John William Gedney II

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Gedney II was born on 5 June 1880, in Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States, his father, John William Gedney Sr, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Allen, was 32. He married Jesse May Melvin on 4 September 1900, in Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 9 Bayfield, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 1954, in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States, at the age of 73.

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John William Gedney II
Jesse May Melvin
Marriage: 4 September 1900
John William Gedney III
Homer Allen Gedney
Luella May Gedney
Helen Frances Gedney
Cecil Basil Gedney
Vertie Alma Gedney
Billy Lee Gedney

Sources (9)

  • John W Gedney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J W Gedney in entry for George C Englebrecht and Vertie Alma Gedney, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • John W Gedney in household of John W Gedney, "United States Census, 1900"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, probably so named from an Old English personal name Gǣda or Gydda (genitive -n) + ēg ‘island’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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