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Dr. George Franklin Jewett

Dr. George Franklin Jewett

Male 1857 - 1946  (89 years)

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  • Name George Franklin Jewett  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 17 Mar 1857  Dublin, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Orchardist 
    Occupation Medical - M.D. 
    Died 20 Sep 1946  Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried 22 Sep 1946  West Klickitat Dist. 1 Cem, White Salmon, Klickitat Cnty, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I6759  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2011 

    Father Dr. William Henry Jewett,   b. 2 Oct 1831, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1915  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Lucy Ellen Snouffer,   b. 15 Dec 1834, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1918, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1854  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ida Mae Forshe,   b. 25 Apr 1860, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1955, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1885  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Una Jewett,   b. 8 Jun 1887, Hilliard, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1941  (Age 53 years)
     2. Ethyl (Ethel) Jewett,   b. 8 Jan 1889, Hilliard, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1960, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Gladys Dorothy Jewett,   b. 8 Jun 1891, West Jefferson, Madison Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1947, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Donna Lou Jewett,   b. 25 Feb 1895, West Jefferson, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1978  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F2446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pearl Florence Timms,   b. 7 Jun 1870, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1931, Klickitat Cnty, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Jun 1903  [3, 7, 17
    Children 
     1. Edward I. Jewett,   b. 28 Sep 1907, White Salmon, Klickitat Cnty, WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1967, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Dr. George Franklin Jewett
    Dr. George Franklin Jewett
    Courtesy of Alan Stuart;
    edited by Wm. C. Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • The 1910 census records George F. Jewett, 53, born in Ohio, living with his wife of 6 years, Pearl, 39, born in Michigan, and their son Edward, 2, born in Washington. Also living with them was a nephew, Reuben Reed, 20, who was born in Michigan. George's occupation at the time was as a farmer; nephew Reuben worked as a farm laborer. 1910 U.S. Census, White Salmon Prct, Klickitat Cnty, WA (T 624, Roll 1656, stamped p. 193).

      By 1920 the family had moved to Idaho. The 1920 census records George, 62, a physician in general medical practice, living with his wife Pearl, 49, and their son "Edward O," 12. They were living in the household of Pearl's brother Washington I. Timms, 42, a farmer. 1920 U.S. Census, Wilder Prct, Canyon Cnty, ID (T 625, Roll 290, stamped p. 72).

      And by 1930 the family had returned to Washington State. The census lists George, 73, living with Pearl, 59, "Edward I," 22, and Pearl's brother Washington Irving Timms, 52. George is listed as a farmer of a "fruit farm," while both Edward and Washington Irving were listed as farm laborers. 1930 U.S. Census, White Salmon, Klickitat Cnty, WA (T 626, Roll 2489, stamped p. 283B).

      Fred Lockley, History of the Columbia River Valley, From The Dalles to the Sea, vol. 2, pp. 526-527 (S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL: 1928), wrote:
      "GEORGE F. JEWETT, M.D.
      "Dr. George F. Jewett, of White Salmon, Washington, ... was born in Dublin, Franklin county, Ohio, on the 17th of March, 1857, and is a son of Dr. William Henry and Lucy E. (Schnauffer)[sic] Jewett, the former having been born in Franklin county, Ohio, and the latter in Virginia. ***
      "George F. Jewett received his preliminary education in the public schools and an academy in his native state, and then matriculated in the medical school of Ohio State University, from which he was graduated, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, in 1882. He was president of his class and on graduation was offered a chair in the university, which he accepted and held for one year, when, desiring to engage in the active practice of his profession, he resigned and opened an office, at Hilliard, Ohio, where he remained for six years, after which he was at West Jefferson, Ohio, for eleven years. Later he practiced medicine at Forman, North Dakota, and Britton, South Dakota, until 1906, when he came to White Salmon, Washington, and bought fifteen acres of land within the city limits, of which he planted ten acres to cherries, which are now in fine bearing. He also took up a homestead of one hundred and twelve acres, twelve miles northeast of White Salmon, where he built a house and barn. He lived there about one year, proved up on the land and still owns the place, which is well watered and has been developed into a fine stock ranch. In the operation of his cherry orchard, the Doctor has developed a system of packing his fruit which has been adopted by all the growers in this district. He ships to all the principal cities on the coast and as far east as New York city, his fruit commanding the highest market price because of its superior quality and the splendid condition in which it reaches the consumer.
      "Dr. Jewett has been married twice, first, in 1885, to Miss Ida M. Forshay [sic], who was born and reared in Ohio, and to them were born four children, namely: Una, who is the wife of J. C. Baker, of Ohio, and they have one child; Ethel, who is married and lives in Columbus, Ohio; Gladys and Donna. In June, 1903, the Doctor was married to Miss Pearl Timms, who was born at Hillsdale, Michigan, and they have a son, Edward, who is a senior in the Benson high school, in Portland, Oregon. The Doctor is a member of White Salmon Lodge, No. 163, A. F. & A. M., at White Salmon; the Order of the Eastern Star, of which he has twice been worthy patron; and the Grange. He has been actively interested in local public affairs and has served on the city council and as mayor of White Salmon, lending his aid and influence always for the advancement and betterment of the community. He is a socialist in his political alignment, is broad in his views and adheres to the Golden Rule as the guide to his conduct. Mrs. Jewett is a member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. During a period of five years, from 1916 to 1921, Dr. Jewett served as colony physician at Newllano, Louisiana, where a successful cooperative colony has existed for some time. He has adhered closely to the highest ideals in every relation of life, has rendered splendid professional service to his community and the success which has crowned his life work has been well merited, while throughout the community in which he lives he has a host of loyal and admiring friends."

      According to Columbia University, Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library in New York City, George Jewett graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1888, and he died 20 Sep 1946 in Portland, Oregon. http://library.cpmc.columbia.edu/hsl/arch/psdbrecord.cfm?RecordNum=3933 (accessed Nov 2008).

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