Gilroy Road

Gilroy Road sign 2014

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Gilroy Road located at 5 mile, across from the old Willow Point Store, was named after the John Gilroy family.  John, his wife Flora and their two sons Alan and John Jr. moved from Lanark, Scotland to Willow Point in 1911. They built a house and had an apple orchard at the top of what is now Gilroy Road.

The Gilroy Family on the steps of their house on Gilroy Rd. (early 1900's) - Flora and John Gilroy and their two sons Alan (left) who persued a carreer in banking and lived to a ripe old age and John Jr. who was tragically killed in a road accident at age 34 in Chicago - Mags Watkins collection

The Gilroy Family on the steps of their house on Gilroy Rd. (early 1900’s) – Flora and John Gilroy and their two sons Alan (left) who persued a carreer in banking and lived to a ripe old age and John Jr. who was tragically killed in a road accident at age 34 in Chicago – Mags Watkins collection

A winter shot of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd. - Mags Watkins collection

A winter shot of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd. – Mags Watkins collection

A summer shot of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd. - Mags Watkins collection

A summer shot of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd. – Mags Watkins collection

The Gilroys-John Jr, John, Alan and Flora-the two boys in their kilts which apparently they wore to Duhamel School! early 1900's - Mags Watkins collection

The Gilroys-John Jr, John, Alan and Flora-the two boys in their kilts which apparently they wore to Duhamel School! early 1900’s – Mags Watkins collection

Alan and John Jr. on the steps of the  Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd.-early 1900's-Mags Watkins collection

Alan and John Jr. on the steps of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd.-early 1900’s-Mags Watkins collection

Flora, Alan and John Jr. on the steps of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd. - Mags Watkins collection

Flora, Alan and John Jr. on the steps of the Gilroy house on Gilroy Rd. – Mags Watkins collection

John and Flora Gilroy (seated), eldest son Alan (standing) and Alan's daughter Jane seated on John's lap - Mags Watkins collection

John and Flora Gilroy (seated), eldest son Alan (standing) and Alan’s daughter Jane seated on John’s lap – Mags Watkins collection

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