Niagara County

1897 Biography - William M. Gillie

Gillie, William M., was born in Scotland in 1852, a son of John B. and Ann Jane Gillie, and came to America with his parents in 1854. He learned the blacksmith trade and was in that business for himself eleven years, when he branched out into the machinery business and finally formed the stock company of Gillie, Goddard & Co. They manufacture merry-go-rounds, bicycles, etc., and also have a foundry. Their trade extends all over this country, Canada, Mexico and other points such as Buenos Ayres, New Brunswick, etc. Mr. Gillie has been trustee of the village for two years and was re-elected in the spring of 1896. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the A. O. U. W. He married Mary Campbell, and their children are Harold, James, Agnes and Jean.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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