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James Alexander Gilmour
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1842
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1919
Oroville
Okanogan County
Washington, USA

JAMES ALEXANDER GILMOUR was the child of JOHN WILSON GILMOUR and JANE ALEXANDER [BRONAUGH] GILMOUR. He was born near La Harpe, Hancock County, Illinois on 31 July 1842 and died on 26 April 1919 in Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington. He was married to MARTHA ANN TURNER on 31 December 1871 in Linn County, Oregon and they became the parents of four children:

1. GUY ALEXANDER GILMOUR, born 17 March 1871 in Linn County, Oregon; married EDNA PEARL PERRY on 22 November 1893 in Okanogan County, Washington and he died on 15 August 1954 in Tonasket, Okanogan County, Washington.

2. JAMES ERNEST GILMOUR, born 11 April 1877 in Albany, Linn County, Oregon; married GEORGIA FLORENCE WILKES on 14 June 1903 in Lincoln County, Washington and he died on 7 October 1950 in Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California.

3. NORA JINETTE GILMOUR, born 27 August 1878 in Linn County, Oregon; married J. FREMONT KING on 26 October 1899 in Oroville, Okanogan County, Washington and she died on 9 May 1915 in Seattle, King County, Washington.

4. W. HARRY GILMOUR, born 1887 in Kittitas County, Washington; no further information.

Obituary in the OROVILLE [WA] GAZETTE April 1919: "Saturday afternoon, JAMES A. GILMOUR, father of Guy Gilmour died at the Oroville General Hospital after a long illness, and in his death passed away one of those old pioneers of the West, the ranks of which have been so depleted by the ravage of time that few are left to tell of the days of 49. The deceased was born in [Illinois] in 1843, and hence had reached his 76th year.. In 1849" [should be 1851] "his parents crossed the plains in an ox driven prairie schooner. The deceased spent 70 years in Oregon and Washington. He was a blacksmith by trade, but like all men who came west he took up the mining game and followed it until age incapacitated him from active work. He came to Okanogan county in very early days and was at Ruby when that camp was in the zenith of its prosperity. At the time of his death he stilled owned mining claims near Keller which he long dreamed would make him rich. During his residence in Okanogan county he made many friends among the old timers." 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wilson Gilmour (1813 - 1903)
  Jane Alexander Bronaugh Gilmour (1811 - 1885)
 
 Children:
  Guy Alexander Gilmour (1871 - 1954)*
  James E. Gilmour (1876 - 1950)*
  Nora Jinette Gilmour King (1878 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Eleanor Gilmour Linebarger (1835 - 1853)*
  William David Gilmour (1839 - 1868)*
  John Thomas Gilmour (1840 - 1905)*
  James Alexander Gilmour (1842 - 1919)
  Nancy Elizabeth Gilmour Davenport (1844 - 1919)*
  George Robert Gilmour (1848 - 1925)*
  Martha Ann Gilmour Kirkendall (1850 - 1921)*
  Sarah A. Gilmour Casady (1852 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oroville Riverview Cemetery
Oroville
Okanogan County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Ron Stephens
Record added: Sep 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41989708
James Alexander Gilmour
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