Helen Grey Gillis

19 December 1927–
Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Helen Grey

When Helen Grey Gillis was born on 19 December 1927, in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, George McKnight Gilliss, was 36 and her mother, Helen Grey, was 31. She married Allen Austin Steeves on 28 December 1943, in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Allen Austin Steeves
1920–1994
Helen Grey Gillis
1927–
Marriage: 28 December 1943
Wayne Allen Steeves
1945–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 December 1943
Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    George McKnight Gilliss

    Male1891–Male

    Helen Grey

    Female1896–Female

siblings

(5)

    Catherine Mary Gilliss

    Female1916–1995Female

    Elsie Williamina Gillis

    Female1917–Female

    Frederick Andrew Gilliss

    Male1919–Male

    Margaret Gilles

    Female1925–1925Female

    Female1927–Female

World Events (5)

1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 10

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 28

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam
1982

Age 55

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Helen Grey Gilliss, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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