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Ida  Davidson 



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Ida Davidson
1862 - 1962
(Shown at age 33)
Ida Davidson was born about 1862 in an unknown place and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

She divorced her first husband, Robert Gillette, and was married to her second husband, John Lane, by 1910.

Census1/1/1900 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 38 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) 48 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  51 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) 58 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. 
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1962 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 100 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Ida Davidson.  The grave of Ida F. Lane is located in Prospect Hill Cemetery, plot/lot 646. Edmund Lane is buried in plot/lot 428. Birth and death dates are not known. 

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3 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
7 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
15 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
17 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
27 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
33 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
35 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
38 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
38 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.
39 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
40 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
41 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
42 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
44 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
44 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
44 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
50 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
51 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
52 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
61 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
61 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
62 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
64 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
65 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
66 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
74 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
76 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
84 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
85 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
89 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
90 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
95 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.
98 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
100 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
20 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
23 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
46 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
50 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
51 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
55 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.
57 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
76 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
77 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
79 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.
88 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
93 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
98 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
1 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
3 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
6 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
13 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
14 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
47 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
48 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.
65 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
67 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
68 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
70 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
71 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!
72 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
72 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.
73 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
77 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
81 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.
82 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
83 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
92 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.
100 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
47 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
52 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.
55 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
57 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
58 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.
76 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
77 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.
83 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Ida Koser
Robert and Ida Gillette
Robert and Ida Gillette
Grandma Gillette with ??
Grandma Gillette with ??
Oma with her Mother and Grandmother
Oma with her Mother and Grandmother

Robert Gillette
Born on an unknown day in December 1853 and died about 1953
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The Children of Ida Davidson

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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