John Rankin Gillis

1920–1987 (Age 67)
Antigonish, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of John Rankin

When John Rankin Gillis was born in 1920, in Antigonish, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Neil Gillis, was 38 and his mother, Florence Catherine MacKinnon, was 23. He died in 1987, in his hometown, at the age of 67, and was buried in Georgeville, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Neil Gillis
1882–1962
Florence Catherine MacKinnon
1897–1983
Mary Isabel Chisholm née Gillis
1919–1996
Margaret T Gillis
1927–2011
Florence Gillis
1932–1971
John Rankin Gillis
1920–1987
Joseph Roderick Gillis
1921–1945

Parents and Siblings

    Male1882–1962Male

    Florence Catherine MacKinnon

    Female1897–1983Female

siblings

(5)

    Mary Isabel Chisholm née Gillis

    Female1919–1996Female

    Male1920–1987Male

    Male1921–1945Male

    Margaret T Gillis

    Female1927–2011Female

    Florence Gillis

    Female1932–1971Female

World Events (5)

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 1

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 25

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

Age 35

The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: reduced form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish . The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies .2 Dutch form of Giles .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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