Norman Earl Gagne

5 August 1929–10 September 1997 (Age 68)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Norman Earl

Norman Earl Gagne was born on 5 August 1929, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He married Mae Alice Coats on 25 May 1968, in Solano, California, United States. 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

Spouse and Children

25 May 1968
Solano, California, United States

World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

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 guests 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

French: occupational name for a farmer or peasant, from Old French ga(i)gnier ‘to cultivate or work (the land)’. Numerous variants and Americanized forms are found ( see Gagner , Gonyea ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norman E Gagne in household of William G Gagne, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman E Gagne, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • Norman E Gagne, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"

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