Richard Gordon McLeod

14 May 1927–16 January 2011 (Age 83)
Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States

The Life of Richard Gordon

When Richard Gordon McLeod was born on 14 May 1927, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, his father, Clarence Creed McLeod, was 39 and his mother, Maybelle Anne Frandilog Acord, was 27. He married Celestine Anne Meyer on 8 March 1947, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He lived in Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 16 January 2011, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Richard Gordon McLeod
Celestine Anne Meyer
Marriage: 8 March 1947

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8 March 1947
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 13

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.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leòid, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Ljótr ‘ugly’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Mcleod in household of Clarence C Mcleod, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Mcleod in household of Clarence C Mcleod, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Gordon McLeod - Individual or family possessions: male

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