Gordon Leon Brunk

4 December 1935–17 May 1996 (Age 60)
Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States

The Life of Gordon Leon

When Gordon Leon Brunk was born on 4 December 1935, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, his father, Ernest Cleo Brunk, was 42 and his mother, Dorotha Beatrice Davis, was 29. He married Shirley Louise Briles on 17 November 1956, in Marion, Oregon, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Eola, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 17 May 1996, at the age of 60.

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Gordon Leon Brunk
Shirley Louise Briles
Marriage: 17 November 1956

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17 November 1956
Marion, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 6

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Brunke .

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

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  • Gordon L Brunk in household of Ernest C Brunk, "United States Census, 1940"

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