C. V. GILLIS, Kane, was born in Ridgway, Penn., in 1841, a son of James L. Gillis, a former citizen of that
town. Our subject was given good educational advantages, graduating from White Hall Academy, Harrisburg, in 1859.
He then removed to Nebraska, remaining there until 1862, when he went south, and during the Civil war was captain's
clerk on a war vessel. In 1864 he returned to Elk county. In 1868 he was elected treasurer of his county, serving
two years, and the following term filled the office of deputy. He was subsequently engaged in mercantile business
until 1876, when he removed to Kane and opened a drug store. which he carried on until 1888, when he sold his interest
in that business. Mr. Gillis is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 566, F. & A. M.; E]k Chapter, No. 230, R. A. M.;
Knapp Commandery, No. 40, K. T., and (Jaidwell Consistory, of Bloomsburg. He. is past master, past high priest,
past thrice illustrious grand master, and past commander, not by dispensation, but by service. He takes an active
interest in all local matters, casting his suffrage with the Democratic party. Mr. Gillis was married in 1864 to
Anna Overholzer, of Harrisburg.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
McKean County, PA Biographies
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