Agnes Ann Gillis

Agnes Ann Gillis

Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Jan 1899 (aged 66)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 740
Memorial ID 117581433 · View Source
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Gillis Avenue in northeast Brainerd may have been named for her.

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•See Elizabeth 'Mary' Campbell Metcalf.

Father: George Gillis
Mother: Agnes Bradley

Agnes was christened in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts on 02 December 1832, father George Gillis, mother Agnes [Bradley].

1855 State of Massachsetts, Somerville, Middlesex County:
Gillis, Agnes, age 22, teacher

In the 1855 census, Agnes is also shown living with her mother in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

1860 Federal Census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Lowell, Ward 4:
Gillis Agnes, age 25

      WE take great pleasure in announcing that St. Paul’s Church, in this place, has secured the services as principal of the Parish School, of Miss Agnes A. Gillis, of Lowell, Mass., late principal of the 3rd Ward School of Sterling, Ill. Miss Gillis is widely known as a thorough scholar and most competent instructress. We congratulate the members of St. Paul’s Church and all the friends of education in Brainerd on this eminently good piece of fortune. Attention is called to the announcement of the opening of the autumn term of this school, which appears in another column. (Brainerd Tribune, 18 August 1877, p. 1, c. 3)

1880 Federal Census, Minnesota, Faribault, Rice County:
Gillis, Agnes A., age 32 [sic, b. 1848 [sic] Massachusets; father b. Massachusetts [sic]; mother b. Massachusetts; teacher

      Miss Agnes A. Gillis was arrested for trotting her horse on the approach to the bridge, as it is called, on Wednesday, and brought before Judge Douglas for trial. The lady did not deny that she trotted on the approaches, plead her own case, and was acquitted by the jury. (Brainerd Dispatch, Friday, 15 August 1884, p. 3, c. 3)

1885 State of Minnesota, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Brainerd:
Gillis, Agnes, age 48, b. Massachusetts

1895 State of Minnesota, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Ward 2:
Gillis, Agnes A., age 55 [sic], b. Massachusetts

      Mrs. L. P. White assisted by Mrs. W. M. Dresskell and Miss Gillis will entertain their friends at the home of Mrs. White this afternoon. (Brainerd Dispatch, 21 January 1898, p. 10, c. 2)

      Miss Agnes Gillis, who has been dangerously sick for the past two weeks or more, continues in about the same condition except that she is gradually growing weaker. She probably will not last but a few hours longer. (Brainerd Dispatch, 27 January 1899, p. 8, c. 4)


      Miss Agnes Gillis, whose death has momentarily been expected for the past two weeks, passed peacefully agway about 5 o'clock on Monday evening, January 30, aged 67 years. Her death was due to the decay of old age, hastened by an attack of grippe. She has lived in this city for the past 22 years, coming here from Lowell, Mass. She was a cousin of General George Stark, who was [vice-] president [and director] of the N. P. road in 1877, through whose influence she came to Brainerd. She was a lady of culture and refinement, highly educated, and possessing a wonderful fund of information. She took an active interest in all public affairs for the material, moral and intellectual advancement of the community, consequently was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was an active member of St. Paul's church, and was foremost in all church work. She had considerable means when she first came here, which she eventually lost through real estate investments until in her later years, she was supported in a measure by influential and wealthy friends in the east. The funeral services occurred yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock, at St. Paul's Episcopal church, Rev. Chas. F. Kite conducting the services. The remains were shipped to Lowell, Mass., her childhood's home for burial, this being her expressed wish. (Brainerd Dispatch, 03 February 1899, p. 1, c. 3)

Losey & Dean Mortuary Records:
Name: Agnes Gillis
Residence: Corner Juniper and 8th
Age: 77 [sic] years
Cause of Death: Senile Decay
Certifying Physician: Camp
Date of Death: January 30, 1899
Embalming: $10.00
Casket: $55.00
Engraved Plate: $2.00
Wreath: $3.40
Hearse: $1.75
Express on Casket: $2.65
Express on Flowers: $ .40
Date of Burial: Shipped February 2, 1899 by Railway Express to Lowell, Massachusetts
Body and Bill: Sent to J. B. Currier, 58 Prescott Street, Lowell, Massachusets
Total Bill: $75.40, $3.40 paid on February 2, 1899, $72.00 paid on February 14, 1899

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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 24 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117581433
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Agnes Ann Gillis (2 Dec 1832–30 Jan 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117581433, citing Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .