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
Helen Grey Gillis
Marriage: 28 December 1943
Wayne Allen Steeves

Spouse and Children

28 December 1943
Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    George McKnight Gilliss


    Helen Grey




    Catherine Mary Gilliss


    Elsie Williamina Gillis


    Frederick Andrew Gilliss


    Margaret Gilles



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

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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