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JAMES H. GILLMAN, JR.
SUBMITTED BY VIOLA GILLWAN WALKER
James Henry Gillman was born April 22, 1B64 in String town, Utah County, Ill-j i but now is known as Llndon, Utah. He was the first white child born In this little community. He was born in a dugout that had a dirt roof and floor, and was Uia third child in a family of five. His father, James Henry Gillrnan, and mother Alice Wickham cama to Utah with the first pioneers. They lived in a dugout until Dad was about four years old. At that time, they moved mlo their first home build of abode. It was located on a farm now owned by Alvin Gillman, Dad was reared in a Kind and loving home, where all were taught to work. He became an exceptionally good farmer. He was a lover of fine horses, and always had a good team that ha was very proud of.
When he was a young man he me) and married Emma Robbinson January 24, 18S4r Their marriage was later solamnired in the Salt Lake Temple To this happy couple nine children were born. The eldest was Will, then Ray,Vern Clyde. Glen. Viola, Maneta and Kenneth. Whan Will was a baby, Dad bought some land about one mile east of Highway 91 in Linden. Ha bull) a two room home of soft rock. Mount Timpanogas forming a backdrop on The east, and Utah Lake on the wast After doing mosl of the work himself, he moved his family into this home during the fall of 1866- In this home, our family of nine, six boys and three girls were reared. More rooms were added on as the family increased-
Dad enjoyed participating in politics, and was at one lime the Town Marshal. Ha was a loyal Democrat in 1932, he campaigned against the appeal of the 18th Amendment, which was to prohibit the sale of liquor of an/kind Ha always believed in law and order, and practiced it in his home. He was a kind, but firm man. When we wera told to do anything, we knaw he meant what he said.
His greatest concern was his family He wanted us to have all the education he could afford, I remember how he sacrificed to send our brother Will on a mission, from 1905 to 1907. We were all taught to work on the farm. He raised some of the finest sugar beets., potatoes, corn, parsnips and grain on his farm. The sugar beets were grown in what we called the "Hollow", and I remember how fine team of horses, named Tobe and Way, would pull to gat the load of beets to the top of the hill. Some of the boys would follow with blocks of wood to put under the wheels, while the team stopped to rest. Then Dad would call the horses by name and they would dig their toes in to get the heavy load started again. Sometimes he would have to use four head of horses, but he always had several horses on hand (o do the work.
The first school Dad went to was helclln an old log room belonging to Thomas Nerdin, during the winter of 1B71 and 1372. During the winter of 1874 another school house was built.
Joseph Ash donated the land for the first nice Church house and Dad worked with Fredrick Fage on this building. He used his horses to in - the clay for the adobes, thatwere to be used for The walls. Dad and Fred wera life long friends and