John S Gillis (1895 - 1980)

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John S Gillis
1895 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
John S Gillis was born on February 7, 1895. He died on February 24, 1980 at 85 years old.

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John S Gillis passed away on February 24, 1980 at age 85. He was born on February 7, 1895. There is no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1895, in the year that John S Gillis was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1904, by the time he was merely 9 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1912, at the age of 17 years old, John was alive when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1932, by the time he was 37 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1980, in the year of John S Gillis's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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John William Gillis
around 1884 - Oct 30, 1914
John Rufus Gillis
around 1891 - Oct 8, 1916
John Robert Gillis
around 1915 - May 24, 1941
John Geddie Gillis
Died: Sep 8, 1916
John Edwin Gillis
around 1914 - Aug 26, 1944
John Archibald Gillis
Died: Apr 19, 1943
John C Gillis
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
John L Gillis
Born: around 1926
New York, United States
John J Gillis
Born: around 1919
California, United States
John J Jr Gillis
Born: around 1916
California, United States
John B Gillis
Born: around 1923
Minnesota, United States
John R Gillis
Born: around 1925
Missouri, United States
John Gillis
Born: around 1903
Missouri, United States
John A Gillis
Born: around 1920
Michigan, United States
John M Gillis
Born: around 1912
Michigan, United States
John L Gillis
Born: around 1906
United States
John T Gillis
Born: around 1921
Ohio, United States
John J Gillis
Born: around 1917
Kentucky, United States
John L Gillis
Born: around 1915
Alabama, United States
John A Gillis
Born: around 1923
North Carolina, United States

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Katie B Gillis
Nov 16, 1903 - March 1992
William Gillis
Jul 16, 1899 - August 1973
Norwalk, Ohio
Ronie Gillis
Apr 4, 1899 - February 1985
Sheridan, Arkansas
James Gillis
Apr 12, 1894 - March 1984
Benton, Arkansas
James Gillis
Dec 11, 1911 - March 1983
Memphis, Tennessee
Jesse E Gillis
Jan 21, 1923 - Nov 22, 2004
Dublin, CA
Ida M Gillis
Nov 4, 1917 - Aug 9, 2011
Conway, AR
Elvis v Gillis
Mar 24, 1923 - February 1993
Marked Tree, AR
Vernie Gillis
Feb 24, 1900 - December 1983
Benton, Arkansas
Robert Gillis
Jan 2, 1930 - April 1982
Hilmar, California
Archie A Gillis
Jul 20, 1933 - Sep 25, 1995
Sheridan, AR
Bernice H Gillis
Sep 5, 1907 - Oct 25, 1989
Sheridan, AR
Jerry L Gillis
May 6, 1941 - Feb 18, 2007
Sheridan, AR
Willie Gillis
Jul 1, 1881 - Dec 15, 1974
Pine Bluff, AR
Maurice Gillis
Apr 27, 1918 - May 1987
Waterbury, Connecticut
Roy Gillis
Sep 30, 1905 - November 1985
Arkansas
Dera Gillis
May 24, 1899 - September 1976
Fort Worth, Texas
Tillmon Gillis
Mar 25, 1897 - July 1975
Harrisburg, Arkansas
Louise B Gillis
Jan 24, 1910 - Aug 25, 2003
Shreveport, LA
Joyce Gillis
Oct 10, 1926 - Nov 3, 1999
Doddsville, MS

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Aug 24, 1902 - Jun 27, 1988
Union, MS
William Few
Oct 18, 1895 - September 1982
Calhoun City, Mississippi
Fred J Groome
Jul 26, 1906 - Mar 15, 1996
Vicksburg, MS
Everett C Gibson
Nov 21, 1909 - Aug 8, 2001
Vicksburg, MS
Lea Breithaupt
Aug 5, 1902 - March 1985
Natchez, Mississippi
Orvis Byrd
Jul 6, 1897 - January 1973
Lumberton, Mississippi
William H Baldwin
Jun 7, 1898 - Jun 25, 1993
Natchez, MS
Jimmie A Bevill
Feb 27, 1902 - Dec 22, 2000
George C Clayton
Jul 13, 1924 - Feb 5, 2006
Lauderdale, MS
Woods C Eastland
May 2, 1909 - Jan 25, 1990
Brandon, MS
Allie Coker
May 24, 1898 - July 1972
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Norris Oakes
Oct 12, 1897 - October 1973
Amory, Mississippi
Charlie Venuti
Jan 27, 1909 - March 1984
Hubert H Rowsey
Dec 13, 1895 - Apr 8, 1984
Frances Pettyjohn
Nov 9, 1910 - Mar 28, 1997
Marks, MS
Johnie Thompson
Apr 20, 1899 - January 1980
Saltillo, Mississippi
Hayes Scott
Feb 9, 1911 - Feb 8, 2003
Tupelo, MS
Elbie Oglesbee
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Jackson, Mississippi
Ora B Hudnall
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Norma Hughes
May 21, 1901 - August 1986
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