Glen Henry Gillman

6 Sep 1898 - 25 Feb 1970

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Glen Henry Gillman

6 Sep 1898 - 25 Feb 1970
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Glen Henry Gillian was born September 6, 1898 to James H. and Emma Robbins Gillman the sixth child in a family of nine children.His brothers Will, Ray, Vern and Clyde have preceded him in death. He has one living brother - Ken of Lindon, Utah and three sisters, Rhoda Walker, Boise, Idaho, Viola Walk

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Glen Henry Gillman


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


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Glen Henry Gillian was born September 6, 1898 to James H. and Emma Robbins Gillman the sixth child in a family of nine children.His brothers Will, Ray, Vern and Clyde have preceded him in death. He has one living brother - Ken of Lindon, Utah and three sisters, Rhoda Walker, Boise, Idaho, Viola Walker, Salt Lake City, Utah and Manetta Jorgensen, Las Vegas, Nevada. He was baptized a member of the church in the summer of 1906 in the North Union Canal and was confirmed by his Uncle James H. Wright in the old Lindon Ward Chapel. His early childhood was spent in Lindon where he attended school and worked with his father..When at the young age of (l5) fifteen in the year 1913 he took his father’s team of horses and went on his first job building a dam on Trial Lake at the head of the Provo River. The following summer he herded sheep for Edward Wadley on the face of Mt Timpanogos for $15.00 per month The following summer Glen went to Bingham Canyon and got a job in a livery stable. He hauled lumber and supplies up to the mine and on the return trip he hauled Ore. In 1917 he married Emma Lorerna Smith. They met at the dances in Pleasant Grove. Glen loved to dance and had a reputation of being a good dancer. The newlyweds made their first home in two rooms of the old Alferd Harper home in Lindon later owned by Brother Days Thorne. The marriage was later blessed with a son who was given the name Don. He was their only child. The first summer after their marriage Glen worked on the construction of the Wooden flume in Provo Canyon for the Utah Power and Light company. During the summer of 1919 Glen and Emma bought a two room house from Parse Richards in Lindon and with the help of their friends and 16 head of horses they moved the house to 463 East 1200 north on a 10 acre plot they farmed for many years. The cost of moving the house was $2.50 for the repair of the chains that were damaged while dragging the house. Many changes were made to the house over the years. Two years later Glen worked with his father on the construction of the Murdock canal. Then in the summer months of 1922 and 1923 he worked on improvements to Highway 91 from Pleasant Grove through Orem to Provo. From 1923 to 1925 he worked in a partnership with his brother Clyde farming the Loose Estate. In 1929 he returned to Bingham where he worked until the depression. He then joined the CCC’s for four years (Part of that time as foreman). Many of the CCC projects created great value in each location. Examples can be found in American Fork Canyon, Moon Lake, Leads and Pleasant Grove, Utah. Things were never what you would call easy and money was always a problem for a young couple and it was necessary for Glen and his son Don to herd cows for their feed and drive them half mile to the canal for water. But no animal went hungry or negl;ected because nothing bothered Glen more than to see someone starving or neglecting their animals. Their drinking water for years had to be hauled from Uncle Clyde’s well and when running water did become available a pipeline had to be dug with pick and shovel by Glen and Clark Allred. It was back to the Bingham Copper Mine until 1942. In that year he took a job to build the Geneva Steel Plant. After construction on the new plant was completed he became an employee of US steel. He worked at Geneva until he was forced to retire in 1962 due to poor health. Glen was active in various outside activities. He helped with the church building and on the welfare farm where he doctored and dehorned cattle. He was chairman of a ward reunion which included a rodeo, horse pulling competition and lots of events for the children. He was also active with the Orem Riding Club where he served on the board of directors. He played a big part in the construction of two rodeo arenas in the city. Glen and Emma traveled to Logan, Utah as a young couple to learn about the 4-h program and on their return organized the first 4-h clubs in the area. Glen helped the young men with their animal projects and Emma helped the girls with sewing. Glen had a special interest in Baseball and helped organized the first teams in this area. He coached the B team and his brother Clyde coached the A team.

Life timeline of Glen Henry Gillman

Glen Henry Gillman was born on 6 Sep 1898
Glen Henry Gillman was 7 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Glen Henry Gillman was 19 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Glen Henry Gillman was 30 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Glen Henry Gillman was 41 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Glen Henry Gillman was 43 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Glen Henry Gillman was 57 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Glen Henry Gillman was 71 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Glen Henry Gillman died on 25 Feb 1970 at the age of 71
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