Max Gandy

21 September 1908–27 March 1969 (Age 60)
Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Max

When Max Gandy was born on 21 September 1908, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Willie Doyle Gandy, was 37 and his mother, Mary A. Thames, was 20. He lived in Beat 2, Forrest, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 1, Forrest, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 27 March 1969, in Glendale, Forrest, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Forrest, Mississippi, United States.

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 1
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established
Age 8
The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1925 · B.B. King is Born
Age 17
B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning

English:possibly a nickname from Old French gandie ‘pretence, trick, trickery’.alternatively, perhaps from a shortened form of the Old French personal name Gandin, a pet form of ancient Germanic names beginning with Wand- ‘turn, wind’ or more likely Gand- (of uncertain etymology). In Cheshire, Middle English variation between Gond- and Gand- is probably due to dialect rounding of original -a- before -n(d)-. In south England, however, the variation is difficult to explain (see 3 below).

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

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Sources (7)

  • Max W Gandy in household of David W Gandy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Max Gandy in entry for Elisha Boyd and Betty Polk Gandy, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Max Gaudy, "United States Census, 1940"

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