A sad accident occurred at Mr. Charles Schultze’s on Monday evening. His brother-in-law, Master Andrew Gillespie, was among the horses, when one of them kicked him. He halloed, and fell, and was being carried to the house, but died on the way. He was about fifteen years of age. His father had died ?___? only a few years ago and his mother more recently, leaving him an orphan. His brothers and sisters have our sympathy in their sad bereavement. [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, January 1, 1885
ALLEYTON NEWS ITEMS
June 6. - The news of the death of our friend and neighbor, A. J. Gillespie, which occurred at the Christian Sanitarium, Houston Heights, Monday morning, caused universal sorrow in our community. Mr. Gillespie was born Jan. 9, 1856, in Tennessee, and moved to Texas at the age of 15, with his parents and but for a brief period spent in Dallas, has lived in Colorado County.
For 24 years he has been a consistent member of the Christian Church, besides his wife and 4 children, Robert, Julia, Willie, and Mattie, 4 brothers and 2 sisters survive, who are T. H. of Tennessee, Dr. A. C. and J. P. esq., of Dallas, and Dr. W. E. Gillespie of Grand Prairie, near Dallas; his two sisters are Mrs. H. G. Sale of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. W. V. Victor of Uvalde. Deceased was a kind husband, a devoted father and a loyal and progressive citizen, whom our community will greatly miss. Interment took place Tuesday morning in Alleyton cemetery, following the funeral services at the home by Rev. G. H. T. Showalter of Austin. H. Braden.
Weimar Mercury, Friday, June 9, 1911, Weimar, Colorado, Co., TX
Submitted by Bob Gillespie
C. P. F. GILLESPIE FORMER ELGIN MAYOR,DIES
Last rites for Charles Park Fleming Gillespie, 89, former mayor and law enforcement officer of Elgin, Texas, were held Sunday afternoon at the Columbus Funeral home with Minister W. H. Nichols officiating.
Mr. Gillespie, who was born in Georgia four years before the Civil War began, moved to Alleyton in 1922 where he has been living with his step-children, Miss Martha Gillespie and Robert Gillespie. He died in Alleyton last Friday.
He had moved to Texas in 1872, having spent his boyhood in Arkansas. In 1888 he was married to Mrs. Mary E. Bell who died in 1913.
In 1915, Mr. Gillespie married Mrs. Emma Gillespie who died in 1940.
Surviving Mr. Gillespie are a brother J. C. Gillespie of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. P. E. Kaigler of St. Louis and Mrs. Grace Dove of Temple; two step-daughters, Miss Gillespie and Mrs. S. A. Jones; two step-sons, Robert Gillespie and William Gillespie; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest cemetery with John Hopkins Sr., John Hopkins Jr., James Hopkins, P. E. Kaigler, Charles G. Kaigler and R. W. Gillespie as pallbearers.
Colorado County Citizen, July 4, 1946
Gillespie, Emma (Williamson)
Funeral Services Are Held Saturday for Mrs. Chas. Gillespie
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Williamson Gillespie, 74, a life time resident of this community were held Saturday, August 17th at 10 a.m. at the family residence near Alleyton, Ref. Roy Stevens and Rev. Alex Weid, officiating. Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest. Columbus Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gillespie died Friday morning August 16th at 3:30 o’clock at her home following an illness of several weeks. She was born at Slaten, Alabama, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Bonham Williamson, October 28th 1865. Mrs. Gillespie was prominent in church and club work, having organized the Columbus Study Club, Parent-Teachers Association and other civic clubs. She was reporter for the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Gillespie, two daughters, Mrs. Julia Jones of Houston and Miss Martha Gillespie of Alleyton, and two sons, Robert W. Gillespie of Alleyton and William E. Gillespie of Asherton.
Pallbearers were S. K. Seymour, Jr., W. H. Miekow, Bennett Hastings, Richard H. Jones, S. L. Jones and Julian Harris.
Colorado County Citizen, August 22, 1940
Martha J. Gillespie, 101, of Columbus, died Dec. 10, 1994, at a Columbus nursing home.
Born Nov. 12, 1893, in Alleyton, she was the daughter of Andrew J. and Emma (Williamson) Gillespie. She was a retired teacher who had taught in the Mentz, Bernardo and Glidden schools among others. She was also a rancher and photographer. She had lived most of her lifetime in the Columbus area and was a member of West Oaks Church of Christ in Columbus.
Graveside services and interment took place Dec. 13, at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus is Rev. Leonard Driskell officiating. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.
Miss Gillespie is survived by her nephews, Jack Gillespie of Columbus, George Gillespie of Windermere, Fla. and W. E. Gillespie Jr. of San Francisco and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Julia Gillespie Jones; two brothers, Robert W. Gillespie Sr. and Willie E. Gillespie and a nephew, Robert Gillespie Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, December 14, 1994
RUTH YOUENS GILLESPIE
Mrs. Ruth Gillespie Dies Suddenly At Library Desk
Mrs. Ruth Gillespie, librarian of Mansfield Memorial library here since it opened in 1948, died suddenly at her desk in the library Tuesday about 3 p.m. Funeral arrangements were pending at press time Tuesday for the 60-year-old woman. Mrs. Gillespie was talking with Mrs. Owen Mehrens, a library patron, when her head slumped forward. Mrs. Mehrens sent her daughter, Sally, to the Liveoak hotel for aid. There is no telephone in the library building. Mrs. Sam K. Seymour, Jr., who was passing the hotel, was told that Mrs. Gillespie was ill and went to the library. Dr. C. I. Shult was also summoned. He pronounced Mrs. Gillespie dead. The funeral arrangements will be announced from Columbus Funeral home. Mrs. Gillespie is survived by 3 sons, Robert Gillespie, of Cleburne, Jack Gillespie, who lived with his mother here, and George Gillespie of Ft. Worth. Mrs. Gillespie had served as part-time librarian ever since the library was opened. It will not be opened again until next Tuesday, library board members said Tuesday. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery]
Colorado County Citizen, December 25, 1958, Pg. 1.