Descendants of  HECTOR GILLIS



*Please note that on many of the dates you see five or six numbers.  The first four digits are the year while the 5th and 6th digit indicate the source number (endnotes) at the bottom of the page. 

Generation No. 1

1.  CAPTAIN HECTOR1 GILLIS was born June 15, 1796 in Scotland1,2, and died May 09, 1864 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY3,4.  He married MARY E. HAWLEY.  She was born October 15, 1805 in NY5,6, and died 18716.

Notes for CAPTAIN HECTOR GILLIS:
 In Scotland, the family name was MacGillis, but the "Mac" was dropped after family members came to America.  Hector and his two brothers, James and Walter, served in the War of 1812.  Walter ended up being a POW.  Another brother was John Nelson Gillis.  Hector was an early settler in Oswego, Oswego Co., NY, and was present at its capture in 1814.  He was a sea captain sailing on the Great Lakes in his ships, the "Betsey" and the "Julia".  About 1818, he settled in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  The Gillis family lived in a one-story log house on the Bethel Road.  A frame house was built  near the same site in 1886 by Hector’s son, James Gillis.  Hector and his two brothers are buried in the Hannibal Cemetery.

More About CAPTAIN HECTOR GILLIS:
Burial: 1864, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY6

Notes for MARY E. HAWLEY:
 Mary's parents were Scottish.  Her mother, according to Ethel Washer, was the daughter of General Morgan of Revolutionary War fame.

More About MARY E. HAWLEY:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY6

Children of HECTOR GILLIS and MARY HAWLEY are:
2. i. HELEN M.2 GILLIS, b. October 11, 1826, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Bef. 1860, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
3. ii. NANCY JANE GILLIS, b. January 22, 1829, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. January 09, 1904, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 iii. MARY E. GILLIS, b. August 01, 1831, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY7,8; d. March 1897, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY9,10; m. LYMAN JAMES; d. Bef. 186611.

Notes for MARY E. GILLIS:
 After Lyman died, Mary lived several years until her death at the home of William Wilson.

More About MARY E. GILLIS:
Burial: 1897, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY12
 


 
 
 
 

Notes for LYMAN JAMES:
 Lyman died during the Civil War in Libbey Prison. Lyman  married Mary E. Gillis, daughter of Hector Gillis. 

LYMAN JAMES
LYMAN JAMES

4. iv. MARTHA REBECCA GILLIS, b. December 14, 1833, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. 1914.
 v. CHARLES ABEL GILLIS, b. April 07, 1837, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY13,14; d. 1865, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY15,16; m. MARY KANE.
 

 

Notes for CHARLES ABEL GILLIS:
 

Charles enlisted August 25, 1862, in Co. F, 110th NY Vol. Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.  Charles was discharged for disability and died of disease contracted in the service.  Charles Carol Sturge was named for him.

More About CHARLES ABEL GILLIS:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY16

CHARLES ABEL GILLIS
CHARLES ABEL GILLIS


5. vi. ANNETTE C. GILLIS, b. April 21, 1839, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. 1900.
 vii. JEANETTE J. GILLIS, b. August 18, 1842, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17; m. JOHN H. WILSON, Aft. 1849.

Notes for JOHN H. WILSON:
 John married the oldest and the youngest daughters of Hector Gillis.

6. viii. JAMES E. GILLIS, b. July 04, 1845, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. April 17, 1912, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  HELEN M.2 GILLIS (HECTOR1) was born October 11, 1826 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17, and died Bef. 1860 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17.  She married JOHN H. WILSON April 12, 1849 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17. 

Notes for HELEN M. GILLIS:
 Helen taught school in the White School District No. 12 and the Carter School District No. 9 (summer of 1846 and 1848-49) in the Town of Hannibal before she was married.

Notes for JOHN H. WILSON:
 John married the oldest and the youngest daughters of Hector Gillis.

Marriage Notes for HELEN GILLIS and JOHN WILSON:
 Helen and John were married by the Rev. John B. Hubbard, minister of the Hannibal Congregational Church (now the Community Church).

Child of HELEN GILLIS and JOHN WILSON is:
7. i. WILLIAM3 WILSON, b. Abt. 1861, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

3.  NANCY JANE2 GILLIS (HECTOR1) was born January 22, 1829 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17,18, and died January 09, 1904 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY19,20.  She married RANSOM H. STURGE December 26, 185521, son of ABRAM STURGE and PHOEBE CARMAN.  He was born October 05, 1831 in Town of Cato, Cayuga Co., NY21,22, and died May 13, 1915 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY23,24.

Notes for NANCY JANE GILLIS:
 Nancy was a rural teacher in District No. 9 (known as the Carter District) in the Town of Hannibal near Bethel, Oswego Co., NY.

More About NANCY JANE GILLIS:
Burial: 1904, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY24
Cause of Death: Gastritis

Notes for RANSOM H. STURGE:
 Ransom was a well-to-do farmer in the Bethel, NY, area.
 

More About RANSOM H. STURGE:
Burial: 1915, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY24
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorhage

Children of NANCY GILLIS and RANSOM STURGE are:
8. i. FRANK GILLIS3 STURGE, b. November 13, 1856, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. December 28, 1938, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
9. ii. CHARLES CARROL STURGE, b. August 07, 1862, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. June 22, 1930.
10. iii. ASA WATSON STURGE, b. October 27, 1863, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. November 08, 1953, NYS.

4.  MARTHA REBECCA2 GILLIS (HECTOR1) was born December 14, 1833 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY25,26, and died 191426.  She married WILLIAM R. WILSON.  He was born 1836 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY27,28, and died March 04, 1907 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY29,30.

More About MARTHA REBECCA GILLIS:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY30

Notes for WILLIAM R. WILSON:
 William served as a sargeant with Company F, 110th NY Vol. Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

More About WILLIAM R. WILSON:
Burial: 1907, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY30

Child of MARTHA GILLIS and WILLIAM WILSON is:
11. i. GRANT B.3 WILSON, b. November 07, 1863, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. April 03, 1954.

5.  ANNETTE C.2 GILLIS (HECTOR1) was born April 21, 1839 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY31,32, and died 190032.  She married GEORGE MILLER.  He was born 183732, and died 191132.

Notes for ANNETTE C. GILLIS:
 Annette reportedly smoked a pipe and lost her mind in later years.

More About ANNETTE C. GILLIS:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY32

More About GEORGE MILLER:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY32

Child of ANNETTE GILLIS and GEORGE MILLER is:
12. i. LIZZIE3 MILLER, b. 1863; d. 1939.

6.  JAMES E.2 GILLIS (HECTOR1) was born July 04, 1845 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33, and died April 17, 1912 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33.  He married (1) PRUDENCE ELLA BROWN January 01, 186733.  She was born October 02, 185033, and died March 17, 189933.  He married (2) IMOGENE GILLIS October 31, 1900, daughter of JOHN NELSON GILLIS. 

Notes for JAMES E. GILLIS:
 James built all the frame buildings on the old Gillis homestead on the Bethel Road in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  The house was constructed in 1886.  He raised pure-bred cattle on the farm.

Notes for IMOGENE GILLIS:
 Imogene was the daughter of John Nelson Giles who was a brother to Hector Gillis.  Therefore, James and Imogene were first cousins as well as husband and wife.  Imogene had previously been married to a Phillips.
 After James' death, Imogene lived in California.  She is buried in Phoenix, Oswego Co., NY.

Children of JAMES GILLIS and PRUDENCE BROWN are:
 i. DORA BELLE3 GILLIS, b. October 20, 1867, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33,34; d. April 03, 1897; m. GEORGE J. LOOMIS, December 02, 1891, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY34; b. 1870, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY34.

Notes for DORA BELLE GILLIS:
 Dora taught school at Cains Corners District No. 6 and the Carter District No. 9 (1891) in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

More About DORA BELLE GILLIS:
Cause of Death: Complications of childbirth

Notes for GEORGE J. LOOMIS:
 George was a farmer.

Marriage Notes for DORA GILLIS and GEORGE LOOMIS:
 Dora and George were married by Rev. B.  Day Brown.

13. ii. MARY ANNE GILLIS, b. May 02, 1869, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. April 23, 1958.
14. iii. FRED JAMES GILLIS, b. November 06, 1876, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. June 10, 1942.
15. iv. GRACE ADELLE GILLIS, b. July 16, 1884, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
16. v. WADE HECTOR GILLIS, b. May 27, 1886, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
17. vi. HARRY BROWN GILLIS, b. May 01, 1891, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 

Generation No. 3

7.  WILLIAM3 WILSON (HELEN M.2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born Abt. 1861 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY34.  He married DELLA HARMON December 18, 188434, daughter of WILLIAM HARMON and ELIZABETH STURGE.  She was born 1867 in NY34, and died March 03, 1961 in Dulin Rest Home, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY34.

More About DELLA HARMON:
Burial: 1961, Hannibal Center Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY34

Child of WILLIAM WILSON and DELLA HARMON is:
 i. MABEL4 WILSON, b. Abt. 1887, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY35; d. March 26, 1890, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY35.

Notes for MABEL WILSON:
 Mabel died in infancy.

More About MABEL WILSON:
Burial: 1890, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY35

8.  FRANK GILLIS3 STURGE (NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born November 13, 1856 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY36,37, and died December 28, 1938 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY38,39.  He married (1) JENNIE WISE March 15, 1882 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY40, daughter of PETER WISE.  She was born Abt. 1856 in Oneida, NY40, and died April 04, 1905 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY40.  He married (2) MARY DAVIS February 07, 1906 in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY.  She was born January 05, 1856 in Bristol, England, and died May 30, 1932 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  He married (3) ELLA NEVILLE Aft. 1932 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY.  She died after 1938.

Notes for FRANK GILLIS STURGE:
 Frank was born near Bethel in the Town of Hannibal in a house later owned by Glenn Blodgett.  Frank was a farmer by profession.  He was also once a brakeman on the railroad for about two years but had to give it up because of motion sickness.
 Frank was initiated into the Hannibal Masonic Lodge on November 17, 1880.  He was elected Junior Warden on December 24, 1881.
 On April 1, 1882, the Oswego Palladium printed this amusing account involving Frank and his brother, Charlie:
 "Last Saturday night a party of boys made their resound with tin horns and various other noisy instruments in the vicinity of the residence of Frank Sturge, about two miles south of this village (Hannibal).  It was considered to be a horning party celebrating Frank's marriage.  A neighbor Mr. George Miller, hearing the noise went to Frank's residence to find out who were the horning party.  As he approached the house the noise ceased and not discovering the party in front of the house he concluded they were at the back part of the house.  The night was very dark, and Miller, very cautious and still, passed from the front to the back of the house, but instead of meeting the horning party came in contact with a stick of stove wood which was hurled by Charlie Sturge, a brother of Frank and struck Miller in the face knocking out five or six of his teeth and prostrating him on the ground.  Miller soon recovered himself and made his way home with a bad looking face and concluded that the looking after of horners on a dark night was a very unprofitable job to one not interested."
 Frand died after an illness of several weeks at 12:30 AM Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1938, at his home in Hannibal.  Funeral services were at the home at 2 PM Friday Dec. 31, 1938.  Rev. F.W. McDermott and Rev. Wm. Woods officiated.

More About FRANK GILLIS STURGE:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY41
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Notes for JENNIE WISE:
 Jennie was the grand-daughter of an English Earl.  Her mother, Diana, was an English girl who married a coachman.  There were two children, Jennie and Joe Hewitt.  The father took to heavy drinking and the children were adopted, Jennie by Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Wise and Joe by another family.
 Jennie was quite involved with the Hannibal M.E. Church and served at various times as President and Secretary of the Womens' Foreign Missionary Society.  She was also a talented singer.
 The following obituary was printed upon Jennie's death:

 "Many friends will be sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Jennie Sturge, wife of Frank Sturge, which occurred at their family home in Hannibal on Friday, April 4th, after a long protracted sickness.
 She endured her suffering with patience and calmness.  She was 48 years old.  Jennie was born in Oneida County, and was legally adopted into the Wise family when she was only four years old.
 In speaking of her, one of the family said:  It is almost impossible for us to tell when she gave her heart to Christ, but, in her young and tender years, she was always an earnest worker and never so happy as when in prayer-meeting.  She was always ready to give testimony for the Master.  She has a sweet lovely influence over her playmates, and when but a small child would gather them around her and would have a prayer meeting.
 She united with the church when about twelve years of age (She actually was received into the Hannibal M.E. Church on March 22, 1880, along with her adopted father by Rev. J.C. Darling.).  As she grew in years she grew in grace and was ever ready to do her part.  When but a child she would visit the sick and ask if she could read to them out of the Bible.
 She was a member of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the M.E. Church, and for many years gave her best talents and faithful work.
 Cheerful in disposition, pure in thought, full of faith and hope; though gone she yet lives in the hearts of her co-workers.
 One of the heart-breaking features of our society, knit together in the communion of a high and common purpose is, that one by one we must drop form our roll call the precious names of members whom God has called home.  Our ranks are broken, and while we lament the loss, we think of her as in the blessed activity of the heavenly life.
 She leaves a husband and adopted son and many relatives and friends who will sympathize with him in his affliction.
 Funeral held on Friday at 2 p.m. from the M.E. Church, Rev. F. Maunder, officiating.  Burial at Bethel Cemetery."

Marriage Notes for FRANK STURGE and JENNIE WISE:
 Frank and Jennie were married by Rev. J.C. Darling.  Witnesses were Ezra B. and H.M. Tucker.
 When they were first married, Frank and Jennie lived on a farm later owned by Milton Westover in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  Around 1894, they purchased the Isaiah Meeker home (later owned by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Earl) on Auburn Street in the Village of Hannibal.

Notes for MARY DAVIS:
 Mary Davis came to the United States from England when she was 14 years old.  She married William H. Fry, an Englishman, who died several years later.  Mary was living in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY, until she married Frank Gillis Sturge who resided in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  Mary died at home in Hannibal at 4:15 PM on Monday, May 30, 1932.  Funeral arrangements were with Marsh & Petrie of Hannibal.  Rev. C.E. Henry officiated at the funeral services held at her home at 2 PM on Thursday, June 2, 1932.  Burial was in the Martville Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY. 

More About MARY DAVIS:
Cause of Death: Cancer

Marriage Notes for FRANK STURGE and MARY DAVIS:
 Frank and Mary were married by Rev. N.S. Burd, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Oakley, 33 Seward Avenue, Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.  For their honeymoon the couple departed for Fairport, NY.

Notes for ELLA NEVILLE:
 Ella was from Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

Marriage Notes for FRANK STURGE and ELLA NEVILLE:
Ella and Frank were married at the home of her sister in Baldwinsville, NY.

Child of FRANK STURGE and JENNIE WISE is:
 i. GORDON WHITNEY4 STURGE, b. September 07, 1899, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY42; d. December 13, 1972, Town of Oswego, Oswego Co., NY42; m. DORRIS M. METCALF, October 31, 1921, Hannibal Methodist Parsonage, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY42; b. September 02, 1902, North Hannibal, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY43; d. December 03, 1992, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY44.

Notes for GORDON WHITNEY STURGE:
 Gordon was adopted by Frank and Jennie Sturge about the first of the year of 1901, when he was still an infant.  When Gordon was a child, the family resided in the Leonard Earl house on Auburn Street.  His childhood was spent growing up in Hannibal.  Gordon attended the Hannibal Village School and graduated from high school in 1918.  Shortly after his marriage to Dorris who was a local teacher, he decided to pursue a teaching career himself and attended Hannibal Teachers Training Class, graduating in June of 1925.  His first teaching job was in the rural schoolhouse of the Rhoades District No. 14 in the Town of Hannibal. 
 Gordon and his wife continued their education at Oswego Normal School and graduated in January 1928.  From February to June of that year, Gordon taught at the rural Ingalls Crossing school in Volney, east of Fulton.
 From September 1928 - June 1930, Gordon and Dorris took teaching jobs in a two-room schoolhouse in Oswego Center.  Gordon taught the upper room while Dorris taught the lower room.
 In 1930, he accepted a job in the Village of Hannibal teaching sixth grade.  He went on to teach in the Hannibal High School until 1943.
 He earned a B.S. degree in Social Studies in 1934, and a M.S. degree in Education from Syracuse University in January 1938.  Gordon was a member of the faculty at Cato-Meridian Central School from 1943 until his retirement in 1957.  He taught Social Studies and was Guidance Counselor.
 He was a member of Nu Chapter, Kappa Phi Kappa Educational Fraternity in Syracuse, was a member and former President of the Oswego County Teachers Association and was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.  He was also a past President of the Hannibal Central School Alumni Association and in 1966, received the Distinguished Service Award from this group.
 Gordon was very active in civic affairs.  He served as Mayor of Hannibal in1949-51, and was Town and Village Historian from 1949 until his death.  Gordon served as a Boy Scout Committeeman for ten years and was also a past President of the Hannibal Sportsmen's Club.
 Gordon's involvement as a historian began in the 1930's when he decided to compile Hannibal history as a basis for his Masters thesis from Syracuse University.  He soon realized that the subject was too comprehensive for this purpose and chose to take the oral exam to earn his Masters Degree in 1938.
 For the next eleven years, he continued to research the history of Hannibal and in 1949, published the well-known book, "Hannibal's Historical Highlights", which traced the history of the town and village from the early years of settlement to present day.  The book was so well received by the community that Gordon was named Town and Village Historian in 1949, and was honored at a special testimonial dinner given by the Hannibal Civic Club on February 22, 1950.
 When the Village of Hannibal celebrated its one hundredth anniversary of incorporation in 1960, Gordon was chosen Co-Chairman of the Hannibal Centennial Program Committee along with Mayor Theodore C. Dann.  Gordon was also Chairman of the Centennial Book Committee which compiled a booklet in conjunction with that affair.  In addition, he organized a museum relating to Hannibal history in what is now the Hannibal Quick Mart.  At that time, Route 104 passed through the Village and several out of town people as well as the local residents viewed the exhibit.
 As part of the centennial celebration, a time capsule was buried in the center of the Village Square during a ceremony on August 20, 1960.  Gordon Sturge was also one of the speakers for this occasion.
 Gordon was a member of the Hannibal Masonic Lodge, having joined in 1928.  He published his second book, "Past Masters of Hannibal Lodge, No. 550 F&AM", in 1960.  Although he was asked to be Master, he declined because he felt he did not have the time to perform the duties of the position properly.  Nevertheless, in 1962, his fellow lodge members bestowed upon him the title of Honorary Past Master.
 Gordon was also a member and once Vice-President of the Oswego County Historical Society.  On November 19, 1963, he spoke before the group describing Hannibal's history.  Later that year, in the society's annual publication, he presented segments of "Hannibal's Historical Highlights" as well as his research on the Bullen family and their involvement in the Western Emigration Company.
 Gordon was a member of the Hannibal Methodist Church from his childhood days.  As an adult, he served as Church Historian and as a member of the Official Board.  When the church celebrated its centennial in 1964, Gordon compiled a booklet and set up a museum in the sanctuary relating to the history of the church.
 Always interested in local history, he researched the history of the local fire department.  When the Hannibal Fire Department dedicated their new firehouse on Oswego Street on March 7, 1964, Gordon was on of the featured speakers.
 The stained glass windows in the local churches caught his interest and he began to research the history of their origin and the families for whom the windows had been given in memory.  He published his findings in 1965, in the booklet, "Stained Glass Window History of Hannibal Churches".
 Although local history was his first love, he had other interests as well.  During the 1930's, he was often involved in amateur theatricals which were sponsored by the Masons and other organizations.  As a rule, he preferred playing comedy roles.  He also coached the Senior Class plays at the Hannibal High School for several years.
 Gordon enjoyed photography and liked to travel when he could.  He and Dorris visited California four times, once in the company of their friends, Karl and Flossie Kellogg.  The Kelloggs also accompanied them on a trip to Mexico City.  Gordon wrote a detailed account of their travels which was printed in The Community Newspapers of Red Creek .
 Gordon had a green thumb and always had a sizable garden.  He took particular pleasure in supplying his neighbors with the best vegetables.
 Gordon died unexpectedly  on December 13, 1972, after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving his car near Oswego.  The Hannibal Masonic Lodge conducted a memorial service on Friday evening, December 15, at the Jewell Funeral Home in Cato.  The following morning, funeral services were held in the Hannibal United Methodist Church with Rev. Orval McBride officiating.  Burial was in the Fairdale Cemetery.
 Gordon is remembered by residents of the community and his friends as a man who was always interested in people.  But his greatest legacy is the compilation of the history of Hannibal for future generations.
 

