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Dr. George Franklin Jewett

Birth: He was born in 1857 at Dublin, Ohio.

Family Information: He married Ida Mae Forshe in 1885 and had several children. In 1900 they were living with their children in Jefferson, Ohio where he worked as a physician.

They must have divorced at some point because in 1903 he married Pearl Florence Tibbs and they had one son, Edward.

Description: He was a Socialist who used the Golden Rule as his guide -- possibly learned during his time in the colony as the Golden Rule was always stressed here.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1910 George and Pearl, their son, and a nephew were living in White Salmon, Washington and George was working on his home fruit farm with the nephew as a farm laborer.

He joined the colony around 1916. According to his biography on the genealogical website titled Snouffer, Schnauffer & Campbell,From Europe to Mid-America he was a member of the colony from 1916 through 1921, though the 1920 US Census shows that he, along with his wife and son, were residing in Idaho with Pearl's brother, Washington Timms. Newspaper accounts of the time show that they usually returned to Washington during the summer months to care for their cherry farm and were likely enumerated during one of those visits.

He made the trip to Louisiana in one of the autos that left the old colony on November 15, 1917 and arrived in early December at Stables (later to become Newllano), Louisiana.

His companions for the trip were Henry Monahan and small dog, Trix. Trix was the only passenger on the trip who never lost their "buoyancy".

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: He served as colony physician.  

Other Info: In May 1919 the family left the colony for Washington, expecting to be gone about two months or so in order to dispose of their cherry crop.

In June 1920 it was reported that Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Jewett, with their son, Edward, were again enjoying life on their cherry farm in White Salmon, Washington, but hoped to return to the colony some time in the latter part of the summer.

In November 1920 Minnie Pickett sent a letter from White Salmon, Washington, where she had been visiting with the Jewetts through cherry season.

Post-Colony History: In 1930 parents and son were again living on a fruit farm in Washington State along with brother-in-law, Washington Timms; George was listed as a farmer and both Edward and Washington were listed as farm laborers.  

Death: He died in 1946 at Portland, Oregon and was buried at White Salmon, Washington two days later.

Sources:; US Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930; Washington Marriage Records; "Western Comrade": December 1917-January 1918; "Vernon Parish Democrat": May 31, 1919, June 7, 1919, June 19, 1920, November 18, 1920  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated March 16, 1935. These ads ran frequently in the colony newspapers.

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