Large panorama photo was taken June 5 1931 in Portland. Frank Gillette is the 8th man from the right in the front row. Also included is a scanned image just of Frank in that photo.
Large panorama photo was taken June 5 1931 in Portland. Frank Gillette is the 8th man from the right in the front row. Also included is a scanned image just of Frank in that photo.
Dec 31, 1935 Tue.- little sunshine: Ray Fliker’s funeral was held this a.m. Cramer patrons meeting held today I had to wait for a table at same.
Dec 30. Mon. - heavy rains. worked in office all day. Bob and I finished the glue jobs on radio cabinet this evening.
Dec 29, Sun- Cloudy and rains . Stayed home all day and worked on my radio cabinet.
Dec 28, Sat - Cloudy and rains: Ray Ficker died this a.m. as result of auto accident last night. Dad Hart returned home this a.m. with barbonniam? on truck line.
Dec 27, Fri.- Cloudy and foggy. Worked in office all day. Worked on John Haslin’s radio this evening. Worked on radio equipment this evening.
Dec 26, Thurs.- Cloudy and rain. Worked in the office all day. Did some work on my new radio cabinet this evening.
Dec 25, Wed - Xmas Day, Cloudy and rain. Jean had a fun time with her new U.P. train set.
Dec 24, Tues.- went out and got a Xmas truths a.m. Wrote letter in afternoon. Kids opened presents this evening. Dite and Pauline brought Dad Hart down.
Dec. 23, Mon - Clear, cold today. Worked in the office all day. Received a request for Walt’s preares (illegible).
Dec 22, Sun.- Cold and clear. Bob and his girl Gennet? went to Vancouver today and brought Grandma Hart back. Irene and I went to Christmas program tonight.
Dec 21, Sat - Cold and clear. Worked in office all day. Had the brakes on car checked up. I cut out radio cabinet on T.B.’s jigsaw.
Dec 20 Fri - 26 degrees on porch this morning. Worked in office all day.
Dec 19 Thur. - Cold freezing weather this evening. Xmas presents arrived from Sears and Roebuck . Worked in office all day. Worked on radio cabinet this evening.
Dec 18, Wed - cool weather : worked in office all day. Bob, Irene, and I went into Silverton this evening evening as Irene wanted to do a little shopping.
Dec 17, Tues - Frosty weather. Worked in the office all day.
Dec 16 Mon. - Clear and cool. I went to Portland with Herman Schwab this morning on truck as we had a shipment going in. Got Irene a silver coffee ?? . got home at 5:30.
Dec 15, Sun -Cloudy and foggy. Stayed home all day. Irene made out an order of a list of Xmas things this afternoon.
Dec 14, Sat - Heavy fog. Took Mabel to Woodbury to meet the 8:55 a.m. train. Jean stayed home as she had a cold.
Dec 13 Friday - Worked in office all day. Also had crew labeling Took Mabel to the Palace theater this evening.
Dec 12, Thur. rains. worked in office all day. Bob and Irene met Mabel at train this evening. I fixed radio while they were away, so it played wonderful.
Dec 11. Wed. - Cloudy. Bob and I went to Salem to get some new cloth for our radio and we finished cabinet this evening.
Dec 10 Tue. - cloudy weather. worked in office all day. Had directors meeting this evening.
Dec 9 Mon. - cloudy and rains. Mr Henry Berning? a neighbor of ours was buried today.Bob and I were in Portland today. also called on on Mr. Dier and went to see show in Silverton on way home.
Dec 7, Sat. - Cloudy and rains. Worked in office all day. Bob and I went to Colton and seen Reene Nails. He paid us $25 on account.
Dec 6. Fri.- Cloudy and rains. Shipped out some goods to ?? illegible Paulson?? yesterday. And labeled 25 cases #2 today for Seattle today.
Dec 5. Thu.- rains and cool. Worked in warehouse awhile and then the office the balance of the day.
Dec 4. Wed. - Worked in office all day.
Dec 3 Tue. - Worked in office all day.
Dec 2 Mon. - cold morning. Worked in office most of the day.
