John Gorse

23 July 1894–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Gorse was born on 23 July 1894, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas B. Gorse, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Costello, was 24. He married Magdalena Baumann on 21 June 1923, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1940.

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John Gorse
Magdalena Baumann
Marriage: 21 June 1923
John Gorse
Thomas B Gorse

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1923Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire
    Age 1
    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
    Age 9
    The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
    Age 33
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English gors(t) ‘furze, gorse’, for someone who lived ‘(at the) gorse’.Slovenian (Gorše): from an old derivative of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius.

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

    Sources (4)

    • John Gorse, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • John Gorse in household of Thomas R Gorse, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John Gorse, "United States Census, 1940"

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