Gordon Eugene Flower

16 May 1918–16 November 1980 (Age 62)
Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Gordon Eugene

When Gordon Eugene Flower was born on 16 May 1918, in Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Frank Eugene Flower, was 35 and his mother, Maud Gertrude Calkins, was 32. He married Alvera Faye Knutson in 1957. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Wisconsin, United States in 1980. He died on 16 November 1980, in Pardeeville, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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Gordon Eugene Flower
Alvera Faye Knutson
Marriage: 1957
Gordon Eugene Flower Jr
Jeanne Maude Flower

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 1

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 17

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flower’, ‘blossom’ (Old French flur, from Latin flos, genitive floris). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for a pasty-faced person, from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’. Although the two words are now felt to be accidental homophones, they were not distinguished in spelling before the 18th century.3 English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flā).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gordon Flower in household of Maude Flower, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gordon Flower in household of Gustave Selback, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gordon E Flower in household of Frank E Flower, "United States Census, 1930"

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