Zula Olive Gillespie

3 September 1899–14 July 1985 (Age 85)
Nashville, Brown, Indiana, United States

The Life of Zula Olive

When Zula Olive Gillespie was born on 3 September 1899, in Nashville, Brown, Indiana, United States, her father, Albert Aldona Gillespie, was 35 and her mother, Eliza Jane or Jennie Lewis, was 30. She married Chester James Carlson on 28 August 1923, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jackson Township, Brown, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 July 1985, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Chester James Carlson
Zula Olive Gillespie
Marriage: 28 August 1923
Elden L Ervin
James Albert Carlson
Ramon E Carlson
Alice Carlson

Spouse and Children

28 August 1923
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Elden L Ervin


    James Albert Carlson


    Ramon E Carlson


    Alice Carlson


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 7

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Zula Carlson in household of Chester J Carlson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zula O Carlson in household of Chester J Carlson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Zula Gillespie in household of Albert A Gillespie, "United States Census, 1910"

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