Born: around 1870, San Francisco, CA
Died: November 24, 1946
Married: James Gillett on May 8, 1898
Maiden Name: Erzgraber
Father: William Erzgraber
Mother: Therese Erzgraber
Husband: James Gillett
Children: Effie, Ethel, Horace and James
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Did You Know?
- Isabella was an excellent pianist who was also a published poet.
Isabella Erzgraber, a San Francisco socialite, was a talented pianist, musical composer and poet. On May 8, 1898 she married James Gillett. They had four children, one son of their own, plus three children from James’ first marriage. Although a socialite before marriage, while First Lady, Isabella preferred to live simply. It was said that Isabella was happiest in the Governor’s Mansion when in the company of her husband, son, close friends, and their books. Isabella Gillett died on November 24, 1946 in Sacramento. She is buried at the Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, California.
Books and Articles
- Cook and LaDue, The First Ladies of California, Xlibris Corporation, 2007