Lloyd Adrian Gillis

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Lloyd Adrian Gillis

Oregon, USA
Death 25 May 1942 (aged 44)
Washtucna, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 40700154 · View Source
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Father Anugs McRae Gillis 1863-1931 (died in Washtucna and is buried in Seattle next to his wife, Ida, and son, Everett)

Death came to one Adams county's most widely-known and highly-repected citizens Monday morning, when Lloyd A. Gillis, age 44, succumbed after several months of illness at his hone northwest of Washtucna. Services were held on Wednesday, afternoon at the Washtucna Community Church, of which he was a member and the burial was in the Ritzville cemtery---American legionaires paid final tribute to their fellow member at the burial, as did Mr. Gillis' brother Masons of the Ritzville lodge. Mr. Gillis underwent an operation in a Spokane hospital Jan. 27 and had been ill most of the time since. However, even during the past few weeks he has been able to receive visitors and kept his courage, although he knew death was near. Since 1921, he has farmed his father's "home place: northwest of Washtucna and was well-known through the county. During his college days at Washington State, he held a number of high student positions and was a widely-known football star.

Lloyd Adrian Gillis was born Dec. 21, 1897 at Athen Oregon,and came to Washington with his parents in 1907. He completed his grade and high school education in Ritzville, graduating with the class of 1916. He enrolled in WSC in the fall of 1916, but interrupted his college studies in the fall of 1918 to enlist in the U. S. Marines. He was made corporal of the supply department and did not leave the service until 1919. He returned to complete his college study and made a sensational record as a football player, being mentioned on one All-American team. On June 18, 1921, the day after his graduation, he married Miss Jeanette Bolick of Asotin and the couple took over the Gillis farm. His father, A. M. Gillis, was also a prominent Adams county resident, serving at one time as county commissioner. He died in 1931. Mr. Gillis is survived by one son, Robert lloyd Gillis; his widow; and two brothers, Ralph of Washtucna and Herschel of Los Angeles. Calif. One of Mr. Gillis' last requests was that Mrs. Gillis and his son attend baccalaurette services for the 1942 graduating class at Washtucna high school last Sunday night, since his son was one of the graduates. They carried out his request.

Ritzville Journal Times May 28, 1942 Sue Gardner & gapwork90

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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 40700154
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lloyd Adrian Gillis (21 Dec 1897–25 May 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40700154, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .