Luke P. Gillem Sr. was born in 1832 to Samuel & Ruth. He married and had children with Mary J Richmond. He died in 1899 from a tree falling on him near his home in Tennessee, and was buried in Nashville, Tennessee.
MILITARY, Civil War:
Obit from Findagrave.com:
OBITUARY NOTICES OF LUKE P. GILLEM: Gillem, L. P.: L. P. Gillem, Sr. -- Accidentally Killed by a Falling Tree. Bloomington. Jan. 30. -- This community was shocked today by receipt of the news that L. P. Gillem, Sr., living near here, had been killed by a tree falling on him. Mr. Gillem was in the woods cutting down a tree which in some unaccountable manner fell on him. Death resulted almost instantly. Mr. Gillem was a thorough gentleman and has been a prominent citizen wherever he has lived. He was about 65 years of age and leaves a large family--most of whom are grown. Several of his boys are in the army in Manila. Only two or three of the smaller children remain with Mr. Gillem. [Date: 2/2/1899, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Page 1]
Year: 1870; Census Place: District 11, Jackson, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1539; Page: 243B; Family History Library Film: 553038
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