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George Gilby was born September 22, 1852, in St. John Parish, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England, and died June 4, 1936, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, at age 83. Buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX. He is the son of John Gilby of Kirton, County Lincolnshire, England, and Alisemon Elizabeth Straw of the City of Lincoln, County Lincolnshire, England.

Maria Jane Forster was born July 17, 1865, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and died October 16, 1932, in Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 67. Buried in Bayside Cemetery, Fergus, Ontario, Canada. She is the daughter of Thomas Forster of Ontario, Canada, and Margaret Munro of Scotland.

George Gilby and Maria Jane Forster were married January 1, 1884, in Glen Williams, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada.

George Gilby and Maria Jane (Forster) Gilby had four children:

  1. Ralph Forster Gilby: Born July 9, 1885, in Gilby, ND; Died February 17, 1970, in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX (age 84). Married about 1928 to Emma Blanche Banowsky: Born born March 1, 1896, in Indian Gap, TX; Died January 31, 1991, in Austin, Travis Co., TX (age 94). Dr. Ralph F. Gilby was a research chemist for DuPont.
  2. Jessie Munro Gilby: Born September 22, 1888, in Trafalgar, Ontario, Canada; Died August 30, 1948, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN (age 59).  Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN. Married (1) about 1919 in Galveston Co., TX, to Joseph Patrick McDermott: Born November 20, 1876, in New York; Died December 18, 1923, in Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM (age 47). Married (2) August 25, 1926, in Bell Co., TX,  to William Fergus "Will" Cullen: Born November 8, 1883, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI; Died January 16, 1942, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN (age 58). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN.
  3. George Earle Gilby: Born December 7, 1893, in Hastings, Dakota Co., MN; Died March 19, 1969, in Harris Hospital, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX (age 75). Married about 1917 in Texas to Ruth Clifford: Born September 29, 1897, in Texas; Died October 23, 1976, in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX (age 79). Ruth's father, James Vincent Clifford, was a Railroad Train Master in Cleburne, TX, in 1920. Ruth's mother was Laura Ellis.
  4. Unnamed Son Gilby: Born November 9, 1903, in Alta Loma, Galveston Co., TX; Died November 9, 1903, in Alta Loma, Galveston Co., TX (age Stillborn Infant).



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Maria Jane (Forster) Gilby and her mother, Margaret (Munro) Forster, are both buried in Bayside Cemetery, Fergus, Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


The 1851 UK Census as of March 30, 1851, shows John Gilby (age 36) born in Kortow, County Lincolnshire, England is a Grocer Master employing one man and living at 6 New Bridge Street, St. John Parish, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England. Living with him is his wife Elizaman Gilby (age 34) born in the City of Lincoln. Also living there are their children, all born in York: Emily Gilby (age 6); James Gilby (age 5); Emma Gilby (age 3); and John Straw Gilby (age 1). John's widowed father also lives there: Jas. Gilby, Sen., (age 70) a Retired Farmer born in Wilksby, County Lincolnshire, England. The assistant grocer and two house servants also live there.

George Gilby was born September 22, 1852, in St. John Parish, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England.

In 1855 John Gilby was still listed as a Grocer at 6 New Bridge Street.


Name

Country

Date

Papers

County

 Gilby, Frank 

 Canada 

 April 19, 1880 

 1st 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, Frank 

 Canada 

 November 01, 1890 

 2nd 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, George 

 England 

 June 10, 1879 

 1st 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, George 

 England 

 June 14, 1884 

 2nd 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, James 

 England 

 June 10, 1879 

 1st 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, James 

 England 

 March 01, 1890 

 2nd 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, John 

 England 

 April 24, 1880 

 1st 

 Grand Forks 

 Gilby, John 

 England 

 August 07, 1885 

 2nd 

 Grand Forks 


George and Maria Jane (Forster) Gilby


Maria Jane Forster was born July 17, 1865, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

George Gilby and Maria Jane Forster were married January 1, 1884, in Glen Williams, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada.


George Gilby and Maria Jane Forster Marriage Record.


