John Robert Gahn

23 December 1926–about 1964 (Age 37)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of John Robert

When 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 about 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Edward Daniel Gahn
1898–1975
Clara M. Buff
1895–1967
Edward Gahn Jr.
1923–2007
Donald Elwood Gahn
1924–2016
John Robert Gahn
1926–1964

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Edward Gahn Jr.

    Male1923–2007Male

    Donald Elwood Gahn

    Male1924–2016Male

    Male1926–1964Male

World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

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

Age 11

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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Sources (3)

  • John Gahn in household of Edward Gahn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Gahn in household of Edward Gahn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John R Gahn, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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