Ameila Ross Gorgas

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Ameila Ross Gorgas (Gayle)

Birthplace: Greensboro,Hale County,Alabama,,,, Alabama
Death: Died in Alabama
Place of Burial: Tuscaloosa, ALABAMA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Gayle, Governor; Sarah Ann Gayle and Sophia Ann Gayle
Wife of Brig. General Josiah Gorgas (CSA)
Mother of Dr. William C. Gorgas, 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army; Christine Amelia Palfrey and Richard Haynesworth Gorgas
Sister of Sarah Ann Crawford; Matthew Gayle; Anna Maria Gayle; Richard Haynesworth Gayle and Mary Rees Gayle

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About Ameila Ross Gorgas

Amelia Gorgas was the librarian at the University of Alabama from 1883 to 1907. The main campus library at the school is named after her.

Amelia Gayle Gorgas (June 1, 1826 - January 3, 1913) was librarian and postmistress of the University of Alabama for 25 years until her retirement at the age of eighty in 1907. She expanded the library from 6,000 to 20,000 volumes. The primary library at the university is named after her.

A native of Greensboro, Alabama, Amelia was the daughter of Alabama governor John Gayle, the wife of Pennsylvania-born Confederate general Josiah Gorgas and the mother of Surgeon General William C. Gorgas. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1977.

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Ameila Ross Gorgas's Timeline

June 1, 1826
December 29, 1853
Age 27
March 17, 1854
Age 27
Toulminville, Mobile, AL, USA
June 14, 1859
Age 33
South Carolina
November 3, 1864
Age 38
Richmond, Henrico, VA, USA
January 3, 1913
Age 86
Tuscaloosa, ALABAMA