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Memorable Manitobans: Augustus “August” Gillis (1865-1922)


Born in Belgium in August 1865, he came to Canada in 1904 with his wife Maria (1860-?) and their four children: Charles Louis Gillis, Josephus “Joseph” Gillis (1892-?), Carolina Gillis (1894-?), and Margaretha Gillis (1896-?). In 1910, he started a stone-cutting plant in Winnipeg then, five years later, he bought a quarry at Garson. He died at Selkirk on 3 January 1922.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Garson Limestone Quarries and Kilns (Garson, RM of Brokenhead)


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“President of company dies Sunday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1954, page 22.

Obituary [Catherine McDonald Gillis], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1972, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 November 2019

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