Gilbert Jake Sargent 1916 - 2001

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A self-employed fence builder and the child of Frank Sargent and Mahala Robertson, Gilbert Sargent, the fourth cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Morocco, Newton, Indiana, USA on 17 May 19161 and was married to Garnet Denham (with whom he had 6 children: Gilbert J, Hale, Linda, and Mary, along with 2 surviving children) in Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, USA on 17 Apr 1937.

During his life, he was living in Newton, Indiana, USA on 1 Jan 19202 and in Jackson, Indiana on 1 Apr 19303.

He died on 31 Jan 2001 in Morocco1 (gilbert J. Sargent Sr., 84; Morocco - Gilbert J. Sargent Sr., 84, of Morocco, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the home of his daughter, Iris Casper (husband: Ronald) of Hermitage, Tenn. He was born May 17, 1916, in Morocco, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a retired self-employed fence builder. On April 17, 1937, he married Garnet Sargent in Valparaiso, and she died in 1997. Mr. Sargent was affiliated with Assembly of God Church of Morocco. Surviving with his daughter are two sons, Gilbert J. Sargent Jr. (wife: Elizabeth Ann) of Versailles, Ky., and Hale Sargent (wife: Shirley) of Morocco; three daughters, Lula Deardurff (husband: Ted) and Linda Watson (husband: Charlie), bothof Morocco, and Mary Webb (husband: Lyle) of Rensselaer; three brothers, Cletus Sargent of Brook, Leon Sargent of Lake Village and Lawrence Sargent of Florida; and a sister, Pearl Denham of Morocco. Services are Sunday in Morocco) and is buried there at Oakland Cemetery.


  1. Frank Edward was born on 8 Jun 1894
  2. Mahala was born on 19 Sept 1895


Gilbert Sargent - headstone

Gilbert Sargent - headstone

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. Social Security Death Index - Findmypast
  2. US Census 1920 - Findmypast (was age 3 and the son of the head of the household)
  3. US Census 1930 - Findmypast (was age 13 and the son of the head of the household)

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