John Anthony Gillis

Male11 March 1907–24 November 1964

Brief Life History of John Anthony

When John Anthony Gillis was born on 11 March 1907, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Angus S. Gillis, was 37 and his mother, Euphemia Ann MacDonnell, was 34. He lived in Hyde Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 24 November 1964, in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Angus S. Gillis
Euphemia Ann MacDonnell
John Anthony Gillis
Mary Ann Elizabeth Gillis

Sources (9)

  • John A Gillis in household of Angus S Gillis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Anthony Gillis, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Anthony Gillis, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 16

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Scottish (western) and Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Gille Iosa, Irish Giolla Íosa ‘servant of Jesus’, or a shortened form from Mac Gille Íosa or Mac Giolla Íosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish . The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies .

Flemish, Dutch, and Walloon: from the personal name Gillis, a Flemish equivalent and Walloon variant of French and Walloon Gilles .

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

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