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Frank E. Gillette 

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Robert V. Gillette
1853 - 1953

Ida Davidson
1862 - 1962
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Frank E. Gillette
2/1880 - 1980
(Shown at age 40)
Frank E. Gillette was born on an unknown day in February 1880 somewhere in Iowa and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 99 years old.

Records
Census1/1/1900 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 19 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Frank 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. 
Census4/20/1910 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 30 yrs old 
Recorded as family #151: John Lane (age 47), Ida Lane (wife, age 47), Frank G. Gillette (step son, age 27), Raymond G. (step son, age 22), Ora Davidson (sister-in-law, age 23), Bernitea Davidson (nephew, age 10 months). John and his parents were born in New York and he is employed as a house painter. Ida was born in Iowa, her father in NY and mother in Iowa. Frank was born in Iowa, his father in NY and mother in Iowa and he is employed as a laborer doing odd jobs. Raymond was born in MI, his father in NY and mother in Iowa and he is a laborer for gas works. Everyone can read and write except Ora and her son. 
Marriage3/7/1913 Pottawattamie ID  33 yrs old 
F.E. Gillett and Helen Whitehair are marred in Pottawattamie, Iowa on March 7, 1913. Both are residents of Omaha, Nebraska. Helen says she is 20 years old (which means she was born about 1893), her parents are Alice Harris and James Whitehair, and that she was born in West Virgina (??). F.E. says he is 31 years old, born in Iowa, and that his parents are R.V. Gillett and Ida Davidson. Frank says he is a painter. 
Census1/6/1920 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 39 yrs old 
Recorded as family #3318: Frank Gillette (age 38), Helen (wife, age 25), Alice (daughter, age 7), Bernice (daughter, 5), Leonard (son, 4 yrs, 7 months), and Florence (daughter, 2 years, 1 month). Frank and Helen own their home and both can ready and write. The two oldest children have been attending school. Frank and his mother were born in Iowa and his father in Pennsylvania. Helen was born in West Virginia and both of her parents were born in Virginia. All of the children were born in Nebraska. Frank is employed as a house painter. Ida Gillette, her son Ray, and a 61 year old boarder, Florence Morsey, live in the next house.  
Census4/7/1930 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 50 yrs old 
Recorded as family #3318: Fred Gillette (age 49), Helen (wife, age 34), Bernice (daughter, age 16), Leonard (son, 14), Florence (daughter, 12), Hazel (daughter, 9), Edith (daughter, 5), Frankie L (son, age 3 yrs and 5 months), and Ruth (daughter, age 1 yr and 5 months). Fred owns his own home and estimates its value to be $1,500. He and Helen were 18 and 22 when they were first married. The children 14 years old through 5 years old have been attending school. All of the children were born in Nebraska. Frank and his father were born in Iowa, his mother in Ohio. Helen and her mother were born in West Virginia and her father was born in the United States. Everyone 9 years old and up can read and write. Frank and Helen are employed as a Propritor. Fred as a painter and paper hanger and Helen as an Ice Station owner. They do not live on a farm.  

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9 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
15 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
17 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
20 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.
20 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
21 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
22 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
23 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
24 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
26 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
26 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
26 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
32 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
33 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
34 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
43 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
43 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
44 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
46 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
47 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
48 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
56 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
58 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
66 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
67 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
71 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
72 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
77 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
80 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
82 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
85 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
91 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
94 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
95 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
99 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
AgeDateEvent
2 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
5 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
28 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
32 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
33 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
37 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.
39 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
58 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
59 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
61 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.
70 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
75 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
80 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
83 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
89 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
90 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
97 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
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29 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
30 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.
47 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
49 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
50 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
52 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
53 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!
54 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.
54 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
55 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
59 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
63 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.
64 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
65 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
74 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
82 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
86 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
87 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
91 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
92 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
93 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
97 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
AgeDateEvent
29 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
34 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.
37 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
39 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
40 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.
58 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
59 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.
65 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.


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Hilma Whitehair
Born about 1896 and died about 1996
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