Harry Conrad Gillespie

Brief Life History of Harry Conrad

Harry Conrad Gillespie was born on 26 June 1893, in Beaver Falls, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Thomas Gillespie and Rhetta Margaret Brown. He had at least 1 son with Alberta M Gaston. He lived in Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1917. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 15 September 1972, in Beaver Falls, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Beaver Falls, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harry Conrad Gillespie
1893–1972
Alberta M Gaston
1900–1985
Donald Wylie Gillespie
1933–2022

Sources (17)

  • H C Gillespie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry C. Gillespie, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Harry Conrad Gillespie, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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