Bartlett Whitmer Gillespie

9 November 1893–7 January 1994 (Age 100)
Yuma, Arizona, United States

The Life of Bartlett Whitmer

When Bartlett Whitmer Gillespie was born on 9 November 1893, in Yuma, Arizona, United States, his father, Samuel S Gillespie, was 42 and his mother, Isabelle Roach, was 28. He married Georgia Washington Bell about 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 5 years and San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 7 January 1994, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Arlington, McDowell, Virginia, United States.

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Bartlett Whitmer Gillespie
Georgia Washington Bell
Marriage: about 1921
Samuel Bartlett Gillepsie
William Nelson Gillespie

Spouse and Children

about 1921


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 20

San Gabriel was incorporated as a city on 24 April 1913.

Age 27

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bartlett W Gellerfine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bartlett W Gillispie in household of Samuel S Gillispie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bartlet Gillespie in household of Samuel S Gillespie, "United States Census, 1910"

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