Gordon Wheaton

1892–20 January 1976 (Age 84)
Alpena, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gordon

When Gordon Wheaton was born in 1892, in Alpena, Michigan, United States, his father, James Carpenter Wheaton, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Smith, was 50. He married Mabel Elsie Wallace on 25 June 1913, in Alpena, Michigan, United States. He died on 20 January 1976, in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Alpena, Michigan, United States.

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Gordon Wheaton
Mabel Elsie Wallace
Marriage: 25 June 1913

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25 June 1913
Alpena, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 11

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, possibly from places in Lancashire and East and West Yorkshire named Weeton, from Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gordon J. Wheaton, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Gordon Wheaton, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Gordon Wheaton, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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