Indiana McCaslins

James Madison (Matt) GilillandAge: 74 years18851959

Name
James Madison (Matt) Gililland
Birth January 13, 1885
Birth of a son
#1
James Marlin (Marlin) Gililland
August 31, 1907 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Newton Bernard [N B] Gililland
November 2, 1911 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3
William Jackson (Jack) Gililland
August 29, 1914 (Age 29 years)
Census 1920 (Age 34 years)
Census 1930 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childJames Marlin (Marlin) GilillandMary Eva VirdenView this family
November 2, 1935 (Age 50 years)

Marriage of a childNewton Bernard [N B] GilillandAddine HastingsView this family
March 6, 1936 (Age 51 years)

Death October 12, 1959 (Age 74 years)
Family with Wilhelmina (Willie) Craven Dyer - View this family
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wife
son
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Birth1920 US Federal Census
BirthWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
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On 12 Sep 1918, when 33-year-old James Madison Gililland registers for the WWI Draft, he states that he is living in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, that he was born 13 Jan 1885 and is white and a native born citizen. His occupation is undertaker for E B Black in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas. His nearest relative is his wife Willie C Gililland, of Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas. His description is medium height, slender build with brown eyes and black hair.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, 35-year-old Texas-born James M and his 35-year-old Texas-born wife Willie C [Dyer] Gililland have in their household their Texas-born children, 12-year-old James M, 8-year-old Newton B, 5-year-old Jack W [sic William Jackson] and 3-year 11-month old L Estelle. The family is living in a house on 6th Street that James owns, free of mortgage. James Sr is an undertaker for a furniture store. James Jr and Newton have attended school in the past year. Everyone except Jack and Estelle can read, write and speak English. James Sr's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Texas. Everyone else's parents were born in Texas.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, 45-year-old Texas-born Matt [sic James M] and his 40-year-old [sic] Texas-born wife Willie C [Dyer] Gililand [sic Gililland] were married when he was 22- and she was 21-years old. They have in their household their Texas-born children, 22-year-old Marlin [sic James M], 17-year-old Newton, 15-year-old Jack [sic William Jackson] and 14-year-old Estelle. The family is living in a house, valued at $3,000, on E 6th Street that James owns. He also owns a radio. Matt is an undertaker in a furniture store and Newton is a clerk in a drug store. Both have worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Matt has not served in the military. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Texas [sic].