Wilber Frederick Gillespie

10 February 1898–
St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Wilber Frederick

When Wilber Frederick Gillespie was born on 10 February 1898, in St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Frederick William Gillespie, was 32 and his mother, Annie Maria Crane, was 26. He married Hazel Estelle Knight on 15 July 1930, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Ward Four, Washington, Louisiana, United States in 1940.

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Wilber Frederick Gillespie
Hazel Estelle Knight
Marriage: 15 July 1930

Spouse and Children

15 July 1930
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 8

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilbur F Gillespie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur Fred Gillespie in household of Fred Wm Gillespie, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Wilfred Frederick Gillespie, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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