Collection processed by Leigh Johnsen
2016 San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
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Roy Alvin Filloon Collection, 1907-1956

Collection number: Ms92

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Processed by:
Leigh Johnsen
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Leigh Johnsen
San Joaquin County Historical Society. All rights reserved.

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Certificates, receipts, licenses, correspondence, service records, minute book, notebook, unpublished history, and photographs related to the life of Roy Alvin Filloon (1888-1969) and his family.

Access Points

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.

Collection Contents

Folder 1

Certificates, Receipts, and Licenses 1908-1920

Folder 2

Correspondence 1919-1956

Folder 3

Military and Civil Service Records 1935-1949

Folder 4

Atlanta, California, Y.P.C.A. Minute Book 1907-1911

Folder 5

Ledger, Diary, and Notebook 1910-1927

Folder 6

"Roy Alvin Filloon: A Brief History," by Stewart Barber 2011

Folder 7

Photographs 1910-1956