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Raymond G. Gillette 

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Robert Volney Gillette
12/1853 - 1953

Ida Davidson
1862 - 1962
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Raymond G. Gillette
5/1887 - 1987
(Shown at age 32)
Raymond G. Gillette was born on an unknown day in May 1887 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.

Census1/1/1900 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 12 yrs old 
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) 22 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. 
Census1/6/1920 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 32 yrs old 
Recorded as family #3308: Ida Gillette (age 58), Ray Gillette (son, age 32) and Florence Morrey (boarder, age 61). Ida and Florence are widows. All three can read and write. Ida was born in Iowa, her father in Ohio and mother Iowa. Ray was born in Ohio, his father in PA. Florence and her parents were born in Iowa. Ray is employed as a carpenter in a shop. They are renting their home.
Next door is Frank Gillette (age 38) and his wife Helen (age 29) and their children Alice (7), Bernice (5), Bernard (4) and Florence (2). Frank is a painter and they own their home. Frank was born in Iowa, his father in PA and mother in Iowa. 

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2 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
8 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
10 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
13 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.
13 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
14 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
15 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
16 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
17 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
19 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
19 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
19 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
25 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
26 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
27 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
36 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
36 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
37 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
39 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
40 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
41 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
49 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
51 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
59 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
60 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
64 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
65 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
70 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.
73 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
75 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
78 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
84 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
87 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
88 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
92 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
94 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
99 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
21 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
25 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
26 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
30 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.
32 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
51 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
52 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
54 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.
63 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
68 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
73 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
76 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
82 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.
83 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.
90 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
97 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
22 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
23 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.
40 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
42 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
43 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
45 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
46 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!
47 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.
47 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
48 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
52 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
56 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.
57 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
58 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
67 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.
75 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
79 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
80 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.
84 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
85 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
86 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
90 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
94 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
100 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
100 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
22 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
27 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.
30 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
32 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
33 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.
51 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
52 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.
58 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Ray and Guy Gillette
Ray and Guy Gillette

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