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George Eugene "Gene" Hill
Chapter 1. From Birth to age 55.
Baby Gene, born 17 Dec 1911.
Gene circa 1914.
Gene circa 1916.
With sister, Mary Lucille Hill, born 17 Sep 1914.
Gene at his First Communion. Circa 1919.
Gene with his family in San Bernardino, CA, circa 1922.
L to R: Gene, mother Ida, sister Mary Lucille, Hill, cousin Mary Helen, Grandmother Margaret, cousin Donna, Kohlhaas.
Gene with mother Ida and sister Lucille circa 1927.
Gene circa 1930. Right out of High School.
Gene's first job: driving a gasoline truck for Signal Oil. Circa 1930.
Gene at about 20 years of age: at about the time he met Alice.
Gene and Alice circa 1932.
Gene at 21. Filthy white corduroy pants were all the rage in San Bernardino in 1933!
Alice and Gene at the beach summer 1932.
George Eugene and Alice Marie Hill. August 15, 1933. Riverside, CA.
Aunt Rosie's house on 8th St, Riverside (near the present day intersection of University and Chicago Avenues).
At the wedding breakfast.
Gene with his new family, the Greeks of Riverside.
Gene with his sister, Lucille.
Gene and best man Stan.
Big Bear Lake August 16, 1933.
Little Bear Cottage.
Gene still on the job 1n 1933. He is on the right.
Gene, summer 1935.
Alice was 3 months pregnant when these pictures were taken.
The house at 1118 Colton Ave where their first child (me) was born.
And then there were three.
A true California boy: early at the wheel.
Alice holding Rich with Gene and Roger. Early 1938.
Alice and Gene with their boys, Richard and Roger, 1938.
Gene (2nd from left) with some of the men he took his Railroad Fireman's exam with.
Gene, Alice, Roger (L) and Richard (R) Hill. December 16, 1939.
Jim (L) and John (R) December, 1940.
And then there were six.
Jim (L) and John (R) on a visit to Uncle George and Aunt Ann Kohlhass' house at 1237 Michael Street in San Bernardino.
Alice (holding John) with Gene's mother, Ida Ellen Hill, (holding Jim). Rich (L) and Roger are standing in front. Dec, 1940.
Gene (L) with some of his fellow railroadmen at the Southern Pacific Roundhouse, Colton, CA.
Gene and Alice with their boys in the front yard at 48 Eureka Street, San Bernardino, in Feb, 1941.
L to R: Rich, Jim, John, Roger.
Gene with Alice and her family at a Greek family gathering at 3351 Kansas Ave in Riverside, early 1942.
L to R: Gene, Ray and Virginia, Bill, Verda, Clarence, Sr Colette, Mayme, Claude, and Rolly. In front: Roger, Richard, Jim, Alice, John, and Jack Greek.
Our home in Los Angeles at 2708 Moss Avenue, Christmas 1943.
Alice with brother Jack on his 16th birthday, 2708 Moss Ave., Los Angeles, 11 May 1944.
In front (L to R:): Roger, Rich, and below, John, and Jim
Gene and Alice with sons Roger (L) and Richard, 25 Jun 1944, Los Angeles.
Gene and Alice in Los Angeles, 10 Dec 1944.
Alice wrote on the back:"Feeling just a wee bit silly."
Alice and Gene shortly after arrival in Oregon.
The little green trailer.
Farmer Gene gets to work.
Gene with Richard (L) and Roger, 1946.
Gene with his sons, Roger (L), Richard in back. In front Jim (L) and John. 1946.
Gene with Alice and Jack at the farm on Camp Creek Road, Springfield, Oregon, Aug 1946.
Gene and Alice with their boys at the farm, Oregon, Aug, 1946. L to R: Rich, John, Jim, and Roger.
Our home on Camp Creek Road, Springfield, Oregon, after some sprucing up (Oct 1946).
Jack and Gene at our farm on Camp Creek Road, Springfield, Oregon, Nov 1946.
Jack and Gene with the deer they shot on the hill behind our farm in Oregon in 1946.
Gene at work in a plant testing the feasibility of producing methanol from wood biomass. Springfield, OR, 1946.
Our family moved to this home at 8657 Newport Avenue, Fontana, CA, in 1948. (The old car was not ours and the street numbers were changed sometime after we moved in.)
Gene with Alice on her 37th birthday, 2 Apr 1949, Fontana, CA.
Gene and Alice, 10 Dec 1950, Fontana, CA.
Gene and sons, 10 Dec 1950, Fontana, CA, L to R: Roger, John, Jim, and Rich.
Gene with his Aunt Minnie (L) and Aunt Radie. White County, IL, 1951.
Gene with his Aunt Radie (L) and Aunt Minnie. White County, IL, 1951.
Gene with Alice and John and the new family car, a 1951 Mercury Coupe. Fontana, circa 1952.
Gene and Alice in their living room at Fontana before chaperoning the Newman High School Junior/Senior Prom, circa 1952.
Gene and family, Fontana, 29 Nov 1952. (Roger came home from college for Thanksgiving.)
Gene and Alice with Grandma Ida Hill, Rich, Jim (L) and John. Fontana, 29 Nov 1952.
Gene, Alice and sons, Fontana, Christmas, 1954.
L to R: Rich, John, Roger, and Jim.
Gene and family, Fontana, Christmas, 1954.
L to R: Rich, Roger, John, Alice, and Grandma Hill.
Alice and Gene with Richard, Roger and Bette Cerf Hill at their wedding reception in the home of Bette's parents, Dr Herbert and Muriel Dryfoos, in San Francisco, 14 Aug 1955.
Alice and Gene with John and Rich. Fontana, Christmas, 1955.
Alice and Gene with their first grandchild, Catherine Marie Hill, born 29 Nov 1956. Oakland, CA, Christmas, 1956.
Alice and Bette with Catherine. Oakland, CA, Christmas, 1956.
The Hill family, Fontana, Christmas, 1957.
L to R: Gene, Jim, Alice holding Catherine, Bette, John, Roger, Rich.
Alice with Catherine and baby Teresa, Livermore, CA, Jun 1958.
Gene with Catherine and baby Teresa, Livermore, CA, Jun 1958.
Alice and Gene celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home in Fontana, 15 Aug 1958.
Alice and family at Roger and Bette's house in Livermore, CA, Christmas, 1958. L to R: Jim, Rich, Alice, Gene, Roger.
Alice and Gene with Uncle Roy at Roy and Mable's house, Moreno, CA, May 1959.
Gene with Alice and his parents, Frank and Ida Hill, Newport Avenue, Fontana, 2 Apr 1961.