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Eugene Lovell Wilhoit (1865 - 1961)

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Eugene Lovell "Gene" Wilhoit
Born in Stockton, Californiamap
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Died in Stockton, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2014
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Biography

Eugene was born in 1865. Eugene was the child of Roley Wilhoit and Delia Dwelly. Eugene passed away in 1961.

Chairman of the Board of Stockton Savings and Loan Bank and others, was born in Stockton, C.A. He is the son of Roley Early and Delia (Dwelley) Wilhoit. He is a graduate of the Stockton High School and also the College of the Pacific (San Jose, C.A.) Mr. Wilhoit started his career in abstract of title and real estate business Stockton, C.A. and continued until 1917. From Jan. 1917 to Jan. 1949, he was president of the Stockton Savings and Loan Bank; president of the Stockton Harbor Industrial Co., Yosemite Theatre Co., West-Wilhoit Company, trustee of the College of the Pacific. Member of the Episcopal Church, the Yosemite Club and is a Republican. Mr. Wilhoit married Algie Kelsey. Their home is El Pinal.

The Bank of Stockton and Eugene Wilhoit were instrumental in bringing University of the Pacific to Stockton. In the early 1920's, Tully C. Knoles came to Stockton, with the purpose of arranging to move a small college to the Stockton area from San Jose. Tully first called on Gene Wilhoit. Wilhoit had been a graduate of the College of the Pacific on the San Jose campus and in 1922 was elected to C.O.P.'s Board of Regents. In 1924, Eugene Wilhoit and Tully Knoles formed a committee to help raise money to relocate the University from San Jose to Stockton. Once here, one of the first things the college needed was financial assistance, and Wilhoit strongly assisted. This enabled the College of the Pacific, now the University of the Pacific, to move to Stockton.

Sources

Wilhite/Wilhoit & Allied Descendants of Johann Michael and Anna Maria (Hengsteler) Wilheit 1671-1994 Compiled by Mary F. Mickey

History of the Bank of Stockton, California

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