William Gillies-[2966]
Ann Weeks-[2967]
William Wallace Gillies-[1337]


Family Links

1. Maria C. Blanchard-[1703]

2. Araminta Hathwell-[2968]
3. Sarah Williams-[2969]

William Wallace Gillies-[1337] 2 3 4

  • Born: 3 Aug 1829, Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, U.S.A. 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Maria C. Blanchard-[1703] on 25 Jul 1835 in Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, U.S.A. 1
  • Marriage (2): Araminta Hathwell-[2968] before 1864 1
  • Marriage (3): Sarah Williams-[2969] after 1924
  • Died: 22 Feb 1924, Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, U.S.A. at age 94 4 5

bullet  General Notes:

Sarah "...was the daughter of William Gillis of Flint, Michigan." Isabel Remington ..."lived with him for about a year, in 1913, and remembers that he carried ginger snaps in his coat pocket and would let her and Floyd get one or two out of his pocket each day and until she was 14 she called ginger snaps 'granddad cookies.' She still keeps her cookie jar filled with ginger snaps. She stopped calling them granddad cookies when her mother said it sounded silly to call them granddad cookies.

In searching births, located a William J. Gillis, b. 26 Mar 1877, Port Huron, St. Clair, MI, father Hn Gillis, mother Almira Gillis, FHL Number 976877; a William S. Gillis, b. 28 Mar 1878, Weston, Aroostook, Maine, father William Gillis, mother Nancy, FHL Number 12457; a William J. Guillis, b. 13 Jun 1885, Greenwood, St. Clair, Michigan, father William Guillis, mother Ellen Guillis, FHL Number 976877.

In searching marriages, located a William Gillis married Amanda Rawls 13 May 1880 in Clarke, Alabama (wife previously married), FHL Number 1290228; a William Gillis married Matilda Taylor on 12 Dec 1870 in Saginaw, Michigan. Wife born in Canada, FHL Number 967189; a William Gillies, age 48 born Scotland, married Elenor A. Douglas or Griswold, age 39 born Michigan, (wife previously married) on 8 May 1883 in Tuscola, Michigan, FHL Number 983816.

bullet  Birth Notes:

No record of birth or marriage in IGI for Michigan as of 29 Jan 1999.
Derived estimated birth year from age of 75 shown in California Death Index 1905-1929 listing on Page 3965 GILLIS William 1 75 70 9 21 17 17 30842. This is not the right William Gillis though.

bullet  Death Notes:

The date and place of death are guesses. The California Death Index for 1905-1930 lists:
Last name GILLIS
First name William
Age Code 1 (in years)
Age 75
Death Place Code 70 (Los Angeles
Death Date 9 21 17 1
This may not be our William Gillis.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census, 1880, Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, U.S.A. 7

2. Adp: William Pelton, son of Clara Gillies Pelton, was adopted by her father, William Gillies and Sarah., After 1924. 1


William married Maria C. Blanchard-[1703] [MRIN: 432] on 25 Jul 1835 in Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, U.S.A..1 (Maria C. Blanchard-[1703] was born on 25 Jul 1835 6 8 and died on 26 Nov 1876 in Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, U.S.A. 4.)


William next married Araminta Hathwell-[2968] [MRIN: 1071] before 1864.1 (Araminta Hathwell-[2968] died before 1859 in Illinois 1.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Araminta was the first wife of William Gillies.


William next married Sarah Williams-[2969] [MRIN: 1072], daughter of John Williams-[3348] and Sarah McCartney-[3349], after 1924.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Estimate of year of marriage is based on death of former wife of William who died in 1924.



1 Bennett, Janal M., Email from Janal M. Bennett to Don Appleby on 11 Nov 2001 (not published). Repository: Don's Computer, 448 Bellflower Blvd., Unit #219, Long Beach, CA 90814-4116, Call Number:Email messages on Outlook Express. Surety: 1

2 The old recluse, Letter dated Friday, June 21, 1996 from Remington Dene Mandel, calling himself "The old recluse" (Don E. Appleby). Surety: 0

3 Eljie Remington, Data sheet beginning "Elihu Remington, Born in 1743" (Received from Erik Remington who received it from his grandmother, Lillian Casey, who in turn received it from Isabel Mandel, sent to her by Eljie Remington of 5133 North Branch Road, Flint, Michigan 6.) Repository: Coach, 310 E. Philadelphia Street, Space 96, Ontario, CA 91761-5353. Surety: 1

4 Bennett, Janel <janalmarie@juno.com>, GEDCOM File #I82876163 at WorldConnect.com (Internet, WorldConnect.com 25 Aug 2001). Surety: 1

5 The Church of Latter Day Saints, California Death Index (The Church of Latter Day Saints). Repository: FHC Los Alamitos, 4142 Cerritos, Los Alamitos, CA. Surety: 0

6 Seymour, Joan Remington, Chart from Joan Seymour received 10/27/2001 by Don E Appleby (not published). Repository: Don's Genealogy Binders, 448 Bellflower Blvd., Unit 219, Long Beach, CA 90814-4116, U.S.A., deappleby@donevanappleby.com, http://www.donevanappleby.com or http://www.deappleby.com, Call Number:425. Surety: 0

7 William Gillies, 1880 U.S. Census, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, FHL Film 1254579, NA Film T9-0579, Page 133C; National Archives NA Film Number T9-0579. ID: 550, NA Film Number T9-0579, Page Number 133C. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.com, Call Number:Film 1254579. Surety: 3

8 Bennett, Janel <janalmarie@juno.com>, GEDCOM File #I82876163 at WorldConnect.com (Internet, WorldConnect.com 25 Aug 2001), Confirms date of birth of 25 Jul 1835. Surety: 1

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