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Filloon (Roy Alvin) Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Historical Background
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roy Alvin Filloon Collection
    Date: 1907-1956
    Collection Number: Ms92
    Location: Erickson Vault
    Extent: 0.5 linear feet
    Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    11793 North Micke Grove Road
    Lodi, CA 95240
    Language of Material: Records written in English
    Abstract: This collection includes personal papers, hand-written volumes, and photographs related to the life of San Joaquin County resident Roy Alvin Filloon (1888-1969).

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Conditions of Use

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
    Preferred citation: [Item name], Roy Alvin Filloon Collection, Ms92, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

    Historical 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.

    Scope and Content

    Certificates, receipts, licenses, correspondence, service records, minute book, notebook, unpublished history, and photographs related to the life of Roy Alvin Filloon (1888-1969) and his family.

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    Names and Subjects

    Filloon, Edith Eta McLaren (1879-1911)
    Filloon, Ray Alvin (1888-1969)
    Filloon, Virginia Whitcomb Gibbs (1876-1967)
    San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History, Local.
    Stockton (Calif.)--History.