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  (b. 5 January 1855 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA   d. 9 July 1932 Los Angeles, California, USA )  

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King Camp GILLETTE was born 5 January 1855 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA

King Camp GILLETTE was the child of George Wolcott GILLETTE   and   Fanny Lemiara CAMP and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Samuel CAMP and Fannie DRAKE

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King Camp  married  Atlanta Ella GAINES abt. 1890 .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Atlanta Ella GAINES  was born 12 October 1868 in Shamburg, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA.  Atlanta Ella died 28 August 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.  Atlanta Ella was the child of Richard Alanson GAINES and Lucinda REED.

King Camp GILLETTE died 9 July 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Occupation:  Inventing the double-edged safety razor, co-founding The Gillette Company





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King Camp GILLETTE married flag photo of Atlanta Ella GAINES  Atlanta Ella GAINES-- Date: abt. 1890 Place: 
Atlanta Ella GAINES was the child of Richard Alanson GAINES and Lucinda REED




Children of King Camp GILLETTE and Atlanta Ella GAINES:

flag male ancestor King Gaines GILLETTE (b.18 November 1891, Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, USA  d. 18 June 1955, Newport Beach, Orange, California, USA)



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birth1855 Birth
5 January 1855
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA

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News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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1891 Birth of Child
King Gaines GILLETTE was born 18 November 1891, Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, USA

King Camp was 36 years old.
1901 - King Camp Gillette and William Emery Nickerson invented the world's first disposable razor blade in 1901. (Boston)
King Camp Gillette (1855-1932) was an American businessman and inventor. He is best known for inventing the disposable safety razor, which revolutionized shaving and became an essential personal care product for people around the world.
Before Gillette's invention, shaving was typically done with straight razors or safety razors that required frequent sharpening or blade replacements, which was expensive and time-consuming. In 1895, while working as a salesman, Gillette came up with the idea of a disposable razor with a thin, replaceable blade that could be discarded when dull.

Gillette worked on developing his disposable razor concept and eventually filed a patent application for it in 1901. However, it wasn't until 1904 that he founded the American Safety Razor Company (later known as Gillette Company) to start manufacturing and selling his invention. The original Gillette razor had a simple design: a handle with a detachable razor blade that could be replaced with a new one...Read MORE...


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Invention In 1906, Reginald Fessenden made the first AM radio broadcast on December 24th. This event marked a significant advancement in radio technology, paving the way for the modern broadcasting industry.
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News1929 - October 29 - Black Tuesday - Stock market crash - The Great Depression Begins - It lasted until 1941 (WW2)
death1932 Death
9 July 1932
Los Angeles, California, USA

He died at the age of 77.


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King is buried at: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
Added: 6/5/2024 12:24:10 PM - Updated: 6/6/2024 11:57:21 AM
Did You Know?America - Did you know? January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in California.
Did You Know?According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin means 'river running through a red place' (the red place referring to the red sandstone bluffs of the Wisconsin Dells); they also say the name 'is the English spelling of a French version of a Miami Indian name' for the Wisconsin river (which runs 430 miles through the center of Wisconsin). (statesymbolsusa.org)

May 29, 1848 - Wisconsin becomes 25th U.S. state. The state is smaller than the territory and the leftover area continued to be called the Territory of Wisconsin until March 3, 1849. (www.50states.com)


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