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A scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, photographs and programs relating to several members of the Gaitskill family.
Joseph Ennis (1836-1899) was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army from 1861-1863 in the Co. D, Fourth Iowa Cavalry. He married Pauline Hollibaugh (1848-1931) in 1864. In 1870, they moved to Girard, Kansas, where a daughter was born (Belle Ennis, 1870-1922). Belle would graduate from Girard High School in 1887 and began working in the Girard schools that same year. Belle married Bennet Sudith Gaitskill (1858-1927) in 1892, together they had a son named Joseph Ennis Gaitskill (1894-1952). A daughter was born in 1864 but died the following year. Belle Gaitskill occupied several leadership positions in Girard throughout her life. Ben worked as a lawyer before being elected county attorney in 1888.
Social Life and Customs
Size of Collection
.4 linear feet
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 0382
Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library, "Gaitskill Family Collection, 1878-1930" (2022). Finding Aids. 397.