More About GORDON WHITNEY STURGE:
Burial: 1972, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY45

Notes for DORRIS M. METCALF:
 Dorris was the only daughter of Vern W. Metcalf and Robie Wilson.  She was delivered by Dr. Dillon F. Acker of Hannibal, NY.  Dorris was a teacher by profession.  She shared a mutual interest in local history with her husband and after his death succeeded him as Hannibal Town and Village Historian.  She continued in this capacity for the next several years and served as a consultant for the Hannibal Historical Society's book, "Hannibal History in Pictures and Prose", until her own death at the age of 90.
 

More About DORRIS M. METCALF:
Burial: 1992, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY45

Marriage Notes for GORDON STURGE and DORRIS METCALF:
 Dorris and Gordon were married on Monday afternoon of October 31, 1921, at the Hannibal Methodist Parsonage by Rev. W.A. Haven.
 

9.  CHARLES CARROL3 STURGE (NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born August 07, 1862 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died June 22, 1930.  He married FRANCES LILLIAN BROWN April 18, 1894 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, daughter of DANIEL BROWN and MARTHA HOLMES.  She was born July 26, 1871 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died November 20, 1952 in St. Petersburg, FL.

Notes for CHARLES CARROL STURGE:
 Charles was a farmer in Hannibal, NY.  He was also an accomplished musician playing cornet both in the Hannibal Center Band and the well-known Brewster's Silver Band in the Village of Hannibal.  He had all his teeth crowned with gold at a cost of $200, a fabulous price to pay in those days, in order to play more efficiently.

Notes for FRANCES LILLIAN BROWN:
 Frances' parents were Daniel and Martha Brown.

Children of CHARLES STURGE and FRANCES BROWN are:
18. i. WARD RANSOM4 STURGE, b. May 20, 1895, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown.
19. ii. HUGH BROWN STURGE, b. January 07, 1900, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown.
20. iii. GERTRUDE GARNET STURGE, b. July 01, 1903, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown.
 iv. CARROL VIVIAN STURGE, b. October 02, 1911, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown; m. ROSALIE TAYLO, September 04, 1948.

Notes for CARROL VIVIAN STURGE:
 Carrol was an officer in the US Navy.  After his retirement, he and his wife lived in Florida.

10.  ASA WATSON3 STURGE (NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born October 27, 1863 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died November 08, 1953 in NYS.  He married MARY IDA ZEITLER November 13, 1890 in NYS, daughter of FREDERICK ZEITLER and MARIA.  She was born May 28, 1867 in NYS, and died September 08, 1949 in NYS.

Notes for ASA WATSON STURGE:
 Asa Watson Sturge lived in Fairport, NY.  He is buried in the Pittsford Cemetery.

Notes for MARY IDA ZEITLER:
 Mary's parents were Frederick and Maria Zeitler.  Mary is buried in the Pittsford Cemetery.

Marriage Notes for ASA STURGE and MARY ZEITLER:
 The wedding took place at the home of Mary' father, Frederick Zeitler.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.E. Whittaker of Rochester, NY, assisted by Rev. G.H. Gomph of Pittsford, NY.  Charles Zeitler, Mary's brother, acted as groomsman and Miss Jennie Emens of Hannibal, NY, as bridesmaid.  Laura Zeitler, sister of the bride, was maid of honor while Charles C. Sturge was best man.  Mary wore a gown of white china silk with a corsage of white bridal roses and carried a bouquet of the same.
 The wedding march was played by Helen Zeitler, sister of the bride.

Children of ASA STURGE and MARY ZEITLER are:
21. i. IVAN4 STURGE, b. August 13, 1891, NYS; d. November 18, 1968, NYS.
 ii. RUTH LAURA STURGE, b. March 03, 1893, NYS; d. Unknown; m. (1) HARLOW STRESSING, Bef. 1930; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) BENJAMIN ROBINSON, December 20, 1952, East Rochester, NY; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for RUTH LAURA STURGE:
 Ruth graduated from Fairport High School and Rochester Business Institute.  She was an employee of the Paine Wholesale Drug Company of Rochester for 47 years retiring in 1962.

 iii. ESTHER MARIE STURGE, b. June 02, 1901, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown; m. JAMES GILLESPIE, August 07, 1947, Lilydale, NY; b. May 29, 1894; d. Unknown.

Notes for ESTHER MARIE STURGE:
 Esther graduated from the University of Rochester in 1923 and taught American History for 24 years, 23 of which were in Niagara Falls High School.  She retired in 1947.  After her husband's death, she resided in Tampa, Florida.

Notes for JAMES GILLESPIE:
  James' parents were James and Ellen Gillespie.

11.  GRANT B.3 WILSON (MARTHA REBECCA2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born November 07, 1863 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY46, and died April 03, 195446,47.  He married (1) CARRIE E. JONES September 30, 188648.  She was born 186649, and died January 07, 1911 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY50,51.  He married (2) NELLIE L. MILLS Aft. 1911.  She was born 186851, and died 195451.

Notes for GRANT B. WILSON:
 Grant Wilson was one of the last survivors of Brewster's Silver Band of Hannibal, NY, that was well-known in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Grant's home was on Auburn Street in the Village of Hannibal.  After his death, his home was acquired by the Hannibal Central School and was converted into their Board Office.

More About GRANT B. WILSON:
Burial: 1954, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY51

More About CARRIE E. JONES:
Burial: 1911, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY51
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Notes for NELLIE L. MILLS:
 Nellie was a widow with one daughter, Helen, who taught school in Chenango Forks, NY.  Helen married Anthony Wanser and had three daughters, Jean, Marie and Linda.

