John Gorse

23 July 1894–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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

21 June 1923
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


    John Gorse


    Thomas B Gorse


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas B. Gorse


    Elizabeth Costello




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

1 English (mainly Lancashire): topographic name from Old English gors(t) ‘gorse’, or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word.2 Slovenian (Gorše): shortened form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius.3 Slovenian (Gorše): topographic name from a derivative of gora ‘mountain’, ‘hill planted with vines’, ‘wood in a hill country’ ( see Gornik ).

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

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Sources (3)

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

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