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Richard L. Gidley

Male 1841 - 1887  (45 years)


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  • Name Richard L. Gidley  [1
    Born 4 Jun 1841  Cornwall, , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote Abt 1880  [2
    • Gidley, Richard L., is a cousin from over the sea. He is a
      native of Cornwall, Wales, born June 4, 1841. At the age of
      five years he immigrated to America with his parents who
      located in Wisconsin. Here Mr. G. remained until 1865, when he
      went to school some, and commenced learning the carpenter's
      trade. That year he came to Iowa, stopping at Des Moines, where
      he remained until 1868. From thence he went to Council Bluffs,
      remaining until 1870, when he sought Malvern for his future
      home, of where he was among its first settlers. In it, he has
      held various positions of trust - Mayor, town trustee, twice,
      and is now serving his third term under the present
      organization. He has worked at the carpenter trade for
      twenty-five years, having commenced to learn its mysteries when
      but fifteen years old. He is now the proprietor of the Inter
      Ocean Hotel of Malvern. Sena Mabee, of Monroe county, Iowa,
      joined Mr. Gidley, as a co-laborer in his pilgrimage through
      life's journey, April 15, 1878. One child, Richard E., born at
      Malvern, August 24, 1879, has been added to that home circle.
      Mr. D. did good service for his adopted country in the
      rebellion. He enlisted in company I, of the second Wisconsin
      infantry, in April, 1861, and served in the army until June 30,
      1864. He was in the battles of Bull Run, Fredericksburg,
      Charlottsville, South Mountain, Antietam, and Gettysburg, at
      which battle he was wounded. He explains that he fired the
      first shot from the infantry, at the battle of Gettysburg. From
      the effects of his wound he was confined to the hospital some
      eleven months. He was a prisoner for the three days the rebels
      occupied the town. He is a Mason and was master of the Silver
      Urn Lodge of Malvern for two terms.
    No Name Abt 1880  [2
    • Gidley, Richard L., is a cousin from over the sea. He is a
      native of Cornwall, Wales, born June 4, 1841. At the age of
      five years he immigrated to America with his parents who
      located in Wisconsin. Here Mr. G. remained until 1865, when he
      went to school some, and commenced learning the carpenter's
      trade. That year he came to Iowa, stopping at Des Moines, where
      he remained until 1868. From thence he went to Council Bluffs,
      remaining until 1870, when he sought Malvern for his future
      home, of where he was among its first settlers. In it, he has
      held various positions of trust - Mayor, town trustee, twice,
      and is now serving his third term under the present
      organization. He has worked at the carpenter trade for
      twenty-five years, having commenced to learn its mysteries when
      but fifteen years old. He is now the proprietor of the Inter
      Ocean Hotel of Malvern. Sena Mabee, of Monroe county, Iowa,
      joined Mr. Gidley, as a co-laborer in his pilgrimage through
      life's journey, April 15, 1878. One child, Richard E., born at
      Malvern, August 24, 1879, has been added to that home circle.
      Mr. D. did good service for his adopted country in the
      rebellion. He enlisted in company I, of the second Wisconsin
      infantry, in April, 1861, and served in the army until June 30,
      1864. He was in the battles of Bull Run, Fredericksburg,
      Charlottsville, South Mountain, Antietam, and Gettysburg, at
      which battle he was wounded. He explains that he fired the
      first shot from the infantry, at the battle of Gettysburg. From
      the effects of his wound he was confined to the hospital some
      eleven months. He was a prisoner for the three days the rebels
      occupied the town. He is a Mason and was master of the Silver
      Urn Lodge of Malvern for two terms.
    No Name 1880  Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Richard L. Gidley and Sena Mabee appeared on the census of 1880
      Malvern, Mills County, IowaRichard Gidley, Self, M, Male, W,
      38, ENG, Carpenter, ENG, ENG
      Sena Gidley, Wife, M, Female, W, 26, CAN, Keeping House, CAN,
      CAN
      Richard E. Gidley, Son, S, Male, W, 10M, IA, , ENG, CAN
      H.C. White, Other, S, Male, W, 33, OH, Carpenter, ENG, CAN
    No Name 1885  First Avenue, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Richard L. Gidley and Sena Mabee appeared on the census of 1885
      First Avenue, Malvern, Mills County, IowaRichard L. Gidley, 42,
      M, M, England
      Sena Gidley, 29, F, M, Canada
      Richard E. Gidley, 5, M, S, Mills
      Thomas D. Gidley, 3, M, S, Mills
      Sena A. Gidley, 0, F, S, Mills
    Died 4 May 1887  Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • From the Maybee Society files. Not all data is verified. Say dates are estimates and are probably within 20 years. The Maybee Society keeps its data on The Master Genealogist�, and has been modified by Gary Hester?s WIT2NOTE� to form the GedCom file. This information is also available in a TMG file.
    Person ID I24492  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Family Sena Mabee,   b. 26 Sep 1855, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1928  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1878  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1880  Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Richard Gidley, Self, M, Male, W, 38, ENG, Carpenter, ENG, ENG
      Sena Gidley, Wife, M, Female, W, 26, CAN, Keeping House, CAN,
      CAN
      Richard E. Gidley, Son, S, Male, W, 10M, IA, , ENG, CAN
      H.C. White, Other, S, Male, W, 33, OH, Carpenter, ENG, CAN
    Census 1885  First Avenue, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Richard L. Gidley, 42, M, M, England
      Sena Gidley, 29, F, M, Canada
      Richard E. Gidley, 5, M, S, Mills
      Thomas D. Gidley, 3, M, S, Mills
      Sena A. Gidley, 0, F, S, Mills
    Children 
     1. Richard E. Gidley,   b. 24 Aug 1879, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas D. Gidley,   b. 1881, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna Gidley,   b. Oct 1884, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551606836  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH, P635/636 MALVERN TOWNSHIP (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH OF RICHARD L. GIDLEY, P635/636 MALVERN TOWNSHIP (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1273] IGI - LDS, 1880 CENSUS, MALVERN, MILLS, IOWA, FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY FILM 1254356, NA FILM NUMBER T9-0356, PAGE NUMBER 359C (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1247] Ancestry.com, 1885 STATE CENSUS, MALVERN, MILLS COUNTY, IOWA, DWELLING 149, FAMILY 150, PAGE NUMBER 244, LINE 18; FAMILY HISTORY FILM: 1021498, VOLUME: 233 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1299] RW download, DAVIS-RUDYARD-HATCHER, BY HAL HATCHER (Reliability: 3).