Gillis, John L.

Birth Name Gillis, John L.
Gender male
Age at Death 73 years, 9 months, 23 days


John married Barbara McDougall in Moncton in 1868. The family moved to Maine, where in 1883, John tried to marry another woman, Katie Dempsey.

Deputy Sherif Henry A. Appleton yesterday went to Oldtown, Maine and accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Stafford, arrested at West Great Works one John L. Gillis. It is claimed that some years ago, he married at Richibucto (Kent Co.) N.B/., Barbara E. McDOUGALL and has five children. About a month since he was married to Kate DEMPSEY - 'Bangor Whig' (see original)
Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 59 Number 622
Date June 21 1883
Place Saint John, Newspaper The Daily Telegraph
(another transcription says his wife was Rebecca McDougall)

Name: J. L. Gillis
Birth Date: 1851
Age: 32
Spouse's Name: Katie Dempsey
Spouse's Birth Date: 1862
Spouse's Age: 21
Event Date: 29 Mar 1883
Event Place: Old Town, Penobscot, Maine
Father's Name: Malcolm
Mother's Name: Rachel
Spouse's Father's Name: Patrick
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00876-0 , System Origin: Maine-EASy , GS Film number: 11721
Citing this Record "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 Sep 2014), J. L. Gillis and Katie Dempsey, 29 Mar 1883; citing Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 11721.

He returned to his wife, and in 1900 they were living in Malden. He was survived by his wife and seven children: Mrs. Hannah Taylor, Ada, William, Charles, Thomas, James, Albert.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1845 Prince Edward Island, Canada Rose Valley, Lot 67  
Death October 24, 1918 Massachusetts, United States Barbara was a widow in the 1920 US census; obit  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Gillis, Malcolm
Mother McLeod, Rachel
         Gillis, John L. 1845 October 24, 1918


Family of Gillis, John L. and McDougall, Barbara Elizabeth

Married Wife McDougall, Barbara Elizabeth ( * January 30, 1847 + August 27, 1924 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 17, 1868 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada married 35 years, from 1900 census  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Gillis, William WApril 26, 1868April 6, 1946
Gillis, Novella18701893
Gillis, HannahMay 18721942
Gillis, J. Thomas1873
Gillis, James EdwardAugust 6, 1876
Gillis, Ada MayMarch 1878May 5, 1962
Gillis, Alfred A. T.1880
Gillis, Charles CutlerOctober 3, 18871964
Gillis, LeRoy RoySeptember 7, 1889August 17, 1906