Trying to find information on Elizabeth TRUDEAU or HOLTHAUS, wife of John
Gilson in Nebraska City, NE.
John GILSON, son of John Sr. & Edna (HUNTER) Gilson was b. 1868 Iowa.
He resided in Nebraska City until 1924.
John was married to Elizabeth TRUDEAU, about 1909 at Nebraska City, NE.
Elizabeth died at age 44, on Dec.02, 1920.
The 1920 Nebraska City Second Ward census, states John's age as 52 and wife
Elizabeth (Trudeau) as 42. There is some doubt about the surname of John's
wife. The first name we came up with was Trudeau, however, her estate settlement
documents indicate that she may have been a Holthaus.
There is also some doubt about the infant child of J. Gilson buried at Wyuka
Cem. This child died in 1904 whereas, John and Elizabeth were not married
until 1909. This could indicate that John may have been previously married.
John later became a resident of LA Platte, Nebraska, where he worked at the
Cornutt lumber yards.
John W. Gilson was age 77 on his death on Feb.06, 1946 and was buried beside
his wife at Wyuka Cem. in Neb. city, Ne.
CHANDLER from Spokane, WA & CA .
GILSON from PA.,Ohio, Indiana, MO, NE & CA .
IRWIN & REEVES from PA., Meigs Co.Ohio & Fremont Co.Iowa.
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