Dec 1. 1935 Sun.- We stayed home all day.
Nov 30. 1935- Sat.- Not much doing in the afternoon.
Nov 29., Fri. - Wrote letters all afternoon as I had a lot of mail in today.
Nov 28. Thu.- (Thanksgiving )Nice weather left about 7:45 for Vancouver. Had dinner with Dad and Bessie and got home again about 5:45 p.m. Bob did not go with us.
Nov 27 Wed.- Nice weather worked in office all day. Went to Mt.Angel show in evening . Seen Shirley Temple in Curley Top also I assume lunch friesed??? were given out.
Nov. 26 Tues. - Worked in office all day. Bought a goose from Frank Magee for $1.77 for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Nov. 25 Mon.- Nice weather worked in office most of the day. Went to Silverton awhile and called Mr. Gates at the school about wood dyes etc.
Nov. 24 Sun. - Cloudy and cool. Bob and I called on Lindstrom. Mr. Potts and got our lumber tally sheets. Irene was not feeling very well this evening.
Nov. 23 Sat.- Nice weather:. Called in Mr. Weinwacht this a.m. and had him sign some checks. Irene and I went to town in evening to look for Lucky numbers on treasure hunt.
Nov. 22 Fri.- Warm rains worked in office all day. Sold 127 cases of choice cherries. Worked on radio cabinet awhile in evening.
Nov 21 Thu. - Nice weather. We finished shipping goods to dock for our N.Y. car also put up some goods for Paulus(?).
Nov. 20 Wed.- Clear weather but cool. I worked in office all day. Bob and Irene went to Silverton in afternoon.
Nov. 19, Tue.- Cold weather: John Hassler worked on heat element of the labeling machine. Bob and I worked on radio cabinet in evening.
Nov. 18, Mon.- Cold frosty weather this a.m. Worked in office all day.
Nov. 17, Sun.- Cloudy and warm. we stayed home all day and I varnished the kitchen floor.
Nov. 16, Sat.- Cloudy weather worked in office all day mailed out some new spot lists. Brought new oil painting at Silverton in evening.
Nov 15, Fri.- Rains today: Irene and I took Newton home this morning. Got new output . Transformer for Utah speaker. Worked in office all afternoon.
Nov. 14, Thur.- Finished warehouse work and worked in office rest of day. Had directors meeting this evening.
Nov. 13, Wed.- Nice weather worked in warehouse all day on King Kullen Company order.
Nov. 12, Tues.- Nice weather worked in warehouse all day. Bob and Newton went over to see if Roy Gardner was going to Los Angeles soon.
Nov.11, Mon.- Warmer weather . We stayed home all day.
Nov. 10 Sun.- Cool weather: We took Dad and Newton Hart home this morning and Newton came home with us. Seen Joan Crawford in “I live my life” in evening.
Nov 9, Sat - Worked in warehouse awhile today. Tested out speaker in evening but it did not work like the old one.
Nov 8, Fri.- Nice weather . Dad Hart and I were in Portland today bought a new 12 inch Utah speaker today.
Nov 7 Thu. -Worked in office all day.
Nov 6 , Wed.- Cool weather but not much business.
Nov. 3, Sun.- Cold weather. I worked on my radio awhile to day.
Nov 2. Sat.- Worked in office all morning.
Nov 1. Fri.- Cold weather worked in office all day.
Oct 31 Thu. - Light snow and freezing weather
Oct 30. Wed.- Freezing lightly. Today, John and Louis trucked sugar into warehouse. Byron and Ava warehouse this evening awhile.
Oct 29., Tues. - Cool weather worked in office all day. Had new window put in car door . Worked in Radio in evening.
Oct 28, Mon - Nice weather worked on new radio until util 11 p.m. this evening.
Oct 27, Sun. - Cloudy, we went to show in Silverton in evening.
Oct 26, Sat.- nice weather into a little rain. Worked in office all morning. Bob and I went to Portland also had supper at Bessies.
Oct 25, Fri.- Nice weather but light showers . Mr. Batly.S.P. Exta agent was up to house and worked W6MEU in evening.
