Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mrs. J. B. Gillette Dies in this City

From: The Oakland Tribune, 16 October 1912

Mrs. J. B. Gillette Dies in This City

Mrs. Juliette Britania Gillette, wife of the late Captain L. P. Gillette, United States army, is dead at her home in this city. She was a native of Connecticut, aged 78 years.
Her husband served throughout the Civil War in the firt Nebraska regiment, and later under General Custer in the Indian campaign. She accompanied him in both campaigns and was active in caring for the wounded on the field. Although 74 years at the time the fight for woman suffrage was being carried on in this State, Mrs. Gillette was prominent in the campaign and took the keenest pleasure in casting her first vote.

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