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James Gilby was born February 15, 1846, in St. Mary, Bishop Hill Senior, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England, was Christened March 15, 1846, in York, County Yorkshire, England, and died November 9, 1922, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 76. Buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, City of Gilby, Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. He is the son of John Gilby of Kirton, County Lincolnshire, England, and Alisemon Elizabeth Straw of the City of Lincoln, County Lincolnshire, England.

Louisa "Louise" Schaefer was born June, 1860, in Canada, and died July 27, 1951, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 91. Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. She is possibly the daughter of Jacob Schaefer of Germany (Born October 8, 1826; Died March 15, 1909) and Friedrica Moelha/Meilhaus of Germany (born about 1830; Died 1891 - 1901 in Canada). Lived in Wilmot, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada, where he was a Tailor.

James Gilby and Louisa "Louise" Schaefer were married about 1881 in Unknown.

James Gilby and Louisa "Louise" (Schaefer) Gilby had seven children:

  1. Frederick James "Fred" Gilby: Born July 31, 1884, in North Dakota; Died October 9, 1946, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (age 60). Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.
  2. Edgar Victor Gilby: Born July 26, 1890, in Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND; Died after March 30, 1918, in Unknown. He was an unmarried Telegraph Operator for the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada, and living at 2304 16th Ave., Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.
  3. Emily M. Gilby: Born October 14, 1892, in North Dakota; Died October 6, 1974, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (age 81). Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Never married.
  4. Flora Bertha Gilby: Born December 17, 1893, in Wilmont, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada; Died December 8, 1984, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 90). Buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Flora never married.
  5. Unknown Son Gilby: Born about January 1895 in Unknown; Died August 30, 1895, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks Co., ND (age Infant). Buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, City of Gilby, Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND.
  6. Rose Gilby: Born before 1900 in Unknown; Died about January 1911 in the Village of Manor, Flora, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  7. Unknown Gilby: Born before 1900 in Unknown; Died before 1900 in Unknown.



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Ontario was known as: Upper Canada from June 10, 1791, to February 10, 1841; Canada West from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and Ontario after July 1, 1867.


   

Abner Nathaniel Abbey and Emma (Gilby) Abbey are buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, City of Gilby, Gilby Twp., Grand Forks Co., ND. Charles and Pearl Abbey are also buried there. Pearl's mother, Alise Gilby, along with her second husband, James Gilby, are also buried there. John Gilby, Jr., is also buried there.


Frederick James "Fred" Gilby Passport.


James Gilby was born February 15, 1846, in St. Mary, Bishop Hill Senior, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England.

The 1851 UK Census as of March 30, 1851 shows John Gilby (age 36) born in Kirton, 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 Willsby, County Lincolnshire, England. The assistant grocer and two house servants also live there.

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

Louisa Schaefer was born June, 1860, in Canada.

Gilby, John Sr., Farmer, Male, Age 48, Birth Place: England, Religion: W, Living in Trafalgar Township, 1861, page 61

Gilby, James, Farmer, Male, Age 48, Birth Place: England, Religion: Wesleyan Methodist, Living in Trafalgar Township, 1871, division 1, page 24

Gilby, James, Farmer, Male, Age 61, Birth Place: England, Religion: Church of England, Anglican, Living in Trafalgar Township, 1881, division 1, page 106

James Gilby and Louisa "Louise" Schaefer were married about 1881 in Unknown.


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 


Gilby , James , Trafalgar , Trafalgar Township Freeholder - Con. (south Dundas Street) 1 Lot. 10 , Morrey's Business Directory - Halton, Waterloo and Wellington, (Ingersoll: Union Publishing Co., 1896), page 177
Gilby , James , Trafalgar , Trafalgar Township Freeholder - Con. (south Dundas Street) 1 Lot. 10 , Morrey's Business Directory - Halton, Waterloo, Wellington counties, (Ingersoll: Union Publishing Co., 1899), page 33


James Gilby


James and Louisa (Schaefer) Gilby


Sons of James and Louisa (Schaefer) Gilby


The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, August 31, 1895

CITY NEWS.

The 7-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Gilby, 406 North Eighth street, died yesterday of cholera infantum. The remains were taken to Gilby for interment.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1900 shows James Gilby (age 56) born February 1844 in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1879 and a Naturalized citizen is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living at 322 Walnut Street, 1st Ward, City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Co., ND. Living with him is his wife of 18 years, Louisa Gilby (age 39) born June 1860 in Canada to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1882, with 4 of the 7 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his four children, all born to English and Canadian-born parents: Fred J. Gilby (age 15) born July 1884 in North Dakota; Victor C. Gilby (age 9) born July 1890 in North Dakota; Emily M. Gilby (age 7) born October 1892 in North Dakota; and Flora B. Gilby (age 6) born December 1893 in Canada. Also living there is James's married childless niece: Fredda Curtiss (age 19) born September 1880 in Canada to English and Canadian-born parents and having emigrated in 1882, who is a Stenographer.


