Mrs. Margaret Ann (Williamson) Gillespie obit.
MRS. M. A. GILLESPIE DEAD. Mother of Representative Qillespie Expires at Home In Mt. Carroll. Mrs. Margaret A. Gillespie, widow of Kobert G. Gillespie and mother of Representative W. W. Gillespie, died at her home in Mt. Carroll at an early hour Thursday morning after a long illness caused by cancer. Margaret Ann Williamson, a naive naive of County Monagan, Ireland, was born Sept. 13, 1887, and was a daughter of John and Margaret (Speer) Williamson, both deceased. When she was quite young she moved with her parents to Dundee, Scotland, and there she received a practical education. In 1855 she accompanied accompanied the family, consisting of her parents and brothers, William and Kobert, and sister Eliza, to this ountry. The passage was made on a sailing-vessel, the "Shakespeare," which left Liverpool early in the 'all of 1855, bound for New Orleans. Prom that place they came up the Mississippi to St. Louis, and then after a ten day's stay in that place, :ame to Hanover township, in Jo Daviess county, 111., where they began began life in the new country. Later they removed to Derinda township where the subject of our sketch was inited in marriage to Kobert Gillespie Gillespie on November 21st, 1862. To this union seven children were born, Margaret, who died at the age of one year, William W., representative representative of this district, Isaac, John, Minnie E., Jennie and May. Of the foregoing Jennie is the wife of John Campbell, and May is the wife of Charles Bicklehaupt. She is also survived by three brothers,David Williamson, of '/Aon, and William and Robert, of Mt. arroll. The family lived for many years on a farm in Washington township where Mrs. Gillespie continued to nake her home after the death of ier husband on Nov. 16, 1876, until a few years ago when she purchased a homestead at Mt. Carroll where she resided until the day of her death. Deceased was a consistent member f the Presbyterian church and, was a useful member of the comnRRuty during the years of her activity.