1930 – 1950

The farm flourishes…

In 1942 Henry Williamson, Lillian’s brother, bought a portion of the farm from the Gammon’s as they had no children and George was unable to care for the orchard by himself. Henry turned out to be quite the farmer, growing tomatoes and potatoes in addition to tree fruit. In 1945 Jack Williamson, Lillian’s nephew from Virginia, moved to Sunnyslope to help Henry on the farm.

In 1947 Jack married Evelyn Pease, of Wilder, and together they moved into a little house and worked on the farm. Later that year Henry Williamson died and Jack and Evelyn purchased his portion of the farm from his estate. Later Jack would also inherit Lillian’s portion of the farm after she passed away in 1959.