Edward James Gilpin


U.S. Army

parents: Albert Robert Gilpin and Emily Jane Andis


Birth:  11 Apr 1897  Everett, Snohomish, WA
Death:  04 Aug 1968  Puyallup, Pierce, WA
Burial:  Newport Cemetery, Newport, Pend Oreille, WA

Marriage #1

Gladys Marguerite Lane

24 Sep 1920  Burlington, Skagit, WA


Jeanne Claire Gilpin 25 Sep 1921
children of Edward James Gilpin and Gladys Marguerite (Carter) Gilpin


1910 Federal census Lake precinct, Skagit, WA - age 13 (view census information)
1920 Federal census Burlington, Skagit, WA - age 22 (view census information)
1930 Federal census Port Townsend, Jefferson, WA - age 32 (view census information)
Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index; WWI Civilian Draft Database; Washington State Death index 1907-1996; Washington State Birth Index prior to 1910-1919; WWII service record
Washington State Library WWI service records
Random Acts of Kindness volunteer John Brookhouse Obituaries 
FInd a Grave volunteers Bruce Tupper and 天使 Cemetery and tombstone photos - Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco, OR
Random Acts of Kindness volunteer Cindi Grant  Obituaries and tombstone photos
Find-a-Grave Cemetery records (online)
Family records Records and photos belonging to Shelley Samsel
Family records Records belonging to Nicholas Literski
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information

1) Wife of Edward James Gilpin: Gladys Marguerite Lane (adopted by Louis Lincoln Lane - listed as her father) - born 06 Feb 1900 OR; died 05 Dec 1972 WA; obituary; buried Newport Cemetery, Newport, Pend Oreille, WA; photo of tombstone; married (1) to ____ Carter; daughter of Louis Lincoln Lane (24 Jul 1861 Harrisburg, Linn, OR-11 Jan 1940 The Dalles, Wasco, OR; obituary) and Harriett Eugenia Miller* (c. 1864 Gibson, Susquehanna, PA-03 Jan 1939 The Dalles, Wasco, OR; obituary); Louis and Harriett buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco, OR - unmarked); Louis and Harriett married 08 Oct 1884. Gladys had one son by unknown Carter: Dewey M Lane (03 Aug 1918 OR-15 Mar 1992 Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington); Dewey married 27 Aug 1949 Seattle, King, WA Evelyn Lorene McCaslin (10 Apr 1918 Seattle, King, WA-30 Nov 1997 Port Townsend, Jefferson, WA). Dewey used his mother's maiden name throughout his life. Dewey served during WWII.  

 * Harriett's mother was Marintha C Post, found here under (4) Effie Laurena Gilpin.   

2) We have a copy of Edward and Gladys's marriage certificate.

3) Edward was a Corporal in Co. K, 23d Div.  He was born in  Everett WA on 11 Apr 1897, the son of Albert R. and Jane Gilpin of Burlington WA.  Edward entered the service from Seattle WA on 15 Jul 1917 and transferred from Camp Murray WA to Camp Mills NY, and then to France.  On 14 Nov 1917 he was promoted from private to corporal.  He was in action at Chateau-Thierry, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Champaigne and Argonne.  He was part of the Army of Occupation and was overseas for 15 months.  He was decorated with Croix d Guerre and mustered out at Camp Lewis WA on 18 May 1919.  We have a copy of his service record.

4) We have copies of two different obituaries for Edward.


Photos and/or signatures

Edward James, Chester Robert, 
Opal and Herberta Helena Gilpin

c. 1916


Edward James Gilpin (back row, 3rd from right)

unknown  date


Edward James Gilpin

c. 1917

Edward James Gilpin

Newport Cemetery
Newport, Pend Oreille, WA

photo courtesy of Cindi Grant, Newport, Washington

children of Emily Jane (Andis) Gilpin, Kimble

Herberta Larson, Chester Gilpin, Opal Shepard, Bertha Zirk, 
Effie Calkins, Edward Gilpin

photo taken on the day of Emily's funeral
May 1965