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Filloon (Roy Alvin) Collection
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Description
This collection includes personal papers, hand-written volumes, and photographs related to the life of San Joaquin County resident Roy Alvin Filloon (1888-1969).
Background
Roy Alvin Filloon was born in Sanger, California, in 1888. In 1910, he moved with his mother, father, and siblings to a vineyard the family had purchased near Atlanta, California. In that same year, he married Edith Etta McLaren, a local school teacher, only to see her die early the next year, two days after the birth of their first and only child, Alvin D'Vere Filloon. Ten years later, Filloon was married again, this time, to Virginia Whitcomb Gibbs, a nurse from the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally a farm laborer, Filloon also served in the U.S. Navy during the First World War. Afterward, he held jobs with the California Irrigation Company, the U.S. Railway Mail Service, and the U.S. War Department Army Engineers. Filloon died in Stockton in 1969.
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Restrictions
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment.