THE STORY IS IN THE DETAILS
The 1910 census for West Virginia has H L Gillis, aged 74, widowed, occupation: labororer in woollen mill. Living with him is his single son, J A Gillis, aged 48 and a neice Mary Moss, aged 17. Other records show a Mrs H L Gillis who died in 1905, and was born approximately in 1849. A James Andrew Gillis (we assume the son) died in 1934.
There seem to be two Hamilton Lincoln Gillis, probably father and son. Can we tell which was Russell's associate?
One Hamilton L Gillis (if this is the right person) is in the 1880 census, aged 18. Born Mifflin, Penn in c. 1862, died Allegheny, Penn. 1917. In 1910 he is a court clerk. However, this man's father is James H Gillis, b. c.1833. Are you sure that H L Gillis of West Virginia is actually Hamilton L Gillis?
Well, I was. It's Bruce's research. But now I'm not certain.
In 1887 he lived in Preston County, West Virginia.
The only H. L.Gillis in Preston County WVa is Hamilton Lincoln.
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