Alexander McGills (aka: Gillis) (1852-?)
aka: MacDonell, Parsons, Taylor
Added March 17, 2014. - Born in Canada, came to Bay City in 1868.
History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883
Alexander McGillis (aka: Gillus)
was born in Canada, October 15, 1852, and remained there up to 1868. During that time he attended school and worked on the farm. He then came to Bay City and engaged with S. H. Webster to work in his saw mill; was there one and half seasons. He then worked for Chapin & Barber two years in their salt block. He then worked two years again for S. H. Webster; then for the Keystone Company, of West Bay City, up to 1877. In 1879 he engaged with Folsom & Arnold to take charge of their salt blocks and the manufacture of their salt, which position he still holds. He has been very successful in all his undertakings. He was married November 25, 1873, to Miss Ellen Sullivan, of Bay City, and has two children.
1881 - Michigan Births: Bay City, Bay, Mich.
Mathew Gillis born on Jun. 5, 1881, to Alexander and Ellen Gillis. (Died 1881)
1883 – Directory: Bay City, Mich.
McGillis, Alexander – foreman salt works Folsom & Arnold, res. N. Water.
1894 - Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.
Gillis, Alexander - age 40
Elan. wife - age 42
Edward, son - age 15
William, son - age 12
Mary, dau. - age 9
George Rinia, son - age 6
1900 - Census: Bay City, Bay Mich.
Gillis, Alexander - b. 1852, b. Canada
Edward, son - b. 1879, b. Mich.
Rigney, Mary. niece - b. 1885, b. Mich.
1931 - Michigan Deaths: Bay City, Bay, Mich.
Date: April 18, 1931.
Daniel Ed. Gillis, born Jan. 1, 1879, son of Alex and Ellen (Sullivan) Gillis, dies.
Related Note & Pages
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Gillis, Alexander (subject)
Gillis, Edward D.(son)
Gillis, George (son)
Gillis, Mary (dau)
Gillis, Mathew (son)
Gillis, William (son)
Sullivan, Ellen (wife)
Bay City, MI
Chapin & Barber
Folsom & Arnold
West Bay City, MI