Child of GRANT WILSON and CARRIE JONES is:
 i. HOWARD4 WILSON.

Notes for HOWARD WILSON:
 Howard taught school in Huntington, Long Island.

12.  LIZZIE3 MILLER (ANNETTE C.2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born 186351, and died 193951.  She married JAMES HAVEN, son of JAMES HAVEN.  He was born 186251, and died 194451.

More About LIZZIE MILLER:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY51

More About JAMES HAVEN:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY51

Children of LIZZIE MILLER and JAMES HAVEN are:
 i. WINIFRED4 HAVEN, b. October 30, 188552,53; d. November 17, 196054; m. JOHN H. BRACKETT; b. May 13, 187754,55; d. February 18, 194056,57.

Notes for WINIFRED HAVEN:
 According to genealogical research done by Gordon Sturge, Winifred died on Nov. 17, 1960; however, her gravestone in the Hannibal Village Cemetery has a death date of 1961

More About JOHN H. BRACKETT:
Burial: 1940, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY57

22. ii. MAE HAVEN, b. June 02, 1887.

13.  MARY ANNE3 GILLIS (JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born May 02, 1869 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY58, and died April 23, 195858.  She married WILLIAM BYRNE June 21, 189359. 

Notes for MARY ANNE GILLIS:
 Mary went by the name of Mame.  She taught school in the Carter District No. 9 in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, in 1888.  She also was a member and Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Huldah Chapter No. 485 in Hannibal.

Marriage Notes for MARY GILLIS and WILLIAM BYRNE:
 Mary and William lived on Auburn Street in the Village of Hannibal  in the house occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Simmons in 2000.

Child of MARY GILLIS and WILLIAM BYRNE is:
 i. ETHEL4 BYRNE, m. (1) NEIL WASHER, July 29, 193160; d. August 20, 196460; m. (2) GEORGE WASHER, October 16, 196560; d. May 24, 196760.

Notes for NEIL WASHER:
 Neil had two boys and a girl by a previous marriage.  He and Ethel lived at Pennellville, NY, until his death following a long illness.

Marriage Notes for ETHEL BYRNE and GEORGE WASHER:
  Ethel and George lived on South Sixth Street in Fulton, Oswego Co., NY.

14.  FRED JAMES3 GILLIS (JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born November 06, 1876 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY60, and died June 10, 194260.  He married LELA ETTA FARNHAM April 10, 1900 in Fairdale, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY60, daughter of CHARLES FARNHAM and MARY COX.  She was born August 29, 188160, and died March 05, 196960.

Notes for FRED JAMES GILLIS:
 Fred was a left-handed violin player and played at hundreds of dances all over the area.

More About FRED JAMES GILLIS:
Burial: 1942, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY60

Notes for LELA ETTA FARNHAM:
 Lela's parents were Charles Farnham and Mary Jane Cox.

More About LELA ETTA FARNHAM:
Burial: 1969, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY60

Marriage Notes for FRED GILLIS and LELA FARNHAM:
 Fred and Lela were married by Rev. E.E. Cheeseman.  After their marriage, they lived on the Bethel Road in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

Children of FRED GILLIS and LELA FARNHAM are:
23. i. LEON4 GILLIS, b. May 09, 1905.
24. ii. DORIS PRUDENCE GILLIS, b. July 07, 1910.

15.  GRACE ADELLE3 GILLIS (JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born July 16, 1884 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY60,61.  She married HOMER HUBERT LINDSLEY November 12, 1902 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY61.  He was born June 12, 1880 in Bethel Center, NY62,63, and died February 19, 1963.

Marriage Notes for GRACE GILLIS and HOMER LINDSLEY:
 Grace and Homer were married by Rev. Frederick Maunder at the Gillis family farm.

Child of GRACE GILLIS and HOMER LINDSLEY is:
 i. MARGARET4 LINDSLEY, b. June 06, 190464; m. HARRIS CADE LOCKWOOD, January 09, 196564.

Notes for HARRIS CADE LOCKWOOD:
  Harris was the son of Professor Stephen Roy Lockwood who was Principal of Hannibal High School for 33 years.  Harris was a patent attorney.  He and Margaret lived in Sherwood Forest, Md.

16.  WADE HECTOR3 GILLIS (JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born May 27, 1886 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY64.  He married BERTHA ROWENA WILTSE November 18, 1908 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY64, daughter of CLARENCE WILTSE and LUCY ANDERSON.  She was born March 22, 1886 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY65, and died November 10, 1971 at his home on Cayuga Street, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY65.

Notes for BERTHA ROWENA WILTSE:
 Bertha's funeral arrangements were with the Jewell Funeral Home in Cato, NY.

More About BERTHA ROWENA WILTSE:
Burial: November 13, 1971, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY65
Cause of Death: Marasma
Medical Information: Death occurred at 7:30 PM on Nov. 10, 1971.  Attending physician at time of death was Dr. Angelo P. Arena of Hannibal, NY.

Marriage Notes for WADE GILLIS and BERTHA WILTSE:
 At the time of their marriage, Bertha was a teacher and Wade was a farmer.  They were married by Rev. Henry Hughes, pastor of the Hannibal Methodist Church, at the home of Bertha's parents.

Children of WADE GILLIS and BERTHA WILTSE are:
25. i. GERTRUDE L.4 GILLIS, b. December 04, 1910.
26. ii. JAMES HAROLD GILLIS, b. January 21, 1912, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. June 25, 2000, Keene, NH.

17.  HARRY BROWN3 GILLIS (JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born May 01, 1891 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY66.  He married (1) EDNA VAN WIE March 31, 1910 in Six Nations66.  She died October 26, 196566.  He married (2) GRACE TRAYNER August 20, 196666. 

Marriage Notes for HARRY GILLIS and EDNA VAN WIE:
 Harry and Edna were married by Rev. George Britten.

Children of HARRY GILLIS and EDNA VAN WIE are:
 i. RAYMOND4 GILLIS, b. September 28, 191066; m. SELMA SNYDER, May 06, 194166.
27. ii. ELSIE GILLIS, b. August 12, 1912.
 

Generation No. 4

1928 Gillis Reunion
1928 Gillis Reunion 
The reunion was held at the home of Charles Carol Sturge.  From left to right:  Wade Hector Gillis, Grace Adele Lindsley, Fred James Gillis, Mary Ann (Mame) Byrnes, Grant Burton Wilson, Asa Watson Sturge, Lizzie Haven, Charles Carol Sturge, William Wilson and Frank Gillis Sturge.







