John Marshall Gunther

5 January 1926–2 September 1989 (Age 63)
Shipman, Nelson, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Marshall

When John Marshall Gunther was born on 5 January 1926, in Shipman, Nelson, Virginia, United States, his father, John William Gunter, was 57 and his mother, Jane Noble Sprouse, was 46. He married Doris Odell Worley on 10 March 1947, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States. He lived in District 5 James River, Buckingham, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 2 September 1989, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States.

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John Marshall Gunther
Doris Odell Worley
Marriage: 10 March 1947

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10 March 1947
Buckingham, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 15

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German and English: variant of Gunter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marshall Gunter in household of John W Gunter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Marshall Gunter, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • John Marshall Gunther, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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