The San Antonio Light, San Antonio, TX, Sunday, March 7, 1897

ROLLED INTO THE RIVER

A Horse, Buggy, Lady and Child All Go In Together

Mrs. Gilby, of 721 Chestnut street, was driving along Crockett street with her little four-year-old son yesterday afternoon about five o'clock, when one of the traces became loosened and the horse backed into the river between St. Mary's and Navarro streets. The horse, buggy and all rolled down the embankment, which is about fifteen feet above the water, and it was certainly a miracle that Mrs. Gilby and the little boy escaped as they did. The boy was apparently not hurt, but it is believed the lady injured her arm. Fortunately the horse is a gentile animal, or the accident would doubtless have been more serious. The lady and child as well as the horse were extricated from their perilous position by the prompt assistance of a kind  man, who saw the accident. Mounted officer Brown was also immediately upon the scene to give whatever aid was needed. The buggy is still in the river but will  be taken out today. Crockett street, between Navarro and St. Mary's streets, is a dangerous place for a runaway, as there is no railing or fence to prevent a horse from running into the river.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows George Gilby (age 47) born September 1852 in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1853 and a Naturalized Citizen is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife of 16 years, Maria Gilby (age 34) born July 1865 in Canada to Canadian-born parents and having emigrated in 1889, with all three of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his three sons, all born to England and Canadian-born parents: Ralph F. Gilby (age 15) born April 1885 in North Dakota; Jesse M. Gilby (age 11) born September 1888 in Canada; and George E. Gilby (age 7) born December 1892 in Canada.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1910, shows George Gilby (age 56) born in England to English-born parents is a Rail Road Telegraph Operator owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Alta Loma Twp., Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Maria Jane Gilby (age 44) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents, with all three of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his three unmarried children, all born to England and Canadian-born parents: son, Ralph Forster Gilby (age 24) born in Dacotah, who is a Rail Road Telegraph Operator; daughter, Jessie Monroe Gilby (age 21) born in Canada, who is a Rail Road Telegraph Operator; and George Earle Gilby (age 16) born in Canada.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken in April 1910 shows Jessie Gilby (age 22) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is an unmarried Railroad Service Telegraph Operator boarding in the City of Alvin, Brazoria Co., TX.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 19, 1920, shows George Gilby (age 66) born in England to English-born parents is a Poultry Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Maria Gilby (age 54) born in Canada to Canadian and Scottish-born parents, who is Employed.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 7, 1920, shows George E. Gilby (age 26) born in Minnesota to Canadian-born parents is a Western Union Telegraph Operator rooming at 1225 South Busterex Avenue, City of Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK. Living with him is Ruth Gilby (age 23) born in Texas to Kentucky-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 8, 1930, shows Wm. F. Cullen (age 46) born in Michigan to Canadian-born parents and first married at age 42 is a Railroad Train Dispatcher owning his own home worth $4,500 and is living at 1502 North Seventh Street, 1st Ward, City of Temple, Bell Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Jesse Cullen (age 41) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents, and having emigrated in 1889 and a Naturalized citizen and first married at age 29. Also living there are four unmarried children, all born in Texas: stepson, George Cullen (age 8-6/12) born to New York and Canadian-born parents; stepson, Ralph Cullen (age 7-7/12) born to New York and Canadian-born parents; daughter, Jean Cullen (age 2-7/12) born to Michigan and Canadian-born parents; and son, John Edward Cullen (age 2/12) born to Michigan and Canadian-born parents. Also living there: Wm.'s father-in-law, George Gilby (age 76) born in England to English-born parents and first married at age 31 and having emigrated in 1879 and a Naturalized citizen; and Wm.'s mother-law, Maria Gilby (age 64) born in Canada to Canadian and Scottish-born parents and first married at age 18 and having emigrated in 1883 and a Naturalized citizen.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows George E. Gilby (age 36) born in Minnesota to English and English Canadian-born parents and first married at age 24 is a Train Dispatcher owning his own home worth $5,000 and is living at 601 North Anglin, 2nd Ward, City of Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Ruth Gilby (age 33) born in Texas to Kentucky-born parents and first married at age 21. Also living there is  his daughter, Mary J. Gilby (age 7) born in Texas to Minnesota and Texas-born parents. Also living there is George's widowed mother-in-law, Laura Clifford (age 60) born in Texas to Kentucky-born parents.

Maria Jane (Forster) Gilby died October 16, 1932, in Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 67.


Maria Jane (Forster) Gilby Death Record.


The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, October 18, 1932

Driver Faints, Auto Leaves Road, Killing Dallas Woman in Canada

When her brother-in-law fainted while driving and their automobile, leaving the highway at a sharp curve, collided with a telephone pole. Mrs. George Gilby, 69, resident of Dallas for seven years, was killed Monday near Guelph,, Ont., Canada, her son, R. F. Gilby, of 521 South Marlborough, was notified. Her husband, George Gilby, was severely bruised and lacerated. Her sister, Mrs. James Russell, sustained a broken leg and cuts and bruises. James Russell, merchant at Fergus, Canada, driver of the car, sustained bruises and lacerations. Besides R. F. Gilby, Mrs. Gilby leaves a daughter, Mrs. Will Cullen of Temple, and a son, E. G. Gilby of Fort Worth. Mrs. Gilby was a native of Canada and with her husband had spent the summer there. They lived at Alta Loma, Galveston County, before coming to Dallas.


The Dallas Daily Times Herald, Dallas, TX, October 17, 1932

DALLAS WOMAN DIES IN WRECK

KILLED ON WAY HOME FROM VACATION IN CANADA

Guelph, Ontario, Oct. 17 (AP). - One woman was killed and two other person seriously injured in a motor car accident on the Guelph-Hamilton highway Sunday. Mrs. George Gilby of Dallas, Tex., received fatal injuries when a car driven by James Russell, Fergus merchant, left the highway at a sharp turn near Aberfoyle and struck a pole. George Gilby, husband of the dead woman, suffered a broken leg and cut head and Mrs. Elizabeth Russell, wife of the driver of the car, was seriously cut and bruised. Mrs. George Gilby, who resided here with her son, R. F. Gilby, 521 South Marlborough avenue, Oak Cliff, was en route home from a summer's vacation in Canada when the fatal accident occurred. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Besides here husband and son, Mrs. Gilby is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Will Cullen, of Temple, Tex., and another son, E. G. Gilby, of Fort Worth.


George Gilby died June 4, 1936, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, at age 83.


The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX, Friday, June 5, 1936

GEORGE GILBY, 83, TAKEN BY DEATH

George Gilby, 83, who had been a resident of Galveston for two years, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at the home of a son, G. E. Gilby, 1801 18th. He was born in England on Sept. 22, 1852. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Cullen of Jarrell, Tex., another son, Ralph Gilby of Dallas; eight grandchildren; one brother, James Gilby of Canada, and other relatives. Funeral arrangements will be announced by J. Levy & Bro. after the arrival of relatives.