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Archie Roy Gillespie
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Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Archie Roy Gillespie was born in Black Springs, Arkansas on September 14, 1892 where he grew to manhood. He passed away suddenly on November 12, 1959 in Portales, New Mexico.

In 1912 with his mother and a brother and two sisters he moved to Roger Mills county and located near Dempsey.

He was married to Edna Pauline Harris January 28, 1917.

To this union were born four boys and three girls, Lonard of Artesia, New Mexico; Dale of Santa Clara, California; Delner of Socorro, New Mexico; Bennie Joe of Los Alamos, New Mexico; Mrs. Charlotte Burk of San Gabriel, California; Mrs. Theda Mae Rupe of Yucalpa, California; and Floutta Miller of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He leaves besides his wife, Pauline of Portales, New Mexico and his seven children, eleven grandchildren, a brother Thomas H. Gillespie of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Womble of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. All were present for the funeral.

The Gillespie's resided in and near Reydon when the children were small, farming east of Rankin. They also ran a produce business in Reydon. They left Reydon in 1937. He followed the carpenter's trade and was financial secretary of the Carpenter's local.

Burial in Portales Cemetery, Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.

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