Cpl. John Robert Gahn

Brief Life History of John Robert

When Cpl. John Robert Gahn was born on 23 December 1926, his father, Edward Daniel Gahn, was 28 and his mother, Clara M Buff, was 31. He lived in Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 March 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 37.

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Cpl. John Robert Gahn
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  • John Gahn in household of Edward Gahn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Robert Gahn - birth-name: John Robert Gahn
  • John R Gahn, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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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. 

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John ).

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

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