Norman Earl Gagne

Male5 August 1929–10 September 1997

Brief Life History of Norman Earl

When Norman Earl Gagne was born on 5 August 1929, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, William G Gagne, was 28 and his mother, Doris G Martell, was 21. He married Mae Alice Coats on 25 May 1968, in Solano, California, United States. He lived in Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1935 and Garden Grove, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He died on 10 September 1997, in Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Norman Earl Gagne
Mae Alice Coats
Marriage: 25 May 1968

Sources (8)

  • Norman Gagne, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norman E Gagne, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
  • Norman E Gagne, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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  • Marriage
    25 May 1968Solano, California, United States
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.


    Age 11

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 18

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Lucien, Marcel, Andre, Fernand, Normand, Donat, Jacques, Rosaire, Adrien, Cecile, Emile.

    Altered form (Gagné) of French Gasnier, a cognate of Garnier . Compare Gagner 1, Gagnier 1, Gonia , and Gonyer .

    French (Gagné): occupational name for a farmer or peasant, derived from Old French gaaignier ‘to cultivate or work (the land)’. Compare Gagner 3 and Gagnier 2.

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

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