18.  WARD RANSOM4 STURGE (CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born May 20, 1895 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died Unknown.  He married (1) BEATRICE K. JOSELYN October 01, 1919 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.  She was born May 20, 1895 in NYS, and died Bef. 1954.  He married (2) MARION LOUISE COON GERE June 27, 1954 in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

Notes for WARD RANSOM STURGE:
 In his younger days, Ward was a popular musician in Hannibal.  He served about 15 months with the armed forces in France during the First World War.  Part of this time was spent with the 30th Infantry Band and part in the 6th Calvalry Band.  At the time of his marriage to Beatrice he was employed by the Merl-Soule Powdered Milk Plant.

Marriage Notes for WARD STURGE and BEATRICE JOSELYN:
 The wedding took place at the home of Beatrice's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hubbard W. Joselyn, located at 511 Columbus Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Wilbur McKee of Syracuse.  Beatrice wore a blue satin dress and carried white roses. 

Marriage Notes for WARD STURGE and MARION GERE:
 Ward and Marion operated the Sturge Motel on State Fair Boulevard in Syracuse, NY.

Children of WARD STURGE and BEATRICE JOSELYN are:
28. i. CHARLES RANSOM5 STURGE, b. February 04, 1921.
29. ii. NORMA BEATRICE STURGE, b. September 25, 1922.

19.  HUGH BROWN4 STURGE (CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born January 07, 1900 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died Unknown.  He married MARGARET A. KIRSCHNER September 30, 1922, daughter of CHARLES KIRCHNER and MARGARET.  She was born November 18, 1894, and died Unknown.

Notes for HUGH BROWN STURGE:
 Hugh was once a bassoon player in the Franklin Employees' Band.

Notes for MARGARET A. KIRSCHNER:
 Margaret's parents were Charles and Margaret Kirchner.

Marriage Notes for HUGH STURGE and MARGARET KIRSCHNER:
 Margaret and Hugh were married by the Rev. L.V. Dutcher, English-Lutheran minister of Oswego, NY.  When they were first married, Margaret and Hugh lived at 443 South Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

Children of HUGH STURGE and MARGARET KIRSCHNER are:
30. i. ROBERT EDWARD5 STURGE
31. ii. DR. DONALD CHARLES STURGE

20.  GERTRUDE GARNET4 STURGE (CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born July 01, 1903 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  She married PAUL HERMAN ROHLIN August 26, 1929.  He was born May 31, 1901.

Marriage Notes for GERTRUDE STURGE and PAUL ROHLIN:
 Gertrude and Paul lived in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

Children of GERTRUDE STURGE and PAUL ROHLIN are:
32. i. DORIS GERTRUDE5 ROHLIN
33. ii. PAULINE AMELIA ROHLIN
34. iii. CHARLES HERMAN ROHLIN
 iv. WALTER EDWARD ROHLIN
35. v. NADINE FLORENCE ROHLIN
 vi. NANCY LILLIAN ROHLIN; m. STEVEN K. CHAUGH.

Notes for NANCY LILLIAN ROHLIN:
 Nancy and Nadine are twins.  Nadine was born normal, but Nancy was born deaf.  The family lived at 418 Euclid Ave., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.
 Ever since she was old enough to play, Nancy was accepted completely by her playmates.  When the youngsters realized that Nancy couldn't hear, it was merely a matter of touching her to get her attention.
 One two-year old toddler soon learned he could reach up and tug her skirt when he wanted her notice.  There was hardly a child around who failed to learn the sign language of the deaf so they could teach Nancy their games - and mystify their parents.
 All the children looked after Nancy and kept her from possible danger.  Someone was always appointed to act as her ears to warn her of oncoming cars and etc.
 One summer evening during a game of hide'n seek, Nancy wandered off and couldn't be found at all.  All her friends and their parents were searching the neighborhood when the police called to say she was at the police station.
 A new neighbor, when asking where she lived, was unable to understand her sign language and called the police.  She was only five years old, but when the police tried to question her and failed, she wrote her name and address on a piece of paper.  It was a feat most of her playmates had yet to acquire.
 Ability to read lips came later, allowing her the pleasure of joining her friends at the neighborhood movie theater.  She also learned to appreciate music by feeling the generated vibrations when she she placed her hand on a played piano or phonograph.
 She attended the Central New York School for the Deaf in Rome, NY.  Always a bright girl who learned fast, Nancy was a member of the Literacy Society at the school serving as President and Secretary.  She excelled in sports and participated in all athletics in school.  During summer vacations, she did volunteer work for the Red Cross and Community Chest.
  Like Helen Keller, another victim of deafness, Nancy was taught to speak.  Therefore, when she graduated at the head of her class in June of 1960, she was able to deliver a valedictory address at her graduation.  She spoke of the patience of her teachers, memories of happiness and of disappointment and the sadness of leaving the place where she had spent so many years.

21.  IVAN4 STURGE (ASA WATSON3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born August 13, 1891 in NYS, and died November 18, 1968 in NYS.  He married EDITH MCMILLEN in Rochester, NY.

Notes for IVAN STURGE:
 Ivan graduated from Syracuse University and practiced law in Rochester, NY.

Child of IVAN STURGE and EDITH MCMILLEN is:
36. i. JOHN MCMILLEN5 STURGE

22.  MAE4 HAVEN (LIZZIE3 MILLER, ANNETTE C.2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born June 02, 188766.  She married JUDSON KELLOGG. 

Notes for MAE HAVEN:
 Mae was a telephone operator in the Hannibal office for many years.

Children of MAE HAVEN and JUDSON KELLOGG are:
 i. MILDRED5 KELLOGG.

Notes for MILDRED KELLOGG:
 Mildred drowned in a cistern when a small child on the Tryphosa Perkins place, later occupied by Tom Whitney, on Auburn Street, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

 ii. KARL KELLOGG, b. September 02, 1907, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY67,68; d. September 10, 199168; m. FLOSSIE M. CHAPPLE, November 28, 1929, Wolcott, Cayuga Co., NY69; b. 190970; d. 199570.

Notes for KARL KELLOGG:
 Karl graduated from Hannibal High School in 1925 and from Training Class in 1926.  He taught school in the Dennison District No. 15 School in the Town of Hannibal for the 1926-27 school year.  During 1928, he lived and worked in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.
 He learned the barber trade and went into partnership with his grandfather, James Haven.  He became sole owner of the shop in 1940 and remained in business for approximately  twenty-five  years before retiring.  His barber shop located on the northwest corner of the Hannibal Village Square was torn down in 1966, to make way for the construcion of what is today known as the Hannibal branch of Community Bank, N.A.
 Karl became a member of the Hannibal Masonic Lodge on November 7, 1934, and was Master in 1939.  He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rites bodies-Valley of Syracuse, member of Media Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Watertown and Oswego County Shrine Club.
 During World War II, he served in the US Army for three years in Europe.  He served in the Normandy Invasion, Northern Africa, Rhineland, Ardennes and the German occupation.  After his discharge in December 1945, he helped organize the Prior-Stock American Legion Post No. 1552.  He was a charter member and was its first Commander.
 Karl was also active in the Hannibal Methodist Church.  His involvement included the Official Board, lay leader and member of the choir.
 Karl was also involved politically with the Republican Party serving as an Oswego County Committeeman.  He was a Hannibal Village Trustee for two years and served as Mayor in 1957.