The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, July 28, 1905

BURNED THE HOUSE

James Gilby, of This City, Loses a House in Canada.

James Gilby, of this city, recently purchased a large farm in the Northwest Territory, about one hundred miles west of Brandon, and went up there last week to take possession, while Mrs. Gilby and a younger son took up furniture for their new home intending to get it in a readiness for the coming of the remainder of the family. The party from whom he purchased the house had not moved out yet on their arrival, and Mr. Gilby, after getting his furniture into the house, pitched into the farm work. In taking down the stove while moving out, the former owner accidentally set fire to the kitchen. The fire was soon beyond control and the house burned to the ground, together with both Mr. Gilby's furniture and that of the former owner as well. Nothing was saved. Mr. Gilby, who was plowing in the field a mile away when his attention was attracted to the blaze, found little but ashes to greet him on his arrival after a hurried run to the house. He thought it rather a warm reception for a cold country, but had the house partially insured. He lost considerable clothing besides the furniture. Moral: Insure in the Holmes-Leidman Agency.


The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, July 26, 1908

Expects Good Crop - James Gilby writes from Carlisle, Sask., that crops are very good in that section. Farmers generally are pleased over the outlook.

Gets Better Place - Operator Gilby, who has been doing a day stunt at the Western Union office, left yesterday for Winnepig, where he has secured a more lucrative position with the Canadian Pacific. He will work in the commercial telegraph office of the company.


The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, March 7, 1910

Goes to St. Thomas.

James Gilby, of Saskatoon, Sask., formerly of this city, who has been spending the past several days visiting old friends left this morning for St. Thomas where he will visit the Curtis family before returning home. While here Mr. Gilby was a guest at the homes of Frank Gilby and Thomas Nisbet.


The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, February 1, 1911

Society Notes

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Gilby, of Manor, Sask., will regret to hear of the death of their daughter, Rose, which occurred at Manor recently. Mr. and Mrs. Gilby have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.


William James Gilby WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918.


   

William James Gilby WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 9, 1920 shows James Gilby (age 73) born in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1879 and becoming a Naturalized citizen in 1890 is a Gardener renting his home and living at 3204 16th Ave. South, 7th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Louise Gilby (age 60) born in Canada to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1881 and becoming a Naturalized citizen in 1890. Also living there are his unmarried children, all born in North Dakota to English and Canadian-born parents: James F. Gilby (age 34), a Telegraph Operator; Emilie M. Gilby (age 24), an Insurance Stenographer; and Flora B. Gilby (age 23), a Law Office Stenographer.

James Gilby died November 9, 1922 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN at age 76.


The Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, ND, November 11, 1922

James Gilby, Pioneer Resident Of The State, Dies In Minneapolis

James Gilby, age 70, pioneer resident of North Dakota for whom the town of Gilby was named, died at his Minneapolis home Thursday, following a paralytic stroke, according to information received here. Mr. Gilby came to Grand Forks county from the east in 1878, residing at Gilby for 20 years, following which he lived in Grand Forks, Canada and Minneapolis. Although no definite funeral arrangements have been made it is expected the body will be forwarded to Gilby for interment.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930 shows Louisa Gilby (age 70) born in French Canada to German-born parents, and first married at age 23, and having emigrated in 1886, and a Naturalized citizen, and who owns her home worth $6,000 is a widowed Head of Household, and is living at 4112 Garfield Ave., 13th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with her are: her unmarried son, Fred J. Gilby (age 46) born in North Dakota to England and French Canadian-born parents, a Telegraph Company Operator; her unmarried daughter, Emily M. Gilby (age 34) born in North Dakota to England and French Canadian-born parents, working in the Head Office in an Insurance Company; and her unmarried daughter, Flora B. Gilby (age 33) born in French Canada to England and French Canadian-born parents, and having emigrated in 1889 and a Naturalized citizen, a Railroad Company Stenographer.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1940 shows Louisa Gilley (age 80) born in English Canada, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School, and a Naturalized Citizen, is a widowed Head of Household, and who owns her home worth $4,200 and is living at 4112 Garfield Ave., 13th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with her are: her unmarried son, Frederick J. Gilby (age 55) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School; her unmarried daughter, Emily M. Gilby (age 47) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, a Stenographer for General Insurance, and her unmarried daughter, Flora B. Gilby (age 46) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of High School, a Typist Clerk for a Steam Railroad.

Louisa (Schaefer) Gilby died July 27, 1951 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, at age 91.