Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Courtland Reuben Gailfus

Male 1866 - 1925  (58 years)


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  • Name Courtland Reuben Gailfus 
    Born 28 Oct 1866  Ayton, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-75766 
    Died 4 Aug 1925  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I75766  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Blaisus Gailfus,   b. 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age < 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Winkler,   b. CALC 9 Apr 1840, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1911  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1858  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F28982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ella May Paupst,   b. 29 Jul 1869, Lunenburg, Stormont Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Feb 1896  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F27978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1866 - Ayton, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Feb 1896 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1925 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • COURTLAND R. GAILFUS, state's attorney and United States commissioner at Rolla, has won for himself an enviable position among the business and professional men of North Dakota. He stands in the front ranks of the Rolette county bar and is well known throughout the state.

      Mr. Gailfus is a native of Ontario, Canada, born October 28. 1866. He was the youngest of the three children born to B. and Elizabeth (Winkler) Gailfus. When he was a small boy he lost his father by death, and his mother removed to Manitoba in 1879, and in the spring of 1885 the family settled in Towner county, Dakota. As soon as our subject reached the age of maturity he began to take up government land. He secured three claims, a pre-emption, a tree claim and a homestead claim. He made his residence upon his homestead in 1890 and about this time began teaching school, having secured a fair education by private study. He taught during the summers and attended the university at Grand Forks during the winter months. He later entered the University of Minnesota and took up the study of the law. In 1893 he went to Chicago and took a course in the Kent College of Law, at the same time working in the office of W. B. Keef. He graduated with the class of from that institution and was admitted to the Illinois bar June 26, 1895. In the autumn of that year he came to Rolla and engaged in wheat buying. He was admitted to the bar of North Dakota October 7, 1895, and began the practice of his profession. He was elected state's attorney that same fall and still holds that office. On July 2, 1897, he was appointed United States commissioner at Rolla, which office he also holds at the present time. He entered the legal field against competition experienced and well established, but made his way rapidly to the front and has maintained his position. He is also part owner of fourteen hundred and forty acres of land in Towner and Rolette counties, his partner being Guido Widmeyer. This vast acreage is devoted exclusively to wheat raising.

      Mr. Gailfus was married, in 1896, to Miss Ella May Paupst, and to this union three children have been born, named in the order of their birth as follows : Lorna, Manila and one infant unnamed. Mr. Gailfus is a Republican in his political faith and has taken an active part in the public affairs of his county and state. He is a member in good standing of the A. O. U. W. and the M. W. A. He is a worthy citizen and valued member of the community.

      Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Dena Whitesell

  • Sources 
    1. [S2173] Find A Grave.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Blasnis Getfuss Birth Place: Germany Residence: Woolwich Township Age: 27 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831 Father Name: Thaddeus Mother Name: Barbara Spouse Name: Elizabeth Winkler Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840 Spouse Birth Place: Woolwich Township Spouse residence: Woolwich Township Spouse Father Name: Jacob Spouse Mother Name: Regina Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1858 Marriage County: Waterloo