NameLouis Gillan
Birth1868, Scotland
Deathca 1921, NY Age: 53
FatherWilliam Gillan (ca1824-<1912)
Spouses
Birth22 Jan 1882, Glenlochy, Abernethy Parish, Scotland1943
Death3 Sep 1974, Buffalo, Erie Co NY1944 Age: 92
FatherJohn Grant (1856-1940)
MotherMary Ann Grant (1855-1926)
Marriage14 Nov 1912, Bridgeton Parish Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland1943
ChildrenJoan (1908-1992)
 Louis J. (1913-1984)
 William (1915-2001)
 James Alexander Grant (1917-2001)
 Marion (1919-)
Notes for Louis Gillan
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Lewis Gillan1945

Name: Lewis Gillan
Arrival Date: 16 Jun 1894
Birth Year: abt 1867
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Port of Departure: Southhampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: New York

The original document is very faded and impossible to read online.

Name: Lewis Gillan
Arrival Date: 11 Jul 1904
Birth Year: abt 1865
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Astoria

The original document shows that Lewis Gillan was single and was a Greaser. Under Nationality was written Scotland, but this was stamped over with a rubber stamp reading “U. S. CITIZEN DISCH. ON PIER”. Elsewhere is written “Citizen U.S.A.” His address is given as 56 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn.

Name: Lewis Gillean
Arrival Date: 24 Apr 1910
Birth Year: abt 1867
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Columbia

The original document shows that Lewis was a greaser and U.S. citizen.

Name: Lewis Gillan
Arrival Date: 19 Mar 1912
Birth Year: abt 1868
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: California

The original document shows that Lewis was a Marine Engineer and lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Name: Lewis Gillan
Arrival Date: 21 Apr 1913
Birth Year: abt 1867
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Columbia

The original document shows more detail. The Columbia sailed from Glasgow on April 12, 1913. Lewis Gillan was accompanied by wife Jessie Gillan (age 31) and daughter Joan Gillan (age 4). Under “Address in United States” is writen 1336 W. 87th St, Cleveland, Ohio.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about Lewis Gillan

Name: Lewis Gillan
Birth Date: abt 1866
Age: 39
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: Dec 1905
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Etruria

The original document describes Lewis Gillan as a stonecutter.

Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in New York City, 1792-1989 about Lewis Gillan1946

Name: Lewis Gillan
Birth Date: abt 1872
Age: 28
Naturalization Date: 16 Feb 1900
Former Nationality: Queen United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Arrival Date: 16 Jun 1894
Arrival Port: New York, New York
Title and Location of Court: Kings County, New York

The original document showed that Lewis Gillan was a fireman and lived at 116 Myrtle Avenue. He gave the date of his arrival as June 16, 1894.

1920 Census of Buffalo NY

Name Age

Louis Gillan 52 b Scotland, arrived 1898, naturalized 1903
Jessie Gillan 37 b Scotland, arrived 1913
Joan Gillan 12 b Scotland, arrived 1913
Louis J Gillan 7 b NY
William Gillan 4 [4 8/12] b NY
James Gillan 2 [2 5/12] b NY
Marion Gillan 1 b NY
Notes for Jessie Ann (Spouse 1)
Jessie Ann’s birth was recorded on Page 2 of the 1882 Register of Births in the Parish of Abernethy and Kincardine, County of Inverness, Scotland.1943 Her father was listed as John Grant (farmer) and Mary Ann Grant (nee Grant, lately a school teacher).

The 1891 Census of Abernethy shows Jessie Ann and Elsie living with their grandparents, John & Elizabeth Grant.

Name Age
John Grant 80
Elizabeth Grant 67
Allan McDonald 48 boarder
Jessie Ann Grant 9 grand-dau
Elsie Grant 5 grand-dau
John McGilvray 26 farm servant
Robert Barron 17 farm servant
Barbra Ross 18 domestic
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