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Robert V. Gillette
1853 - 1953
(Shown at age 42)
Robert V. Gillette was born about 1853 in an unknown place and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

Actual date of birth and death is unknown.
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Census1/1/1900 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 47 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Robert Gillette.  Recorded as dwelling #2043: Volley (or Nahney) Gillott (age 48, born 12/1853 in PA), Ida F. (age 38, born 11/1861 in Iowa), Frank E. (son, 20, 2/1880 in Iowa), Edith (daughter, 16, 7/1882 in Michigan), Guy (son, 14, 6/1885, Michigan), Ray Gillott (son, 13, 5/1887 in Indiana), and Ray Wilford (boarder, age 19, born 7/1881). Volly's parents were born in New York and Unknown. Ida's parents were born in Ohio and Iowa. Volly and Ida have been married for 27 years. Ida has given birth to 4 children and all are still living. Volly is a carpet weaver and his oldest son is a painting apprentice. The youngest son is attending school. 
Census4/16/1910 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 57 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Robert Gillette.  Family #85: Robert G. Gillette, age 56, is divorced and living alone. He speaks English and was born in PA. His father was born in New York and his mother in Canada. He can read and write and he is self-employed as a weaver.  
Census1/22/1920 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 67 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Robert Gillette.  Recorded as family #1518 1/2: Clyde L. Barrett (age 39), Lilly (wife, age 38), Frank (brother, age 30) and Robert V. Gilette (lodger, age 66). Frank is single and Robert is divorced. They are renting the home where they live. Robert was born in PA, his father and mother in NY. Clyde and Robert are working as rug cleaners from their own shop.  

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AgeDateEvent
3 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
6 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
12 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
16 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
24 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
26 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
36 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
42 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
44 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
47 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
47 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
48 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
49 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
50 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
51 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
53 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
53 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
53 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
59 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
60 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
61 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
70 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
70 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
71 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
73 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
74 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
75 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
83 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
85 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
93 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
94 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
98 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
99 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
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8 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
9 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
29 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
32 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
55 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
59 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
60 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
64 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
66 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
85 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
86 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
88 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
97 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
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2 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
7 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
9 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
10 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
12 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
15 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
22 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
23 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
56 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
57 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
74 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
76 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
77 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
79 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
80 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
81 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
81 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
82 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
86 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
90 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
91 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
92 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
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56 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
61 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
64 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
66 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
67 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
85 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
86 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
92 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Robert and Ida Gillette
Robert and Ida Gillette
Robert Gillette
Robert Gillette


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Ida Unknown
Born about 1862 and died about 1962
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The Children of Robert V. Gillette

40 years old
Frank E. Gillette
Born somewhere in Iowa on an unknown day in February 1880 and died in an unknown location about 1980. He was about 99 years old.

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21 years old
Edith Gillette
Born somewhere in Michigan on July 15, 1883 and died somewhere in Nebraska on December 9, 1918. She was 35 years old.

Died from the Flu during the 1918 flu epidemic, now commonly referred to as the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

Stories handed down through the generations say she was 1/2 Indian (1/2 French and 1/2 ...
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34 years old
Guy Gillette
Born somewhere in Michigan on an unknown day in June 1885 and died in an unknown location about 1985. He was about 99 years old.

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32 years old
Raymond G. Gillette
Born somewhere in Iowa on an unknown day in May 1887 and died in an unknown location about 1987. He was about 99 years old.

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