James Madison Gillispie

14 January 1878–1 June 1953 (Age 75)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Gillispie was born on 14 January 1878, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Albert Street Gillispie, was 49 and his mother, Mary Ann Rebecca Chandler, was 40. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Jennie Lois Turley. He lived in South Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Washington District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 June 1953, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Brounland, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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James Madison Gillispie
Jennie Lois Turley
Elizabeth Lois Gillispie
Mary J Gillispie
Lindsay M Gillespie
Freda Marie Gillispie

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    Elizabeth Lois Gillispie


    Mary J Gillispie


    Lindsay M Gillespie


    Freda Marie Gillispie


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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

Variant spelling of Scottish or Irish Gillespie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Gillespie in household of Albert Goodall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James M Gillispie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James M Gillispie, "United States Census, 1920"

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