John Gordon Lightfoot

13 February 1910–27 November 1978 (Age 68)
Manard Precinct, Blaine, Idaho, United States

The Life of John Gordon

When John Gordon Lightfoot was born on 13 February 1910, in Manard Precinct, Blaine, Idaho, United States, his father, John Pendleton Lightfoot, was 26 and his mother, Laura Mary Laird, was 34. He married Gertrude Mabel Wilkin on 11 August 1934, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Glasgow, Valley, Montana, United States in 1935 and School District 21 South Galpin, Valley, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 27 November 1978, in Arlington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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John Gordon Lightfoot
Gertrude Mabel Wilkin
Marriage: 11 August 1934
Gordon Wayne Lightfoot

Spouse and Children

11 August 1934
Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States


    Gordon Wayne Lightfoot


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 7

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 19

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern England, especially Liverpool): nickname for a messenger or for a fast runner, from Middle English lyght ‘light’, ‘nimble’, ‘quick’ (Old English līoht) + fote ‘foot’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John G Lightfoot, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gordon Lightfoot in household of Pendleton Lightfoot, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John G Lightfoot in household of John P Lightfoot, "United States Census, 1920"

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