Gordon Lee Townsend

Brief Life History of Gordon Lee

When Gordon Lee Townsend was born on 29 October 1907, in Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia, United States, his father, William W Townsend, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Justine Cook, was 36. He died in January 1986, in LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States.

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Gordon Lee Townsend
1907–1986
Ellie Crump
1904–1989

Sources (5)

  • Gordon Townsend in household of William W Townsend, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gardon Lee Townsend, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Gordon L Townsend, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

1929

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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun(es)ende. Compare Town . There may have been some confusion with Townson .

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

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