Elizabeth Merle Gillespie

Elizabeth Merle Gillespie

Female 1846 - 1943  (97 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Merle Gillespie 
    Born 12 Aug 1846 
    Gender Female 
    Died Nov 1943 
    Age 97 years 
    Person ID I37112  Tree2020
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 

    Father Robert D. Gillespie,   b. 12 Dec 1826,   d. 22 Sep 1906, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Minerva M. Doane,   b. 26 Apr 1832, Rupert, Bennington County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1899, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1860 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, January 3, 1861 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - At the residence of the bride's father in this village, December 21st, by Rev. L. W. Chancy, Mr. R. D. Gillespie and Miss Minerva M. Doane, daughter of Simeon Doane, Esq. (A package of fine cake accompanied the above.)
    Family ID F13790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Merton Levi Bennett,   b. Jan 1857, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1935  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1909  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, January 13, 1909 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Bennett - Gillispie - The marriage of Miss Lizzie M. Gillispie and Merton L. Bennett took place at the home of the bride on Jefferson Avenue, last Thursday evening. Rev. H. A. Lawrence performed the ceremony. Only a few friends were present. The bride and groom have been lifelong residents of this village and possess the highest esteem of a large circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett left on the evening train for an extended western trip.
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F13813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Merle Gillespie Bennett - August 12, 1864 - November 15, 1943. Plot D-21. Daughter of Robert D. and Minerva M. Doane Gillespie. Wife of Merton Levi Bennett.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, November 18, 1943 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mrs. Merton Bennett Dies in Syracuse - Mrs. Elizabeth M. Bennett, 79, widow of Merton Bennett, died Monday in Crouse Irving Hospital, Syracuse, where she had been for the last six years. Born August 12, 1864, in Pulaski, daughter of Robert D. and Minerva Doane Gillespie, Mrs. Bennett had lived most of her life in Pulaski, in the house now occupied by Johnston MacRoberts. About 10 years ago she went to Syracuse with her husband. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home, Thursday. Dr. Howard Deller, pastor of the Congregational church, will officiate. Interment will be in Pulaski cemetery.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, December 23, 1943 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - In Memory of Mrs. Merton L. Bennett - Mrs. Lizzie Gillespie Bennett passed from this life on the morning of November 15, 1943. Mrs. Bennett had been a patient in the Crouse Irving Hospital, Syracuse for several years. Through all the years she had kept a keen interest in Pulaski and those associated with her during her residence in this place. She never failed in doing her part in helping the societies of which she was a member when her home was here. Mrs. Bennett was ever a quiet, unassuming person but to those who knew her while she was known as a true friend. Many times there were little acts of kindness done by her for others, unknown to few, except to those to whom she hoped to give pleasure. She had been a member of the Ontario chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution for more than 25 years and we feel sure that she was always interested in the things for which the society stands. During her stay in the hospital, she had a marker placed for her ancestor who served in the war of 1812. At that time a delegation from Syracuse chapter Daughters of 1812 came to Pulaski to assist in the ceremonies. We wish to express, in some small way our appreciation for her interest in our chapter. A good friend and an interested member has gone from our society. Ida B. Hadley, Mabel B. Curtiss, Ruth A. McChesney, Committee.