Alfred Gorham

25 February 1790–25 March 1860 (Age 70)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Gorham was born on 25 February 1790, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Gorham, was 52 and his mother, Jane Bates, was 36. He died on 25 March 1860, at the age of 70, and was buried in Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Daniel Gorham
Jane Bates
Samuel Gorham
Mary Polly Gorham
Daniel Gorham
Joseph Gorham
George Gorham
Charlotte Gorham
Alfred Gorham
Henry Gorham
Phebe Gorham

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 12

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Gorham, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Alfred Gorham, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Alfred Gorham, "Find A Grave Index"

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