Oct 24. Thu. - Nice weather Irene and Bob have been Ralstoning illegible?? the front room and dining room.
Oct 15 - Tues. Worked in office all day.
Oct 14, Mon. - Showers of rain . Worked in office all day. Had directors meeting in evening.
Oct 13, Sun Cloudy and rains. We went to Silverton and seen the show “Laddy” in the afternoon.
Oct. 12 Sat - Rains worked in warehouse on labeling machine and got it working very good.
Oct 11, Fri- Cloudy. Irene went down to Salem with Bob and Jean and took treatment from Dr. Lynch in a.m. We labeled 100 cases in afternoon.
Oct 10 Thur.- Worked in office all day. Bob hauled 1/2 some of gravel this afternoon on our driveway with Schwab’s little truck.
Oct 9, Wed. - worked in office all day.
Oct 8, Tues. - Nice weather worked in office all morning we went to Portland to see Johnson Lieber Co after dinner also called on Bessy.
Oct 7, Mon. - Nice weather: Worked in office all day writing letters etc. Also went out to Weinachts.
Oct 6, Sun.- Cloudy: Stayed home all. Irene, Jean and I went to see show at Silverton in evening “Top Hat”.
Oct 5, Sat. 5- Nice weather and cool . Worked in office all day. Mr. Mickle and Mr. anderson of the S.P. co. called. Went to Silverton in the evening.
Oct 4. Fri. - Light Rain. Worked in office all day, we got out new spot lists.
Oct 3, Thur.- Worked in office all day there was a lot of work. Got out prune growers picking money checks (note hand writing hard to decipher)
Oct 2, Wed.- Windy weather . Le Doux worked on car again today. Car runs much better since put on rubber mountings.
Oct 1,1935 Tues. Nice weather Had Le Doux works in car putting on rubber mounting etc.
Sep 30, 1935 Mon- Got up early and drove home. We went to Salem in a.m. and Irene called on Dr. Lynch for a treatment. Worked in office all afternoon.
Sep 29, Sun- nice weather; We got up early and went to Vancouver Washington . Visit with Irvan at the cannery today. We stayed at the folks all nite.
Sep 28, Sat- nice weather; We finished Krasue order with labeling machine today. Nr. Weimacht and I went to Thomas place. Went to see Laurel and Hardy movie.
Sep 27, Fri- very busy today canning prunes and had a lot of trouble making the burt labeling machine work.
Sep 26, Thu- canned prunes with one shift today. Labeling machine not very good so far.
Sep 25, Wed- Still canning prunes with 2 shifts. Tested label machine, but it did not work so good.
Sep 24, Tue- canned prunes
Sep 23, Mon- Canned prunes again this afternoon and awhile in evening.
Sep 22, Sun- nice weather; started up at 10 a.m. and canned prunes again until about 11 p.m.
Sep 21, Sat- Lots of prunes coming in today.
Sep 20, Fri - nice weather; prunes
Sep 19, Thu- canned prunes
Sep 18, Wed- prunes run about 17 hours.
Sep 17, Tue- prunes
Sep 16, Mon- canned prunes
Sep 15, Sun- high wind but little rain.
Sep 14,Sat- Rained all night therefor these were no prunes bought in today got done abount 5 pm.
Sep 13, Fri- Prunes came in good today, We run second shift until about 11:30p.m. Bob and I got home about 1 p.m.
Sep 12, Thu- nice weather; Prunes coming in good canned with a second shift today. Bought this new pen.
Sep 11, Wed- nice weather; Canned prunes until 11pm. today quality very good.
Sep 10, Tue- nice weather; We canned prunes about 6 hours today.
Sep 9, Mon- Nice weather, but a little hot; We received first prunes of season this evening.
Sep 8, Sun- Nice weather; Mr Lauby and I called on Mr Delano and also looked at prunes in White Orchard. We seen the Mississippi Show.
Sep 7, Sat- Worked in office most of day. Called on VR Heinz and O.B Hesean in afternoon. It was pretty hot weather today.
