Benjamin True Gault
 
 
BENJAMIN TRUE GAULT


Birth:     Nov. 2, 1858 Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Death:     Mar. 20, 1942 Glen Ellyn, DuPage County, Illinois, USA


Father: James Cochran Gault
Birth: 19 Dec 1825 in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

Married: 29 Mar 1854 in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

Mother: Mary True Dudley
Birth: 17 Mar 1829 in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

Benjamin Gault

“Benjamin T. Gault, called "the bird man" by the village folk lived for many years in the house on the southwest corner of Main and Hawthorne, last occupied by the Earl Twichells. He is a member of the American Ornithological Union, the National Geographic Society, the American Audubon Society, the Cooper Ornithological Society of Cali-
fornia, secretary of the Wilson Ornithological Club, also on the advisory council of "Bird Lore." He writes for this magazine, also the Smith- sonian Institute, the Auk, Birds and Nature and Forest and Stream. In pursuing his bird studies, Mr. Gault has traveled far and wide.

Mr. Gault lived in the house on Main street with his mother until her death at the age of ninety years, when he sold his home and left Glen Ellyn for a time. The house during his occupancy, was filled on the first floor, with cases reaching to the ceiling containing stuffed specimens of birds of all kinds from every country. It was considered a
great honor to have the privilege of viewing this collection and the Study Club and school children were so honored.

The Gault house on Madison and Market, Chicago, is owned by his family. Mr. Gault returned in 1928 to Glen Ellyn to make his home.”
 -- from “The Story of an Old Town – Glen Ellyn” by Ada Douglas Harmon (Page #84).
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Pike County Historical Society, Illinois
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DuPage County Genealogical Society, Illinois
Illinois State Genealogical Society
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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