Benjamin Leland Gillespie

Brief Life History of Benjamin Leland

When Benjamin Leland Gillespie was born on 25 July 1879, in Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Harman Gillespie, was 66 and his mother, Salinda Raines, was 37. He married Martha Elizabeth Murray on 18 May 1905, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Clear Fork District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1910. He died in February 1966, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Horsepen, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Leland Gillespie
1879–1966
Martha Elizabeth Murray
1883–1912
Marriage: 18 May 1905
Henry Harmon Gillespie
1906–1916
William Frank Gillespie
1908–1996

Sources (13)

  • Benjamin Gillespie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Benj L Gillespie, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • Ben Leland Gillespie, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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