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 William Gillis

William Gillis

Birth
Death 1869 (aged 71–72)
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 51 Lot 2 (Gillis family plot)
Memorial ID 23492 · View Source
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Gilliss came here (area now Kansas City Missouri) a bachelor and built himself a ten-room southern-style colonial mansion at 2727 Holly on his one-square-mile farm. In 1838 when the first public sale of Gabriel Prudhomme's farm to 14 shareholders was held, William Gilliss bought one share. At the court-ordered second sale ten years later, he bought three. And in time he became one of the largest holders in the original Town, which became Kansas City Missouri.

Bio by: Bill Walker


Inscription

WILLIAM GILLIS
DIED: JULY 18, 1869
72 YEARS OLD


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Gillis (1797–1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23492, citing Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .