:Name: Thomas James Gillespie Sex: M Birth: 26 APR 1847 in County Down, Ireland Death: 4 MAR 1934 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania Burial: Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, Homewood cemetery Note: 1 1 1 2 1 1 3

The Monmouth Review of 22 February 1896 mentions that T.J. Gillespie of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania was the guest of his friend, Dr. T.H. Hanna. He was on his way home from a trip in the west.
The Monmouth Review of 8 July 1896 reports that Mr. T.J. Hanna of Pittsburg was visiting at Dr. Hanna's.
The Monmouth Review of 8 July 1897 reports that Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gillespie of Pittsburg left the night before for their home in Pittsburg, they would stop for a few days in Chicago on the way east.
He was the first treasurer of the Lockhart Iron and Steel Company in 1890. He was active in the YMCA. His son Thomas J. Gillespie Jr. and grandson Thomas J. Gillespie 3, all worked for Lockhart in Pittsburg.
The Monmouth Review of 9 July 1901 reported that Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gillespie of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania would arrive in Monmouth that afternoon to attend the Hughes-Rogers wedding on Thursday afternoon.
The Monmouth Review of 20 July 1901 mentioned that Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gillespie, Miss Mary Gillespie and Master John Porter Gillespie of Pittsburg, who had been visiting friends in Monmouth, left that morning for Chicago on their way home.
His obituary is found in the Pittsburg Press. Funeral services for Thomas J. Gillespie, 86, president of the Lockhart Iron and Steel company would be held at 3 p.m. the next day at the Shadyside United Presbyterian church. Mr. Gillespie, also director of the Chartiers Trust Company of McKees Chartiers Trust Company of McKees Rocks, died at his home at 5226 Westminster Place after a lengthy illness. Dr. A.Gordon MacLennan, pastor of the Shadyside church would officiate at services. Mr. Gillespie aside from business activities was prominent in church and civic work. For 60 years, he was an elder in the United Presbyterian Church and had been a member of the Shadyside congregation since 1890. He was president of the United Presbyterian Board of Publication and a trustee of the Y.M.C.A. almost since its founding in Pittsburgh. He was also a trustee of Westminster College and the Homeopathic Hospital and a past director of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gillespie was born 26 April 1847 in County, Down, Ireland, the son of Andrew and Jane Reid Gillespie. He came to this country when he was three years old with his parents, a sister and a brother who died at sea. In earlier business life, Mr. Gillespie was a member of the firm of the Central Refining Company, associated with William McKelvey and Charles Lockhart. When the company was absorbed by the Standard Oil Company, Mr. Gillespie remained with the firm for five years, stationed in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1890, he returned to Pittsburgh to become general manager and secretary of the newly formed Lockhart Iron and Steel Company, organized by Mr. Lockhart. He later became president. In 1895? he married the late Jennie Hastings and in 1897 married Mrs. Ella Porter Gillespie, who died in 1928. He was survived by six children, Mrs. Ernest H. McKinley of Pittsburg, Mrs. John S. Scully Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, Miss Eleanor D. Gillespie at home, Mrs. Theodore M. Tonnele of Mt. Clair, New Jersey, T.J. Gillespie Jr. and John Porter Gillespie of Pittsburgh. Interment would be in the Homewood cemetery.

Change Date: 17 MAY 2000

Andrew Gillespie b: 1820 in Belfast, Ireland
Jane Reid b: ABT 1829 in Ireland

Marriage 1
Ellen Frances Porter b: 10 DEC 1862 in Illinois

The Monmouth Review of 29 January 1897 reported that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Hill in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ella Porter Hanna and T.J. Gillespie of Pittsburg occurred at 4 o'clock the day before. Reverend T.H. Hanna, Jr. of Steubenville, Ohio performed the ceremney. The event was to have taken place the next month in Chicago, but owing to the critical illness of a daughter of Mr. Gillespie, it was performed yesterday. The relatives in Monmuth did not know of the change of plan until infomed of it by wire the day before at noon. Mr. Gillespie is the secretary of Lockert Steel and Iron company of Pittsburg and that city would be their home. Mrs. Gillespie had a great many friends in Monmouth who wish for her and her husband every happiness.

Pittsburgh Press Thur., Jan. 28, 1897
marriage Licenses
Thomas J. Gillespie, Pittsburg
Ella P. Hanna, Illinois


  1. Has childrenJohn Porter Gillespie b: 4 FEB 1899 in Pittsburg, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania


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