Gordon Jay

20 May 1937–15 April 1995 (Age 57)
Elma, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States

The Life of Gordon

Gordon Jay was born on 20 May 1937, in Elma, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States as the son of Alfred Raymond Jay. He married Annette Louise Lavery on 1 June 1957, in Thurston, Washington, United States. He died on 15 April 1995, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in McCleary, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Gordon Jay
Annette Louise Lavery
Marriage: 1 June 1957

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1 June 1957
Thurston, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 3

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 4

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

Age 18

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

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai ‘jay’ (the bird), probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gordon A Jay, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • Gordon A. Jay, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gordon A Jay, "Washington Divorce Index, 1969-2014"

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