George James Gamar

Brief Life History of George James

When George James Gamar was born on 30 September 1932, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Joseph Gamar, was 31 and his mother, Florence Mabel Bohonan, was 30. He married Jannette Marsh on 19 November 1951, in Olive, Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and Huntington Beach, Orange, California, United States in 1950. He died on 28 January 2008, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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George James Gamar
Jannette Marsh
Marriage: 19 November 1951
Lannette Gamar
Thomas Parley Gamar

Sources (6)

  • George J Gamar, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George James Gamar - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: George James Gamar
  • George James Gamar, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

1952 · United Nations is Headquartered in New York City

The United Nations was officially organized on October 24, 1945 with representatives from 50 countries. New York City became the permanent Headquarters of the United Nations in 1952.

Name Meaning

Catalan: from the ancient Germanic personal name Godomar, composed of the elements gaut, an ethnic name meaning ‘Goth’ or ‘Geat’ (see Goss ), or guth ‘god’ + mar ‘fame’.

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

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