1888Philanthropist Addison Gilbert died.People and Communities, Notable People

The Gilbert Home, Gloucester, Mass. Courtesy of Orlando Associates.
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In his will, he left $100,000 for the establishment of a hospital, which would later become Addison Gilbert Hospital. Additionally, he left $75,000 for the establishment of a home for elderly people at his former residence, and $28,000 to other charitable organizations.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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