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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.

Publication Date

3-18-2022

Keywords

Social Life and Customs

Disciplines

History

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection

1878-1930

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0382

Gaitskill Family Collection, 1878-1930

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