William Gay Sr.
(1781-1840)
Mary Ann Hayes
(1778-1865)
John Beeker
(1785-1843)
Christina Young
(1790-1865)
John B. Gay Sr.
(1812-1888)
Elizabeth Beeker
(1822-1915)
Milton Gay
(1859-1946)

 

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Milton Gay 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 7 Oct 1859, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA 1 2 3
  • Died: 13 Feb 1946, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA at age 86 2 3 5
  • Buried: 16 Feb 1946, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2 3 5

   FamilySearch ID: LHJJ-J9X.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 8 The 1860 census recorded John Gay, farmer, 47, living with wife Elizabeth, 38; William, farmer, 17; Ann S., 15; Elmina, 11; Eliza J., 10; Alvin, 9; Sarah A., 7; Charles, 5; Kissiah, 3; and Milton, 6 months. All were born in Indiana except father John in Ohio. John had no real estate value and William $3000.
Next door is James Gay, 53, farmer, born in Ohio, with wife Kessiah, 29, born in Virginia and sons John, 7, and George, 3.

2. Census in 1880 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 9 The 1880 census recorded John Gay, farmer, 67, living with wife Elizabeth, 57; Annsolena, 32; Charles A., farm worker, 24; Sarah, 22; Kissia, 21, Milton, farm worker, 20, and John B., farm worker, 18. John was born in Ohio, his father in Maryland and mother in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was born in Indiana, her parents in North Carolina. Their children were all born in Indiana.

3. Census in 1900 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 10 The 1900 census recorded owning a home: Charles A. Gay, farmer, 44, born Apr 1856, living with brother Milton, farmer, 40, Oct 1859; mother Elizabeth, widowed, 78, Apr 1822; sister Anselena, 55, Mar 1845; sister Sarah A., 46, Sep 1854; and sister Kesiah E., 42, Dec 1857. The census columns record Elizabeth had birthed 9 children with 5 alive in 1900. Elizabeth's children are all single, born in Indiana, their father born in Ohio. Elizabeth was born in Indiana and her parents in North Carolina.
On the same census page as close neighbors are two of Elizabeth's other daughters, Eliza J. Klepinger, 50, Feb 1850, living with her husband and sons; and Elmina Hoilman, 52, Mar 1848, a widow living with her sons and daughters.
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4. Census in 1910 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 11 The 1910 census recorded Elizabeth Gay, widowed, 88, living her children: Anslena, 64; Sarah A., 56; Charles A., farmer, 54; Kesiah E., 52; and Milton, farmer, 50. Everyone was born in Indiana. Elizabeth's parents were born in North Carolina and her children's father in Ohio. The census columns record Elizabeth had birthed 11 children and 8 were alive in 1910.

5. Census in 1920 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 12 The 1920 census recorded Charles A. Gay, farmer, 63, living with sisters Anselana, 73; Sarah A., 65; and Kisiah E., 62; and his brother, Milton, farmer, 59. All were single. They and their mother were born in Indiana, their father in Ohio.

6. Census in 1930 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 13 The 1930 census recorded Charles A. Gay, 73, living with sister Sarah A. Gay, 75; and brother Milton Gay, 70; and a hired man, Bert Carter, laborer in club house, 51. Everyone is single. The Gays and their mother were born in Indiana, their father in Ohio.

7. Obituary: Kokomo Tribune: obutuary of Charles Gay on 31 May 1939 in Kokomo, Howard, IN. 14 ---
RITES FOR CHARLES GAY, LARGE CARROLL COUNTY LANDOWNER, TO BE HELD THURSDAY
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Delphi, May 31. -- Funeral services for Charles Gay, age 83, who died Monday night, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the late residence, west of Delphi. Burial will be in the Pretty Prairie cemetery.
Mr. Gay, with his brother, Milt, were among the largest landowners in this part of the state. The two own more than 1,000 acres in Carroll and White counties. His brother is the only immediate survivor.

8. Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage, 13 Feb 1946, Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 3

9. Occupation: farmer on 13 Feb 1946 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA. 3

10. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of Milton Gay on 14 Feb 1946 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 5 MILTON GAY
BROOKSTON, Feb. 13 -- Milton Gay, 85, the last member of a pioneer family, died at his home six miles east of here, after suffering a stroke four days ago. His parents were John and Elizabeth (Beeker) Gay. A farmer, his entire life was spent on the same farm. He was a member of the Methodist church. Only survivors are nieces and nephews. Body at the Thompson funeral home for services there Saturday at 2 p. m.


Sources


1 Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1899, 1075 pages), Volume 1, page 392. William H. Gay.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7131677.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 6879. Milton Gay, single, father John Gay, mother Elizabeth Beeker, informant Culver Hoilman.

4 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 11 May 1927, page 4. Obituary of Salina Gay.

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 14 Feb 1946, page 8.

6 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 20 Feb 1928, page 10. Obituary of Kisiah E. Gray [sic].

7 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 21 Aug 1935, page 13. Obituary of Sarah Gay.

8 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4NC-HT1 John Gay, 1860.

9 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSB-4BJ John Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 185, sheet 340C.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99G-J18 Charles A Gay, Prairie Township, Precinct 2 (east half), White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 6A, family 111.

11 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKR6-WQ6 Elizabeth Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 216, sheet 5A, family 92.

12 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFH8-GRC Charles A Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing ED 225, sheet 4B, line 55, family 89.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X41D-MPK : accessed 17 March 2020), Charles A Gay, Prairie, White, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 12, sheet 9A, line 47, family 185.

14 Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, IN), 31 May 1939, page 14. Obituary of Charles Gay.



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