Moroni Buchanan Gillespie

29 May 1891–4 September 1911 (Age 20)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Moroni Buchanan

When Moroni Buchanan Gillespie was born on 29 May 1891, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Moroni Gillespie, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Buchanan, was 32. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 September 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moroni Gillespie
1857–1933
Elizabeth Buchanan
1859–1920
Elizabeth Gillespie
1881–1966
Sarah McMurrin Gillespie
1883–1967
Margaret McIntyre Gillespie
1885–1962
Moroni Buchanan Gillespie
1891–1911
Emma Sarah Lester Gillespie
1898–1974

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Moroni B Gillespie in household of Moroni Gillespie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Moroni Gillespie in household of Moroni Gillespie, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Moroni Gillespie, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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