Sep 6, Fri - nice weather; worked in office all day. We went to see Will Rogers picture “Steamboat Round the Bend” . Sure was good.
Sep 5, Thu- nice weather; attended prune canners meeting at Salem. Bob went to a show also had Ford rattles fixed. We went to Vancouver in evening and got Irene and Jean.
Sep 4, Wed.- nice weather; Bob and I went out looking at prune orchards in evening.
Sep 3, Tue- nice weather; Bob took his girl to the fair this evening and I stayed home.
Sep 2, Mon- worked in office most of day. Was out in country looking at prune orchards in evening.
Sep 1, 1935- Sun- Got up early and took Irene, Jean and Bessy to Vancouver. I came down to see Nails Bro’s on way home and Irene and Jean stayed at Vancouver.
1920 Census in Kearney Nebraska then 1930 Census for Frank W Gillette, Irene, Bob, Jean and Joyce in Mt. Angel Oregon
Frank's occupation was listed as processor in the cannery business. It lists his wife Irene, children Robert, Jean, and Joyce. They rented their house for $15 a month. The house next door belonged to the Nicholas and Mary Lauby family and their 5 children Veronica, Anna, Anthony, Elizabeth and Joseph. As told by Jean Gillette Grant later in life, Joe Lauby was her best friend growing up and her brother was friends with Tony Lauby all were the same age.
Frank is listed as a Taxi driver for a cab company and family lives at 724 E 26th street in Kearney Nebraska. His son Robert was listed as 10 months old and born in Chicago Illinois in February of 1919. Census was taken in
The Gillette's are listed approximately in the bottom fourth of the page. Ernest as head of household was age 46 and wife Emma was 47. Frank had listed the initial D as middle name, but in other documents his middle name is White (his mother's maiden name) and the age 13. However, Frank was born August 5, 1895. That would have made him 14 at the time of the census in April of 1910.
Ernest and Emma were both born in Pennsylvania as were their parents, while Frank was born in Missouri. They were living in Kearney Nebraska at the time of the Census. The Gillette's had been married 19 years and together had only the one child. Ernest worked as a janitor at the court house.. They rented a home on Central Ave and lived next door to a county sheriff.
May 31, 1935 Fri- Cool weather; worked in office all day. Called on strawberry growers in evening. Bob went with me.
May 30, Thu- Dad Hart, Bessy, Dite, and Pauline were down here today in Dite’s new car and helped decorate Joyce’s grave. Then went to homestead.
May 29, Wed- Cool weather; Worked in office all day. Irene and I went to Silverton in evening to fix up cemetery lot.
May 28, Tues- Nice weather; Was feeling bum today, but stayed around office all day.
May 27, Mon- Nice weather; attended business mens lunch.
May 26- Sun- Nice weather; Took Peggy home. Called on Ira Cusick this a.m. Visited Earls awhile. Irene caught catfish out of boat. Came home about 6:30 p.m.
May 25, Sat; nice weather; worked in office all day.
May 24, Fri.- nice weather; worked in office all day. Joe Hassler and Joe Brown started to repair cannery and make. crates
May 21, Tues.- nice weather; write letters most of the day.
May 20, Mon.- nice weather; Worked around office all day.
May 19, Sun.- nice weather; Bob and I went up to Colton and chained off front line of our place.
May 18, Sat.- nice weather; Irene bought a pair of shoes the a.m.
May 17, Fri.- cloudy and some rain; Worked in office all day. Bob and Frank Slabe played at Elks club last nite in Salem.
May 16, Thu.- light showers; Mr Weimacht and Mr Zellner (?) were out inspecting wood today. Mr Salvester fixed up joint deed on our homestead today.
May 15, Wed.- nice weather; attended prune code meeting along with canners this afternoon.
May 14, Tues.- Cloudy; worked in office all day. Not much doing today.
May 13, Mon.- nice weather’ worked in office had directors meeting that was rather out of ordinary.
May 12, Sun- nice weather; We went up to Silver Creek Falls this afternoon.
