Riding, Driffield, County Yorkshire, England.

Charles Gilby and Elizabeth (Smith) Gilby had six children:

  1. William Frederick Gilby: Born December 4, 1846, in Middleton Parish, County Yorkshire, England; Died June 15, 1923, in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay Co., Ontario, Canada (age 76). Married December 21, 1887, in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay Co., Ontario, Canada, to Elizabeth Jane (Einboden) Daniels: Born August 3, 1856, near the City of Toronto, Vaughan Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada; Died Unknown in Unknown (age Unknown).
  2. Robert H. Gilby: Born July 1847 in Middleton Parish, County Yorkshire, England; Died February 3, 1927, in Bunker Hill, Coos Co., OR (age 79). Married May 4, 1874, in Laporte Co., IN, to Mary Mansfield: Born November 1857 in the City of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI; Died May 6, 1937, in Bunker Hill, Coos Co., OR (age 79).
  3. Charles Gilby: Born October 8, 1851, in Middleton Parish, County Yorkshire, England; Died June 30, 1906, in Hastings, Dakota Co., MN (age 54). Married 1881 in Unknown to Lena Jensen: Born May 1855 in Norway: Died March 23, 1919, in Dakota Co., MN (age 63).
  4. Mary Gilby: Born September 21, 1853, in Middleton Parish, County Yorkshire, England; Died December 29, 1927, in Boardman, Mahoning Co., OH (age 74). Married September 28, 1880, in Mahoning Co., OH, to Wade E. Simon: Born February 20, 1857, in Boardman Twp., Mahoning Co., OH; Died January 3, 1919, in Battle Creek, MI, (age 61).
  5. Francis "Frank" Gilby: Born March 10, 1858, in Oakville, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada; Died February 2, 1940, in Longview Co., WA (age 81). Married November 16, 1887, in Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada, to Barbara Hannah Alton: Born April 16, 1860, in Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada; Died June 25, 1942, in Longview Co., WA (age 82).
  6. Unknown Gilby: Born 1860 in Oakville, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada; Died 1860 in Oakville, Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada (Stillborn Infant).



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Charles Gilby was born about 1824 in Lincoln, County Lincolnshire, England.

Elizabeth Smith was born about 1825 in Fudaythorp, County Yorkshire, England.

Charles Gilby and Elizabeth Smith were married October-December 1845 in East Riding, Driffield, County Yorkshire, England.


In 1849, Charles Gilby is a Farmer living in Frampton, County Lincolnshire, England.


The 1851 UK Census as of March 30, 1851, shows Charles Gilby (age 27) born in Lincoln, County Lincolnshire, England, is an Agricultural Laborer living at Wold Cottages, Foston, Middleton Parish, County Yorkshire, England. Living with him is his wife, Elizabeth Gilby (age 26) born in Fudaythorp, County Yorkshire, England. Also living there are his three children, all born in Middleton Parish, County Yorkshire, England: William Gilby (age 5); Robert Gilby (age 3); and Charles Gilby (age 9 months).


The 1853 Immigration Passenger List for the Charles Gilby family. Port of departure: Liverpool, England. Ship Name: William Tapscott. Port of arrival: November 9, 1853 in New York. Family Origin: England. Family Destination: Cincinnati.


Elizabeth (Smith) Gilby died 1860 in Trafalgar, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada, at about age 35. Died in childbirth, according to the 1861 census report.

The 1861 Canadian Census shows Charles Gilby (age 35) born in England is a widowed Farmer Head of Household and is living in Trafalgar, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him are: E. Gilby (age 35) born in England, a married female, who died in childbirth in 1860; Wm. Gilby (age 14) born in England, a Labourer; Robert Gilby (age 12) born in England, a Labourer; Chas. Gilby (age 10) born in England, a Labourer; Mary Gilby (age 8) born in England, a Servant; Frances Gilby (age 3) born in Upper Canada; and Emily Straw (age 32) born in England, an unmarried Servant.

The 1861 Canadian Census shows John Gilby Sr. (age 48) born in England is a married Farmer and is living in a single story log home in Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him are the following, all unmarried, except for Alezamon: Alezamon Gilby (age 44); Emily Gilby (age 17) born in England; James Gilby (age 15) born in England, a Labourer; Emma Gilby (age 12); John Gilby Jr.(age 11) born in England, a Labourer; Geo. Gilby (age 9), born in England, a Labourer; James Gilby Sr. (age 83) born in England, a widowed Labourer; James Gilby Jr. (age 40) born in England, a Labourer; Chas. Gilby (age 11) born in England, a Labourer; Emily Straw (age not listed) born in Trafalgar; and Frank Gilby (age not listed) born in Trafalgar.

John Gilby died February 15, 1863, in Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Canada West, at age 51.

Charles Gilby died about 1865 in Mahoning Co., OH, at about age 41.

September 28, 1880, Mr. Simon married Miss Mary Gilby. She came from Canada with her father, Charles Gilby, at the age of twelve years. Her father died in the same year, leaving her and her brother Frank, four years younger. Mrs. Simon grew up in Mahoning County.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1870, shows Henry Osborn (age 60) born in Virginia with real estate of $7,000 and personal estate of $2,750 is a Farmer and is living in Youngstown Twp., Mahoning Co., OH. Living with him is Sarah Osborn (age 55) born Ohio, who is Keeping House. Also living there is another Osborn family, all born in Ohio: Jacob Osborn (age 42), a Laborer; Clarissay Osborn (age 35)0, who is Keeping House; Enora Osborn (age 13); and Savillia Osborn (age 10). Also living there are: Mary Gilbey (age 18) born in England, a Domestic Servant; and Baschley Miller (age 20), who is At School.

The 1871 Canadian Census shows Charles Gilby born about 1851 in England is a Blacksmith not a Head of Household and is living in Oakville Twp., Halton Co., Ontario, Canada.

Charles Gilby died June 30, 1906, in Hastings, Dakota Co., MN, at age 54.


Hastings Gazette, Hastings, Dakota Co., MN, Thursday, July 5, 1906

Mr. Charles Gilby died on Saturday last, at home on west Fifth Street, after an illness of long duration. He was born in Lincolnshire, Eng., Oct. 8th, and immigrated at an early age with his parents to America, when they took up residence at Toronto, Can. In 1874 they removed west locating at Minneapolis and three years later they removed to this city. In 1881 he was married to Miss Lena Jensen, and they have since made Hastings their home. Mr. Gilby has always been an upright honorable citizen, who was highly regarded by all who knew him, and his friends were grieved to learn of his death. His occupation was that of blacksmith, until failing health necessitated him to retire. He was a prominent member of Dakota Lodge, No. 7, A. F. and A. M., and of Hastings Lodge, No. 48, A. O. U. W. He is survived by a wife and two sons, Charles F., and William R., also three brothers and one sister, Robert H. of Staples, William of Port Arthur, Ont., Frank of Grand Forks, and Mrs. Simonton of Youngstown, O., to all of whom the sympathy of friends is extended. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, at half past two under Masonic auspices, Rev. R. L. Lewis officiating. The interment was in Lakeside.