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Chester Ellsworth Gillette
Birth: Aug. 9, 1883
Jefferson County
Montana, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1908
Cayuga County
New York, USA

Criminal. Accused, tried and convicted of murdering pregnant acquaintance Grace M. Brown. He was electrocuted at Auburn State Prison on March 30, 1908 and buried at Soule Cemetery. The official registry card says only "unmarked grave" and the location identified by people who attended the trial is not clear. Most people maintain that his unmarked grave is under the road in the upper part of the cemetery. The story of the 1906 Big Moose Lake murder case was the basis for Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy" and the movie "A Place in the Sun." (bio by: Ron Buchinski) 
Family links: 
  Frank Starr Gillette (1852 - 1915)
  Louisa Maria Rice Gillette (1859 - 1939)
  Chester Ellsworth Gillette (1883 - 1908)
  Paul Clifford Gillette (1893 - 1973)*
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Soule Cemetery
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: unmarked [unmarked]
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
Record added: Sep 29, 2001
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Chester Ellsworth Gillette
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Chester Ellsworth Gillette
Added by: R.A. Biswanger III
Chester Ellsworth Gillette
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