George James Gamar

30 September 1932–28 January 2008 (Age 75)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary 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 Jamaica, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America in 1935 and Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. 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

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 2
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
Age 3
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
Age 20
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

German: from Middle High German gemare ‘someone who provides a horse to make up a team’, ‘supportive neighbor’, ‘companion’ (a derivative of marh ‘horse’), hence a nickname for a farmer with only one horse or for a good neighbor.

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

Sources (4)

  • George Gamar in household of Thomas Gamar, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George James Gamar, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • George James Gamar, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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