Roger's Scrapbook
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George Eugene "Gene" Hill
(1911-1996)
Chapter 1. From Birth to age 55.
Frank
Ida
BabyGene
Baby Gene, born 17 Dec 1911.
Gene@1914
Gene circa 1914.
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Gene@1916
Gene circa 1916.
KidsGeneLucille
With sister, Mary Lucille Hill, born 17 Sep 1914.
Gene@1919
Gene at his First Communion. Circa 1919.
Gene@1922
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.
IdaGeneLucille@1927
Gene with mother Ida and sister Lucille circa 1927.
Gene@1930
Gene circa 1930. Right out of High School.

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Gene_Signal
Gene's first job: driving a gasoline truck for Signal Oil. Circa 1930.

Gene_1931
Gene at about 20 years of age: at about the time he met Alice.

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GeneAlice_1932
Gene and Alice circa 1932.

Gene_1933
Gene at 21. Filthy white corduroy pants were all the rage in San Bernardino in 1933!

AliceGene32a
Alice and Gene at the beach summer 1932.
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parents
George Eugene and Alice Marie Hill. August 15, 1933. Riverside, CA.
AuntRosies
Aunt Rosie's house on 8th St, Riverside (near the present day intersection of University and Chicago Avenues).
GeneWedding
At the wedding breakfast.
GeneGreeks_1933
Gene with his new family, the Greeks of Riverside.
GeneLucille
Gene with his sister, Lucille.
GeneStan
Gene and best man Stan.
HMoon6
Big Bear Lake August 16, 1933.
HMoon1
Little Bear Cottage.
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HMoon4
GeneSignal
Gene still on the job 1n 1933. He is on the right.
Gene_35
Gene, summer 1935.
Alice1935
Alice was 3 months pregnant when these pictures were taken.
AliceColton
The house at 1118 Colton Ave where their first child (me) was born.
AliceMe
And then there were three.
RogerCarn
A true California boy: early at the wheel.
AliceFam1938a
Alice holding Rich with Gene and Roger. Early 1938.
AliceBoys1938
Alice and Gene with their boys, Richard and Roger, 1938.

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GeneRR
Gene (2nd from left) with some of the men he took his Railroad Fireman's exam with.
AliceFam39
Gene, Alice, Roger (L) and Richard (R) Hill. December 16, 1939.

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Jim (L) and John (R) December, 1940.
And then there were six.

AliceTwins1940
Jim (L) and John (R) on a visit to Uncle George and Aunt Ann Kohlhass' house at 1237 Michael Street in San Bernardino.

AliceFam40
Alice (holding John) with Gene's mother, Ida Ellen Hill, (holding Jim). Rich (L) and Roger are standing in front. Dec, 1940.

Gene_SP
Gene (L) with some of his fellow railroadmen at the Southern Pacific Roundhouse, Colton, CA.

AliceBoys1941
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.

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GreekHills42
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.

MossAve43
Our home in Los Angeles at 2708 Moss Avenue, Christmas 1943.
MossAveInside3
AliceJack44
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

1944b
Gene and Alice with sons Roger (L) and Richard, 25 Jun 1944, Los Angeles.
1944c
Gene and Alice in Los Angeles, 10 Dec 1944.
Aliced wrote on the back:"Feeling just a wee bit silly."
ORHouse1
Alice and Gene shortly after arrival in Oregon.
ORHouse2
The little green trailer.
GeneFarmer
Farmer Gene gets to work.
GeneRichRog
Gene with Richard (L) and Roger, 1946.
GeneSons
Gene with his sons, Roger (L), Richard in back. In front Jim (L) and John. 1946.
GeneBoys
1946b
Gene with Alice and Jack at the farm on Camp Creek Road, Springfield, Oregon, Aug 1946.
AliceFam46
Gene and Alice with their boys at the farm, Oregon, Aug, 1946. L to R: Rich, John, Jim, and Roger.
ORHouse
Our home on Camp Creek Road, Springfield, Oregon, after some sprucing up (Oct 1946).
1946a
Jack and Gene at our farm on Camp Creek Road, Springfield, Oregon, Nov 1946.
GeneGun
1946
Jack and Gene with the deer they shot on the hill behind our farm in Oregon in 1946.
AlcoholPlant2
Gene at work in a plant testing the feasibility of producing methanol from wood biomass. Springfield, OR, 1946.
AlcoholPlant1
FontNewprt
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.)
AliceGene2Apr49
Gene with Alice on her 37th birthday, 2 Apr 1949, Fontana, CA.
GeneAlice50
Gene and Alice, 10 Dec 1950, Fontana, CA.
GeneSons50
Gene and sons, 10 Dec 1950, Fontana, CA, L to R: Roger, John, Jim, and Rich.
GeneAunts51_1
Gene with his Aunt Minnie (L) and Aunt Radie. White County, IL, 1951.
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Gene with his Aunt Radie (L) and Aunt Minnie. White County, IL, 1951.
AliceMerc
Gene with Alice and John and the new family car, a 1951 Mercury Coupe. Fontana, circa 1952.
AliceChaperon
Gene and Alice in their living room at Fontana before chaperoning the Newman High School Junior/Senior Prom, circa 1952.
AliceFamNov52
Gene and family, Fontana, 29 Nov 1952. (Roger came home from college for Thanksgiving.)
AliceRoger52a
Gene and Alice with Grandma Ida Hill, Rich, Jim (L) and John. Fontana, 29 Nov 1952.
AliceFamDec54a
Gene, Alice and sons, Fontana, Christmas, 1954.
L to R: Rich, John, Roger, and Jim.
AliceFamDec54
Gene and family, Fontana, Christmas, 1954.
L to R: Rich, Roger, John, Alice, and Grandma Hill.
AliceRogWedding
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.
AliceFamDec55
Alice and Gene with John and Rich. Fontana, Christmas, 1955.
AliceGeneCathyDec56
Alice and Gene with their first grandchild, Catherine Marie Hill, born 29 Nov 1956. Oakland, CA, Christmas, 1956.
AliceBetteCathyDec56
Alice and Bette with Catherine. Oakland, CA, Christmas, 1956.
AliceXmasc57
The Hill family, Fontana, Christmas, 1957.
L to R: Gene, Jim, Alice holding Catherine, Bette, John, Roger, Rich.
AliceCathyTeresaJun58
Alice with Catherine and baby Teresa, Livermore, CA, Jun 1958.
GeneCathyTeresaJun58
Gene with Catherine and baby Teresa, Livermore, CA, Jun 1958.
AliceGene25th
Alice and Gene celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home in Fontana, 15 Aug 1958.
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Livermore59
Alice and family at Roger and Bette's house in Livermore, CA, Christmas, 1958. L to R: Jim, Rich, Alice, Gene, Roger.
AliceGeneRoy
Alice and Gene with Uncle Roy at Roy and Mable's house, Moreno, CA, May 1959.
1959
Gene with Alice and his parents, Frank and Ida Hill, Newport Avenue, Fontana, 2 Apr 1961.