May 11, Sat.- nice weather, but warm; We went to Silverton this evening to get my refigured (?) suit, but tailor was not in.
May 10, Fri.- Worked in office most of day. Looked over a couple of fruit orchards.
May 9, Thur.- nice weather;worked in office all day.
May 8, Wed - nice weather; Called on Mr. Culloughn, Weinmacht, Pickens and Wruble today . Note: transcriber unsure of spelling of names.
May 7, Tues - nice weather; Durham and Bales fellows were here today. Wampach also stopped in awhile. We went to Cole Maekberry. Dance program this evening.
May 6, Mon- nice weather; Called on Nails Bros. at sawmill on our place today. Called on Wampach and Weinmacht in evening.
May 5, Sun.- Nice weather; Called on Nails Bros. at saw mill on our place today. Called on Wampach and Weinmacht in evening.
May 4, Sat- Nice weather; Worked in office all day. Words in garden after supper.
May 3, Fri- Nice weather; Worked in office all day. Irene went with kids to salem in afternoon to county musical program.
May 2, Thur- Nice weather; Called on Phil Tuay and some loganberry growers this afternoon and evening.
May 1, 1935, Wed.- Nice weather worked in office all a.m. Took Irene to Portland and she bought here a coat from Olds, Wortman and King this afternoon. Called on loganberry growers in evening.
Apr 30, 1935, Tue- Cloudy; Got out spot lists and mailed them. Called on some loganberry growers this evening.
Apr 29, Mon- Cloudy; Worked in office all day getting out label sample books for brokers.
Apr 28, Sun- Nice weather; We stayed home all day. Bob, Chuck, Delores and Cottsie (?) went for a picnic at silver falls Park.
Apr 27, Sat - Nice weather; Took mortgage papers back to recorders office to get them changed. Irene and I went to Silverton in the evening.
Apr 26, Fri - Nice weather; Worked in office all day. Irene, Peggy and Jean went to Salem with me in evening seen capitol fire and I went to Prune meeting.
Apr 25, Thu- Nice weather; Worked in office most of day. Capital of Oregon building burned down. (link: http://www.salemhistory.net/brief_history/capitol_fire_1935.htm)
Apr 24, Wed. - Nice weather; Worked in office all day. Mr Walenmark (?) and bank attorney were here. Also called on May McCullogh and Bernt (?).
Apr. 23, Tue - Cloudy; We had a directors meeting last night. Got out preferred stockholder letters and new agreement today. Went to Silverton to see Palace Theater fire.
April 22, Mon - Rained all day; Took mother Hart to Portland, she got her new glasses from Dr. Frazer. Peggy got her a new suit at Montgomery Wards. I called on Ed Gross and came home.
Apr 21, Sun - Rain; Called on Knaggs and then Nails then we went to Vancouver and stayed all night. The boys were there fixing kitchen.
Apr. 20, Sat - Cloudy and cool; Got Weimacht to sign up checks today.
Apr. 19, Fri- Nice weather; attended Loganberry code meeting. Roy Lux took John Rainge (?) and I to dinner.
Apr. 18, Thu - Cloudy and cool; Mr Zellner, Mr Wamperch and I finally got Mr Weimacht to sign up mortgage papers for cannery loan this afternoon.
Apr. 17, Wed- Worked in office all day. Chaff and I took his radio to Wierners radio shop this evening.
Apr. 16, Tue.- Worked in office all day/ Phaff and I worked on his radio again this evening.
Apr. 15, Mon. Raining today; Worked in office all day. Worked on Phaff’s radio in evening but blew it out pretty bad. [NOTE JEAN ELOISE GILLETTE'S 9TH BIRTHDAY]
Apr. 14 Sun- Stayed around the house all day.
Apr 13, Sat - Nice weather; Weimacht advised attorney Harris not to send out preferred stockholders notice. I called on Spears (?) in afternoon.
Apr 12, Fri. - Had Directors meeting then they met with a few preferred stockholders in warehouse to see if they could get stock for $40 a share.
Apr 9, Tue- Nice weather; worked in office.
