Alexander Gillespie

28 January 1828–24 October 1863 (Age 35)
Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Gillespie was born on 28 January 1828, in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Gillespie II, was 31 and his mother, Martha Scott, was 26. He married Agnes Gilmer Cook on 27 April 1851, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States. He lived in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 21 October 1863, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Gillespie
Mary Cook
Marriage: 20 September 1857
Mary Gillespie
Mary Elizabeth Gillespie
Agnes Martha Gillespie
Ellen Gillespie
Alexander Scott Gillespie
Margaret Ann Gillespie

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 4
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 10
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish (Donegal): shortened Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig, borrowed into Irish as Mac Giolla Easpaig, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Alexander Gillespie, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alex Gillespie in entry for Mary Elizabeth Eklund, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Alex Gillespie, "United States Census, 1880"

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