More About KARL KELLOGG:
Burial: 1991, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY70

More About FLOSSIE M. CHAPPLE:
Burial: 1995, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY70

 iii. ROBERT J. KELLOGG, b. 191370; d. 197870; m. AGNES I.; b. 191370.

More About ROBERT J. KELLOGG:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY70

 iv. WINIFRED KELLOGG, b. Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 v. SHIRLEY KELLOGG, b. Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 vi. ELIZABETH KELLOGG, b. Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

Notes for ELIZABETH KELLOGG:
  Elizabeth died in infancy.

23.  LEON4 GILLIS (FRED JAMES3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born May 09, 190571.  He married (1) PEARL H. RILEY July 05, 1930 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY71.  She died November 196471.  He married (2) MINA WENDOVER _______ 196671. 

Notes for LEON GILLIS:
 Leon was a guard at Attica and Auburn State Prisons for many years before retiring.

Marriage Notes for LEON GILLIS and MINA WENDOVER:
 Leon and Mina lived in Scipio Center, NY.

Child of LEON GILLIS and PEARL RILEY is:
37. i. VIRGINIA JOY5 GILLIS.

24.  DORIS PRUDENCE4 GILLIS (FRED JAMES3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born July 07, 1910.  She married GEORGE MCMILLEN April 07, 193171.  He was born 188972, and died March 17, 196873.

Notes for GEORGE MCMILLEN:
 George is buried in the Hannibal Cemetery.

More About GEORGE MCMILLEN:
Burial: 1968, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY74

Child of DORIS GILLIS and GEORGE MCMILLEN is:
38. i. CAROL5 MCMILLEN, b. February 03, 1935.

25.  GERTRUDE L.4 GILLIS (WADE HECTOR3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born December 04, 191075.  She married LYLE JOHN LEONARD in Bethel, NY.  He was born January 19, 1914 in Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY75.

Marriage Notes for GERTRUDE GILLIS and LYLE LEONARD:
 Gertrude and Lyle were married by Rev. Foster Prynne.

Child of GERTRUDE GILLIS and LYLE LEONARD is:
 i. RICHARD5 LEONARD, b. _________  193875.

26.  JAMES HAROLD4 GILLIS (WADE HECTOR3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born January 21, 1912 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY76, and died June 25, 2000 in Keene, NH76.  He married LORENA VAN AUKEN June 193777.  She was born September 24, 191278, and died 199279.

Notes for JAMES HAROLD GILLIS:

James grew up in Hannibal, NY, and attended local schools.  He graduated from Hannibal High School in 1930 and was President of his class.
 After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in chemistry from Syracuse University in 1934, he became an analytical chemist for then Peter Cailler Kohler Swiss Chocolates Company, Inc., which today is known as the Nestle Chocolate Co., in Fulton, Oswego Co., NY.  From 1939 to 1950, he was with the company's planning office, becoming head of the department.  He became manager of production after being transferred to the superintendant's department in 1950; became assistant manager of the Fulton operations in 1953 and plant manager in 1956.  He held this position until his retirement in 1971.
 James was a long-time member of the State Street Methodist Church in Fulton.  He was also active in civic affairs.  He was president of the Fulton Community Funds, Inc. and the Oswego County Manufacturer's Council.  He was chairman of the General Drive for the Fulton Community Chest Red Cross United Fund.  He was also once director of the Oswego County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  During the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Building Fund Drive, he acted in the capacity of vice chairman and was chair of a special committee to procure new doctors for the Fulton area.  Jim also served on the (Western) Regional Advisory Council of the Marine Midland Bank.  He also served as a member of the Advisory Boards of the Oswego County Chapter of Boy Scouts and the YMCA.  In addition, he was an active member of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
 James was a member of Hannibal Masonic Lodge 550 and served as Master in 1945.  When the Hannibal Masonic Lodge was destroyed by fire in 1942, he chaired the building committee responsible for rebuilding the lodge.  In 1949, he was elected Secretary of the Past Master's Association.  In 1998, he received his 62-year pin from Leigh Pittroff of Hannibal, NY, in a special private ceremony at Jim's home in Manassas, VA.
 During his retirement, he and Lorena traveled extensively in a motor home visiting new places, family and friends.  Jim loved to whistle and entertained family and close friends with enthusiastic renditions of old bluegrass tunes on the fiddle or harmonica.  An avid fisherman, he and his wife called Lake Ontario home, spending summers at Pleasant Point and Flatrock Campground.  Winters were spent in Lake Placid, FL.  Following Lorena's death in 1992, James lived in Manassas, VA, near his daughter Sandy.  In 1998, he moved to Keene, NH, near his other daughter Kaye.
 James is to be buried in the Fairdale Cemetery in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, on Monday, August 21, 2000, following a memorial service to be conducted by members of the Hannibal Masonic Lodge at 5 PM.
 

More About JAMES HAROLD GILLIS:
Burial: August 21, 2000, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY79

Children of JAMES GILLIS and LORENA VAN AUKEN are:
39. i. SANDRA5 GILLIS
 ii. KAYE GILLIS; m. ______ TERPSTRA.

27.  ELSIE4 GILLIS (HARRY BROWN3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) was born _____ 191280.  She married ROSWELL HORNER. 

Children of ELSIE GILLIS and ROSWELL HORNER are:
40. i. REGINALD5 HORNER
 ii. JAMES HORNER
 

Generation No. 5

28.  CHARLES RANSOM5 STURGE (WARD RANSOM4, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born February 04, 1921.  He married (1) FRANCES ALEXANDER August 09, 1946.  He married (2) JANE D. STANSBERRY ________ 1962.

Notes for CHARLES RANSOM STURGE:
 Charles served in the US Army as a radio instructor in the Signal Corps at Camp Crowder, MO, during World War II.  He later lived in Bremerton, Washington.

Notes for JANE D. STANSBERRY:
 Jane was married a total of three times.

Children of CHARLES STURGE and FRANCES ALEXANDER are:
 i. BONITA J.6 STURGE, b. October 25, 1947; d. October 29, 1947.
 ii. JENNIFER STURGE
 iii. SALLY STURGE
 iv. CYNTHIA LOUISE STURGE

29.  NORMA BEATRICE5 STURGE (WARD RANSOM4, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born September 25, 1922.  She married SAMUEL ZACCARI _______ 1947 in Massachusetts.