Apr 8, Mon- Cloudy and Rains; Had preferred stockholders meeting but it did not turn out very good.
Apr 7, Sun.- Cloudy and cool; We went to Vancouver and Peggy came back with us this evening. (Note Peggy is Margaret Hart, Irene’s sister. She was born in May 26, 1916 so would be 18 at the time soon to turn 19)
Apr 6, Sat- Nice weather. Worked in office all day.
Apr 5, Fri- Cool and Rains; Worked in cannery all day. Irene and I went to Silverton this afternoon to get some flowers for little boys funeral.
Apr 4 Thu.- Cloudy and light rains; Called on Mr. Hubbs of Hawkins and Roberts in Salem about a bond. Frank Lhaffs ? little baby Jerry died this afternoon by shocking to deaths
Apr 3, Wed.- Cloudy and light rain; City gravelled cannery street today with railroad gravel.
Apr 2 - Tues- Nice weather; Worked in office all day.
April 1, 1935. Mon.- Cloudy: We received word that two car loads of gravel were here for the cannery street.
Mar 31,1935 Sun.- Cloudy and cool; Roy Gardner stayed here overnight.
Mar 30, Sat.- nice weather; Silverton boys had a bike race from here to Silverton today. Roy Gardner and Bob were out together to night.
Mar 29, Fri.- Nice weather; Was out to Warmpackers (?) about signing Stock certificates. T.B Enders was up awhile in the evening.
Mar 28, Thu.- Real nice weather; I attended logan berry code meeting in Salem today.
Mar. 27, Wed.- Real nice day; Mailed notices of preferred stockholders meeting.
Mar 26, Tues. - Rains and wind; worked in office all day. Irene and I went to Palace in evening . See Shirley Temple in the Little Colonel.
Mar 25. Cold windy; Had a special directors meeting and old Weimacht tried to our salary.
Mar 24, Sun - Heavy storm with lots winds and rain; We stayed home all day.
Mar. 23, Sat.- Cold and rains ; worked in office all day.
Mar 22, Fri.- High winds and rain’ worked in office all day. Irene was sick all day with one of her old troubles. Readmits of S.P Co. (? Southern Pacific Railroad?) called at cannery about road.
Mar 21, Thu. Cloudy: Mr Weimacht and I went to Salem to see Campbell of the State Accident Commission in the afternoon.
Mar 20, Wed.- Stormy and Showers; Bob and Frank Lauby(?) went to Silverton to arrange for a program.
Mar 19, Tue.- cloudy and windy; Mr. Weinmacht and I called on Mr. Max Geylen in Salem.
Mar 18, Mon.- cloudy and rain ; worked in office all day getting out spot lists to the trade.
Mar 17, Sun.-cloudy heavy rains with some sunshine. We took Dad and Bessie home today and got home at 5 p.m.
Mar. 16 Sat.- nice weather; worked in office all day. Bob went to Portland after he took his lesson with Ebner boy.
Mar 15, Fri.- Cloudy and rainy: worked in office invoicing orders today. took Dad Bessie and Irene over to Newborn to visit Bennett in the evening.
Mar 14. Thu.- Cloudy and windy; worked in office all day. Attended Bankers (or backers) banquet at Hotel in evening.
Mar. 13, Wed.- Nice weather: Attended loganberry code meeting at Salem. Dad Hart and bob went over with me.
Mar. 12 Tue.- Cloudy and rain; Worked in office all day invoicing goods etc.
Mar. 11, Mon.- Real nice weather. Had Dr. Frazer fit my new glasses this morning. Seen U.S. Morden 352 leave Portland. Dad and bessie came home with us.
Mar 10, Sun.- Real nice weather; We went up Vancouver in afternoon and stayed all night. Bob was away with Chuck Exner when we left.
Mar 9. Sat.-Cloudy and cool; Mr Weimacht was in a while. We went to see W C Felds show at Palace in Evening.
Mar 8, Fri.- Cloudy and cool: Worked in office all day. Irene was feeling a little better today. Bob went to the Palace show this evening.
