Biography of R. G. Gillett
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GILLETT, R. G., insurance agent, Greenbush Township (postoffice address, Avon), is well and widely known to farmers in this and adjoining counties, among whom, for the past seven years. he has represented the German Insurance Company, of Freeport, IlL, an agricultural company which does a safe business on principles which have made it a favorite in a large territory. Previous to his connection with this company Mr. Gillett had had an insurance experience covering twelve years, and had become widely known as a trustworthy insurance man. Born in Swan Township, March 23, 1860. a son of Jeson and Mary (Blue) Gillett and a grandson of F. M. and Nancy (Jones) Blue, of Kentucky, he was educated in district schools and began the battle of life with good promise of success which has not failed him. His father was born at Ashtabula, Ohio, and came to Warren County, Ill., in 1851. There he met Miss Blue, a native of Swan Township whom he married in December, 1857, and who bore him fourteen children. In 1882 he moved with his family to Missouri, where he still lives. In 1886 the subject of this sketch returned from Missouri to Warren County, and May 20, that year, he married, in the house in which be how lives, Miss Mary Kelly, who was born under its roof and has lived there nil the years of her life except one. Mr. and Mrs. Gillett have two children named Nellie May and Alvin K. Politically Mr. Gillett affiliates with the Republican party, with the principles and policy of which he is in the fullest accord.


FROM:
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois
and the history of Warren County.
Edited by: Newton Bareman, LL. D. & Paul Selby, A. M.
Published by: Munsell Publishing Company
Chicago 1903.