Francis Joseph GILLESPIE

Male 1855 - 1936


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  • Name  Francis Joseph GILLESPIE 
    Born  16 Dec 1855  Adjala, Simcoe, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  02 Jan 1936  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  04 Jan 1936  Ocean View Cemetery, Burnaby, B.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I312  LT. ALEXANDER MACDONALD
    Last Modified  15 Jun 2015 

    Father  Owen GILLESPIE 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary ROONEY 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F100  Group Sheet

    Family  Christina Ann MACDONALD,   b. 12 Mar 1858, Mara Twp., Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1929, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Y  [1
    Children 
     1. John Ailfonse GILLESPIE,   b. 07 Jun 1882, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1946, Penny, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Michael Joseph GILLESPIE,   b. 20 Jan 1884, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1938, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Christina GILLESPIE,   b. 07 Apr 1886, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Donald Philibert GILLESPIE,   b. 09 Oct 1890, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1948, Toronto,York, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Frances Ann GILLESPIE,   b. 30 May 1893, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1973, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Irene GILLESPIE,   b. 08 Nov 1888, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1975, Toronto,York, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Wlifred Walsh GILLESPIE,   b. 03 Sep 1898, Mara Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1970, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F99  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 

    • Name: Francis Gillespie
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1911
      Event Place: Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada
      District: Vancouver
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Birth Date: Dec 1855
      Birthplace: Ontario
      Household ID: 42
      Line Number: 26
      GS Film Number: 002417663
      Digital Folder Number: 007526720
      Image Number: 00219

      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Francis Gillespie Head M Ontario
      Christina Gillespie Wife F Ontario
      John Gillespie Son M Ontario
      Donald Gillespie Son M Ontario
      Wilfred Gillespie Son M Ontario
      Mary Gillespie Daughter F Ontario
      Margarette Gillespie Daughter F Ontario
      Frances Gillespie Daughter F Ontario

      Citing this Record:
      "Recensement du Canada de 1911," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV95-SSV2 : accessed 8 March 2015), Francis Gillespie, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

      obituary--
      FRANCIS J. GILLESPIE

      Francis J. Gillespie, a former well known resident and Reeve of Mara township, died at his home in Vancouver on January 2, on the eve of a round-the=world cruise he had planned to take as a post birthday celebration. He was eighty-one years old on December 16. Mr. Gillespie was born on Adjala township, Simcoe County, and was educated at the Barrie Collegiate Institute and the La Salle University in Philadelphia. Later he taught school in Uptergrove for some time, then opened a general store and grain buying business there, which he carried on successfully for a number of years. He was a prominent man in the community and served many years as a member of Mara Township Council and its Reeve. he also held the offices of Division Court Clerk and Magistrate, and was a successful insurance agent. Shortly after the turn of the century he went west and settled in Vancouver. It was not long until his unusual ability was recognized there, and in 1918 he was appointed Commissioner for the district of South Vancouver, which was in difficulties at the time. Under his guidance financial stability was resorted. He was also active in other civic bodies in that city, and was a pioneer in the insurance field there. Until his retirement five years ago, he had been the British Columbia manager of the Excelsior Insurance Company. Mr. Gillespie's wife , formerly Miss Christina MacDonald, of Mara, predeceased him about three years ago.
      He leaves three sons, John Alphonse, Michael Joseph, and Donald Philibert, and two daughters, Pauline and Margaret Irene, both of whom are married. Mr. Donald Gillespie is a resident of Hamilton...

      published in The Orillia Packet and Times, 9 January, 1936.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Archives of Ontario-Marriages.
      Name: Francis Joseph Gillespie
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 23 May 1881
      Event Place: ?*grove, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
      Age: 25
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1856
      Father's Name: Owen Gillespie
      Mother's Name: Mary Rooney
      Spouse's Name: Christina Mcdonald
      Spouse's Age: 23
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
      Spouse's Father's Name: Archibald Mcdonald
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Mcdonald
      Page: 008483
      GS Film Number: 1869511
      Digital Folder Number: 004529132
      Image Number: 00898

      Citing this Record:
      "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMJW-3ZR : accessed 8 March 2015), Francis Joseph Gillespie and Christina Mcdonald, 23 May 1881; citing registration 008483, ?*grove, Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,511.


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