Mar 7. Thu. - Cloudy and cool: We completed our New York shipment this a.m. Mr. Felt of U.S. warehouse was here again this afternoon.
Mar. 6, Wed.- Cloudy and cool worked in warehouse all day labeling up N>Y> orders. Irene was sick with bad cold.
Mar. 5, Tues.- Cloudy and Rains: Worked in warehouse this afternoon. Joe Hassler and I went out to North House (?) studub (illegible) meeting this evening.
Mar 4, Mon.- cloudy and cool: Worked in office all day. Had directors meeting this evening.
Mar 3, Sun - Cloudy and cooler: worked in office all day.
Mar 2, Sat - Nice weather: Mr. Wallach and I ate dinner at Hotel today and then I took him to Salem.
Mar 1, 1935 Fri.- Nice weather: Mr Wallach was here today about an augment for our new loan.
Feb 28, Thu.- Cloudy . Worked in office all day. Paid up Jack and Esksone and John Smith today in full.
Feb 27, Wed.- Cloudy weather. Joe and wife went home after dinner. Irene, Bob, Jean and I went to Portland and then to Vancouver to visit a while.
Feb 26, Tues.- Cloudy weather . Joe Werner and wife came today and Joe paid me $35, he owed us since 1925.
Feb 25, Mon.- Worked in office all day it was pretty cool this morning.
Feb 24, Sun.- Nice weather: We got up to Knagg’s about 11 a.m. Clark and I called on Nails and went up new plank road. Had dinner and canned some. Seen Shirley Temple in “Little Miss Marker”
Feb 23 Nice weather: Mr. Potts and Bates from Colton called on me in morning. Seen Mr Weimachart at noon.
Feb 22, Fri.- Cloudy and rains. Le Doux and I worked in warehouse getting out blackberry (type of berry is illegible). Irene, Jean, and I seen Mae West picture “Belle of the Nineties”.
Feb 21, Thu. - Cloudy and light rains was busy in office most of the day.
Feb 20, Wed., Cloudy and some rain. Wiemachter and I called a Geo Smith at Stanton in afternoon. Irene and I seen the show “Happy News Ahead” at Gen. in evening.
Feb 19, Tues. - Nice weather . Worked in office all day.
Feb 18, Mon.- Nice weather: Went to Salem in afternoon called on George Paulus also called on Mr. Nibler at Woodbury.
Feb 17, Sun. Cloudy Took Peggy home and came home about 5:30 p.m. Bob went to show in evening and we stayed home. Went to Weimachts in evening.
Feb. 16, Sat.- Not much rain . worked in office all day. Went out to Weimachts in afternoon.
First entry for 1935
Final land deed for the homestead property in Colton Oregon, signed April 1, 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge.
Tried to capture map and satellite view of the location of Gillette homestead. It is not located where the 2015 road identified as Gillette now named. In picture below there is a small purple icon place approximately where the S Engstrom Road is close to Mill Creek. The land was two 40 acre parcels that encompassed both a portion of Engstrom road and to the south the north-heading spur road off of Schieffer and Jackson Creek Road. They had building my cousin remembers visiting at top of hill to south and then rebuilt another building to north on ground closer to Mill Creek. The bottom map is higher view that shows site in relation to larger geographic area.
This photo was taken as a studio portrait and then colorized. Joyce believes the photo was sent to her Grandmother Daisy Eloise "Bessie" Mallory Hart. I decided to post this photo today on Mother's Day 2015 to honor my lovely mother Jean Eloise Gillette Grant. She was always so kind and a calm person A true loving and supportive person.
This photo passed to her grandmother ended up in a cousin's photo box that was just about ready to be tossed as she was downsizing and cleaning her house Neither my sister nor I had ever seen this photo. It was wonderful that we were able to retrieve it.
These entries are from the family diaries or calendar of Irene Hart Gillette and Frank White Gillette. Irene and Frank were the parents of Jean Eloise Gillette Grant. The notebooks date first from Frank's entries in 1935 to Franks final entry weeks before he died in September of 1977.
I'm the grand-daughter of Frank White Gillette and Rosalie Irene Hart