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.
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