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Harold Edwin "Kelly" Gillette
Birth: Jul. 27, 1914
Tioga County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1975
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Although Harold was born in Nichols, Tioga, NY the family moved to Greene, Chenango, NY in 1916 where Harold's father Ralph Byron Gillette and uncle Oscar Raymond Gillette had bought the movie theater. Within the first few years Ralph bought out his brother and ran the theater until soon after the untimely death of his wife in 1933.

Before entering the U.S. Army Harold bought a one room school house which had closed in 1941. After closing, the school and equipment were sold at auction to Ivan Gilliand for $125.00. In 1942 Mr. Gilliand sold the school to Harold who later took it down and with the lumber built a small house on the east side of North Chenango Street.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army 19 Apr 1943 from Binghamton, Broome, NY; Army serial number 32935371

He married first Hazel E. Sampson 30 May 1933, the marriage was annulled 5 Oct 1946, probably in Greene.
He married second Joanne Marie Torrey. This marriage was annulled on 16 Dec 1947 when Harold found out he had a child in Germany.
He married last Margot Helene Schneider 17 Apr 1948 in the Village of Greene, Chenango, NY.
All of Harold's children were born to he and Margot; Luella "Lolly", William "Buzz", Harold "Dee Dee", Susan, Kathy, Norman "Bub" and Patricia "Patty" Gillette.

When Harold lived in Concord he owned and operated Kelly's Signs and also worked for the Naval Weapons Station at Port Chicago.

Contra Costa Times

"Harold E. Gillette, Jan 12, 1975 in Walnut Creek. A native of New York, aged 60 years.

A painter with the Concord Naval Weapons Station for 8 years. He was a resident of Concord the past 14 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margot of Concord; sons William, Harold and Norman all of Concord; daughters Luella Moffitt, Susan Gerami, Kathy Noel and Patricia Gillette, all of Concord; a brother Norman of New York; sisters Luella Ingraham and Florence Troy both of New York, also survived by six grandchildren."

Grandchildren at the time of his death were Tina, Kelly and Shane Gillette, Jamie and Robert Moffitt and Kerry Noel. 
Family links: 
  Ralph Byron Gillette (1887 - 1971)
  Anna May Smith Gillette (1885 - 1933)
  Hazel E. Sampson Dietrich (1913 - 2000)
  Joanna Marie Torrey McDonald (1928 - 2011)
  Margot Helene Schneider Gillette (1926 - 2000)
  Margrid Anne Luella Schneider Gillette Wallin (1946 - 2008)*
  Norman Edward Gillette (1960 - 2014)*
  Charles Kenneth Gillette (1904 - 1960)*
  Luella Mae Gillette Ingraham (1905 - 1984)*
  Reginald Augustus Gillette (1906 - 1967)*
  Florence Arletta Gillette Troy (1910 - 1985)*
  Harold Edwin Gillette (1914 - 1975)
  Norman Everette Gillette (1916 - 1984)*
  Byron Leroy Gillette (1917 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Memory Gardens Cemetery
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Plot: Lords Prayer Section, Plot 271 Grave 10
Created by: Eileen
Record added: Apr 19, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5000560
Harold Edwin Kelly Gillette
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Harold Edwin Kelly Gillette
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Harold Edwin Kelly Gillette
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Grandpa, I miss you so much. I think of you often and know you are always with me, helping to guide me. Thank you for bringing Dave to talk to me...loving you forever..Your first grandchild, Jamie
- Jamie Tracey
 Added: Aug. 20, 2015
I miss you more then ever Dad..these are not poppies ..but they're orange..and the closest this site has to choose from..
- Patricia Gillette
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Happy Father's Day to the Father-In-Law I never had the fortune to meet, none the less I love you and miss you and have learned so much about you through your correspondence and our family. Rest in peace you are always remembered.
- Eileen
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
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