Arthur Fremont Gilmore (1850 - 1918)

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Birthplace: Mercer, Illinois, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Arthur Fremont Gilmore

In 1870, when they moved west to Los Angeles from Illinois, Arthur Fremont (A.F.) Gilmore and his partner bought two sizable farms, one of which was the 256-acre (1.04 km2) dairy farm at the corner of 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue . Gilmore gained control when the partnership dissolved later.

Gilmore Oil Company replaced the dairy farm when oil was discovered under the land during drilling for water in 1905. Earl Bell (E.B.) Gilmore, son of A.F. Gilmore, took over the family business. The younger Gilmore started midget car racing and brought professional football to Los Angeles. He built Gilmore Field for the Hollywood Stars baseball team, which was owned by Bing Crosby, Barbara Stanwyck, and Cecil B. DeMille.[1]

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Arthur Gilmore's Timeline

November 9, 1850
Mercer, Illinois, USA
February 17, 1887
Age 36
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
February 24, 1918
Age 67
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA