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John Frederick Gigax

John Frederick Gigax

Male 1885 - 1970  (85 years)


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  • Name John Frederick Gigax  [1
    Born 10 Sep 1885  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
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    Anecdote
    • John was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio. He moved to Pittsburgh to live his adult life. He was employed by the Pennsylvania and Lake Erie Railroad as a clerk and later worked for the Southern Railroad as the Pittsburgh Freight Agent until he retired in 1947.
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    CW Service
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    Occupation
    • A post office employee and during part of his career he worked on post office trains sorting mail enroute. He lived in Pittsburgh.
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    Record ID Number 1985 
    Died 16 Sep 1970  Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny, Pennsyvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 19 Sep 1970  Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny, Pennsyvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 4 Siblings 
    Person ID I1985  Hillbillies & Vikings
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2019 

    Father Frank Gigax,   b. 7 Apr 1856, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1939, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Esther Ardelia Haldeman,   b. 6 Oct 1855, Sonora, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1936, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1879  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Minnie Michel,   b. 14 Apr 1891, Enon Valley, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1969, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1914  43 Climax St., Beltzhoover, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Met Esther Minnie Michel and married her three months after arriving in Pittsburgh. They were married in the bride's home at 43 [or 38 check] Climax Street in Beltzhoover. She had worked in the Riech Dairy before marriage. They lived in the Beltzhoover neighorhood of Pittsburgh, and then in about 1924, they moved to 1505 Park Avenue in Dormont to live with and care for Esther's mother, Emma Elizabeth (Rech) Michel. They attended the Christ Lutheran Church in Beltzhoover and Bethany Lutheran Church in Dormont. John and Esther lived in their Dormont home until their deaths.
    Age at Marriage He was 28 years and 10 months - She was 23 years and 3 months  
    Children 
     1. Ruth Louise Gigax,   b. 21 Jan 1915, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mae Elizabeth Gigax,   b. 7 Sep 1916, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1982, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Grace Naomi Gigax,   b. 31 Mar 1918, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 2009  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Old Man Draft Registration Card, WWI
    Old Man Draft Registration Card, WWI

  • Reference  Your Name Here. "John Frederick Gigax". Hillbillies & Vikings. https://jonandjohn.org/getperson.php?personID=I1985&tree=tree1 (accessed October 5, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Russell Arndts. Research conducted by Russel Arndts on the Gigax Family. GIGAX.GED imported on 2006/09/07 at 20:41:10; Compiler: Russell Arndts; Date: 7 sep 2006; Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota; Url: via email attachment.

    2. [S323] Ada S. Landis. Nellie May Gigax (Mrs. Wietzel) Family Tree as submitted for her successful application to the Daughters of the American Revolution; Subject: Nellie May Gigax Wietzel; Applied To: Daughters of the American Revolution; Date: 8 Mar 1949; File Number: 327786.


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