|DAVID B. GILLESPIE.|
David B. Gillespie, who is engaged in the undertaking
business in Cheyenne, conducts a most modern and well appointed
establishment of that character at Nos. 104 and 106 East Sixteenth
street. He is a native son of Pennsylvania, his birth having occurred
in Erie, that state, on the 6th of December, 1879. His parents,
William S. and Ellen M. Gillespie, have both passed away. The father
was a millwright by occupation and followed that trade throughout his
active business career to provide for the support of his family,
which numbered three sons and two daughters.
David B. Gillespie acquired his education in the Keystone state, pursuing his studies until he had completed the high school course by graduation. After putting aside his textbooks he turned his attention to the undertaking business and subsequently became a molder of gray iron, thoroughly learning the trade. Later, however, having determined to devote himself to the former line of activity, he entered the Barnes School of Anatomy and Sanitary Science of Embalming, from which he was graduated on the 16th of June, 1910. He then came west to Wyoming and took up his abode at Basin, where he was engaged in business as an undertaker for two and one-half years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Pennsylvania but at the end of eighteen months made his way to New Mexico. At the time of the explosion at Dawson, New Mexico, in 1913, he did valuable service in caring for the bodies of many who met death in the catastrophe. It was on the 25th of February, 1916, that he located in Cheyenne, where he has since remained, buying out the branch of the Gleason undertaking business in the fall of that year. His establishment is modern and up-to-date in every particular, with a handsome chapel, all necessary appointments and motor service, so that the patronage accorded him is well deserved.
On the 28th of August, 1900, Mr. Gillespie was united in marriage to Miss Ethel M. Ellis. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, the Knights of Ppeter_gordon.htmythias, The Maccabees and the Yeomen, all of which organizations find in him a worthy exemplar. He is widely recognized as a successful and representative business man of Cheyenne and is esteemed and respected as a public-spirited citizen whose interest in the state and its development is manifest in tangible ways.