Notes for SAMUEL ZACCARI:
 Sam worked in Rome, NY, and lived in Verona, NY.

Children of NORMA STURGE and SAMUEL ZACCARI are:
 i. SUSAN PAULA6 ZACCARI
 ii. NEIL JONATHAN ZACCARI

30.  ROBERT EDWARD5 STURGE (HUGH BROWN4, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) was born October 19, 1925.  He married EVELYN JEAN VOCK _______ 1950.

Notes for ROBERT EDWARD STURGE:
 Robert is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he was affiliated with Orange Key, Tau Theta Upsilon and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  He served three years in the US Army Air Force and was employed by the Sears Roebuck Company at the time of his marriage to Evelyn.
 Robert then worked at the Powelson Business Institute of Syracuse before becoming Assistant Business Administrator for the Syracuse schools.  In 1966, he was President of the Business Teachers Association of New York State.

Notes for EVELYN JEAN VOCK:
 Evelyn is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Clifton Vock of Theresa, NY.  She graduated from the University of Rochester and was a teacher of English at the Redwood High School at the time of her marriage to Robert.

Children of ROBERT STURGE and EVELYN VOCK are:
 i. ROBERT HUGH6 STURGE
 ii. SUZANNE EVELYN STURGE
 iii. KENNETH EDWARD STURGE
 iv. NANCY JEAN STURGE

31.  DR. DONALD CHARLES5 STURGE (HUGH BROWN4, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1)   married NORMA BEAVER.  Dr. Donald Sturge was a chiropractor in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.
 

Children of DR. STURGE and NORMA BEAVER are:
 i. RAYMOND RANSOM6 STURGE
 ii. GLEN CHARLES STURGE
 iii. JANET LYNN STURGE
 iv. KARL DANIEL STURGE
 v. DONNA JEAN STURGE
 vi. PAULA ANNE STURGE

32.  DORIS GERTRUDE5 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET4 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) married DANIEL AKS.

Children of DORIS ROHLIN and DANIEL AKS are:
 i. HOWARD ALLEN6 AKS
 ii. CYNTHIA RUTH AKS
 iii. ROBERT SCOTT AKS

33.  PAULINE AMELIA5 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET4 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) married EDWARD J. DONOVAN.

Notes for PAULINE AMELIA ROHLIN:
 Pauline was nicknamed Polly.

Children of PAULINE ROHLIN and EDWARD DONOVAN are:
 i. DAVID WILLIAM6 DONOVAN
 ii. CATHERINE ANN DONOVAN
 iii. CAROLYN ANNE DONOVAN
 iv. EDWARD JAMES DONOVAN
 v. JAMES THOMAS DONOVAN
 vi. COLLEEN PATRICIA DONOVAN

34.  CHARLES HERMAN5 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET4 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) married (1) GIVEN HOLMES.  He married (2) ANN DIETZ.

Children of CHARLES ROHLIN and GIVEN HOLMES are:
 i. MARK CHARLES6 ROBLIN
 ii. LINDA NOEL ROBLIN

Child of CHARLES ROHLIN and ANN DIETZ is:
 iii. SCOTT M.6 ROBLIN; Adopted child.

35.  NADINE FLORENCE5 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET4 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) married JOHN B. PALMER.

Children of NADINE ROHLIN and JOHN PALMER are:
 i. JAY BENNETT6 PALMER; Son of John B. Palmer from a previous marriage.
 ii. CHARLES EDWARD PALMER
 iii. NANCY L. PALMER; Adopted child.

36.  JOHN MCMILLEN5 STURGE (IVAN4, ASA WATSON3, NANCY JANE2 GILLIS, HECTOR1) married JUDITH HINCHCLIFFE.

Child of JOHN STURGE and JUDITH HINCHCLIFFE is:
 i. SCOTT6 STURGE

37.  VIRGINIA JOY5 GILLIS (LEON4, FRED JAMES3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) married ALLYN SMITH. 

Children of VIRGINIA GILLIS and ALLYN SMITH are:
 i. DEBORAH KAREN6 SMITH
 ii. LINDA MARIE SMITH
 iii. MARK DAVID SMITH
 iv. CHERYL JOY SMITH

38.  CAROL5 MCMILLEN (DORIS PRUDENCE4 GILLIS, FRED JAMES3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) married ALBERT GLOSKA. 

Children of CAROL MCMILLEN and ALBERT GLOSKA are:
 i. GEORGE ALBERT6 GLOSKA
 ii. ANN MARIE GLOSKA

39.  SANDRA5 GILLIS (JAMES HAROLD4, WADE HECTOR3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) married DAVID W. BARGERON. 

Children of SANDRA GILLIS and DAVID BARGERON are:
 i. JULIE ANNA6 BARGERON
 ii. DAVID MELZAR BARGERON.
 iii. SOJI GILLIS BARGERON.

40.  REGINALD5 HORNER (ELSIE4 GILLIS, HARRY BROWN3, JAMES E.2, HECTOR1) married CONEILLA M. MATZKE. 

Children of REGINALD HORNER and CONEILLA MATZKE are:
 i. DEBORAH ANN6 HORNER
 ii. SHELLEY HORNER.
 

Endnotes

1.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
2.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
3.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
4.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
5.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
6.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
7.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
8.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
9.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
10.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
11.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
12.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
13.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
14.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
15.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
16.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
17.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
18.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
19.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
20.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
21.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
22.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
23.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
24.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
25.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
26.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
27.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
28.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
29.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
30.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
31.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
32.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
33.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
34.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
35.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
36.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
37.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
38.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
39.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
40.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
41.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
42.  Dorris Metcalf Sturge.
43.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
44.  Obituary of Dorris Metcalf Sturge.
45.  Gravestone in Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
46.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
47.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
48.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
49.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
50.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
51.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
52.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
53.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
54.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
55.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
56.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
57.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
58.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
59.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
60.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
61.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
62.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
63.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
64.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
65.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
66.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
67.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
68.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
69.  Sturge, Gordon W., "Past Masters of Hannibal Lodge No. 550, F. & A.M.", p. 55, 1960.
70.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
71.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
72.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
73.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
74.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
75.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
76.  Obituary of James Gillis, The Valley News, p. 9, July 1, 2000.
77.  Sturge, Gordon W., "Past Masters of Hannibal Lodge No. 550, F. & A.M.", p. 63, 1960.
78.  Genealogical research of Gordon & Dorris Metcalf Sturge, Hannibal, NY.
79.  Obituary of James Gillis, The Valley News, p. 9, July 1, 2000.



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